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Professor Christopher Coker
Director, Centre for International Studies
Department of International Relations
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6821
Email: cis@lse.ac.uk  

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Centre for International Studies


The Centre for International Studies at LSE is home to an interdisciplinary community of scholars from around the globe undertaking innovative research with an international dimension.


The deadline to apply for a visiting appointment in the CIS 2016-17 has now passed. We will announce the deadline for the 2017-18 academic year in due course.


CIS Visiting Professor-in-Practice Lutfey Siddiqi joined former UK Education Secretary Michael Gove and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a debate on "National versus Global values" at the Global Skills and Education Forum 2017 in Dubai last week. 

The winner of the 2017 Global Teacher Prize was also announced at the event.

Watch the full video of the event or read the session blog.


CIS Visiting Professor-in-Practice Lutfey Siddiqi delivered a keynote address to the CFA Society on Challenges in Global Macro Investing.

Watch the full video.


CIS Visiting Professor-in-Practice Lutfey Siddiqi hosted a roundtable with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 20th February 2017. The 50-strong audience was curated for diversity - touching on topics of leadership, conflict and inclusion. 

Watch the full video.


For previous news items, visit the CIS News Archive.


Call for Papers: Theorizing Historical Change in International Relations

This will be a section at the WISC conference. Paper submission deadline, 1 July 2017. See the Theorizing Historical Change in International Relations section of the Conference Website for details.

1-3 April 2017, Taipei

Supported by the History and Theory Group.

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Digital Society

Seminar three in the current Series on International and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Evidence-based Policy, hosted by the Academy of Social Sciences, CIS Visiting Professor Linda Hantrais and Visiting Fellow Ashley Lenihan.

This seminar will explore how innovation can result from cooperation between researchers and policymakers, with contributors focussing particularly on developments in web science, online technologies, e-governance, e-health and children’s rights.

Convenors: Linda Hantrais FAcSS, International Advisory Group, LSE CIS; Ashley Lenihan, AcSS Senior Policy Adviser, LSE CIS.

18 May 2017, 1.15 - 5.00pm, Academy of Social Sciences, 33 Finsbury Square, London

If you wish to attend this seminar, please download and complete the booking form, and send to Linda Hantrais  (L.Hantrais@lse.ac.uk) and Ashley Lenihan (A.Lenihan@lse.ac.uk) by 8 May 2017.

For further information, visit the event web page.


For a list of previous events, visit the CIS Dialogues and Events page.