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Dr Kirsten Ainley
Centre for International Studies
Department of International Relations
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Email: cis@lse.ac.uk  


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 deadlines to apply for a visiting appointment in the CIS 2017-18 are:

  • Friday 22 September 2017
  • Monday 18 December 2017

For further information on visiting appointments and how to apply, visit the visiting appointments webpage.


CIS and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Martin Bayly reveals an Indian dimension to the development of International Relations in his new article on 'Imagining new worlds: forging 'non-western' International Relations in late colonial India'.

Read the full article.


CIS Visiting Professor-in-Practice Lutfey Siddiqi was quoted in the New York Times today for his outlook on the US dollar in light of geo-political risk.

Read the full article.


CIS Visiting Fellow Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués will be giving a paper on 'Sovereignty in the Arab world: A hybrid between Westphalia and Islam?' at this year's European International Studies Association (EISA) conference in Barcelona, on 13-16 September 2017.

Elisabeth will also convene a panel on 'EU foreign and security policy in a Contested World Order: Normative contestation within and beyond the European Union'.

Visit the conference web page for further information.


For previous news items, visit the CIS News Archive.


The Interplay of Markets and Politics

The Systemic Risk Centre and CIS will host a dialogue with Dr Axel A. Weber, Group Chairman UBS & Former President of the Bundesbank, moderated by Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor-in-Practice, LSE.

6 September 2017, 12.00 - 13.00, Old Theatre, LSE

For further information, visit the event webpage.


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