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Current Events

International Relations and Centre for International Studies Public Lecture:

Omission Accomplished: The Iraq Invasion in American and Japanese Security Narratives

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2017, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: Tower One, Room G.01
Speaker: Professor Marie Thorsten
Chair: Professor William A. Callahan

This presentation will examine the significance of the Iraq invasion in Japanese and American domestic and bilateral security narratives at the start of the new Trump administration.

Marie Thorsten is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at LSE and Professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. She teaches international relations and media studies and is the author of Superhuman Japan: Knowledge, Nation and Culture in US-Japan Relations. Routledge, 2012 and forthcoming, 2016.

William A. Callahan is Professor of International Relations at LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For any queries e-mail s.wise3@lse.ac.uk or phone 0207 955 6821.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSEThorsten

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International Relations Public Lecture:

FPA and the Resurgence of the State in a Globalised Era

Date: Monday 23 January 2017, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Chris Alden and Dr Amnon Aran
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge

This lecture will be based on the second edition of Foreign Policy Analysis – new approaches' (Routledge 2017), and will explore the challenges and opportunities facing foreign policy at the onset of the 21st century.

Chris Alden is Professor of International Relations at LSE.

Amnon Aran is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at City University London.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For any queries e-mail s.wise3@lse.ac.uk or phone 0207 955 6821.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSEFPA

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International Relations Public Conversation:

Europe and the Challenges of Governance in the Southern Neighbourhood

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2017, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Venue: Clement House, Room 6.02
Speaker: Dr Nicholas Westcott
Discussants: Dr Ian Black, Dr Mattia Toaldo, and Inez von Weitershausen
Chair: Dr Federica Bicchi

Nicholas Westcott (@NickWestcottEU) is Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa at the European External Action Service.

Ian Black (@ian_black) is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre and former Middle East editor, diplomatic editor and European editor for The Guardian.

Mattia Toaldo (@mattiatoaldo) is a Senior Policy Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Inez von Weitershausen (@InezvW) is a PhD student at LSE.

Federica Bicchi is Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For any queries e-mail s.wise3@lse.ac.uk or phone 0207 955 6821.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSEWestcott

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LSE Arts Public Exhibition:

Thinking Visually, Feeling Visually: Student Films from the International Relations Department

Date: Monday 30 January - Friday 24 February 2017
Time: Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 8.00pm
Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building

Student Films from the International Relations Department

In ‘Visual International Politics’ (IR318), International Relations students don’t just watch movies – they make their own films. This exhibit screens six short documentary films that address topics ranging from the global politics of beards (‘Beard Goggles’), to a behind the scenes look at London’s Russian elite (‘Bliny vs. Scones’), to a political ethnography of passengers on ‘The Night Bus’. Download the event banner for further information.

The course is taught by Professor William A. Callahan (IR Department) and Darren Moon (LTI). This exhibition is co-organised by LSE’s International Relations Department and Learning Technology and Innovation unit, and is in association with LSE Arts.

This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed, at Christmas and Easter, or unless otherwise stated on the web listing). Please note the exhibition will close at 3pm on Friday 24 February.

For further information email arts@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043. 

Suggested hashtag for this exhibition: #LSEArts

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International Relations Book Launch:

The Great War and the Middle East

Date: Wednesday 1 February 2017, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: Tower One, Room G.01
Speaker: Dr Robert Johnson
Chair: Dr Heather Jones

Did the First World War shape the modern Middle East? Why do we tend to focus on events in Europe in this global war when the imperial axis ran through the Middle East? Why have studies recently concentrated on the experience of war on the front line and relegated the decision-makers or the agency of the Middle Eastern populations?

In addressing these questions, Rob Johnson explains the inter-connected nature of this conflict, the rationale of strategic decisions, the deflection of planning by operational outcomes and the problems with our framework of interpretation. This new study resituates the Middle East in the First World War, analyses decision-makers and evaluates the problems that arise when attempting to convert military operations into strategic benefits: the results are often surprising.

Rob Johnson is Director of the Changing Character of War (CCW) research programme, Senior Research Fellow of Pembroke College, and Associate of the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

Heather Jones is Associate Professor of International History at LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For any queries e-mail s.wise3@lse.ac.uk or phone 0207 955 6821.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSEWWI

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Call for Papers: Rethinking Revolutions

Date: Friday 26 May 2017
Venue: The London School of Economics and Political Science

This workshop seeks to bring together scholars and students working on revolutions from different disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. Sociology, International Relations, History, and Political Science), sub-fields (e.g. social movements, civil resistance, political violence), and perspectives (e.g. structural and strategic, quantitative and qualitative, constructivist and rationalist), in order to help advance the next generation of revolutionary studies.

Those interested in attending the workshop should send an abstract (c. 250 words) of their proposed paper to George Lawson and Daniel Ritter by 1 December 2016. Please note that the maximum number of participants at the workshop is 12. Full papers are due by 1 May 2017.

Download the Call for Papers for further information.

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