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The World at 2000

A series of public lectures in May 2000 by Fred Halliday,
LSE's Professor of International Relations

Fred Halliday gives a global view of The World at 2000 in a thought-provoking, wide-ranging series of four public lectures at the School this month. His starting point is clear: "At the start of a new century, the international system is confronted with a set of challenges, the response to which may shape the coming decades.

"First of these remains the prospects for major interstate conflict. The second concerns the growth, stability and reduction of inequalities within the world economy. The third involves the direction of cultural and religious change. The fourth the construction, and maintenance of the institutions of international governance. The fifth relates to our ability to manage technological and scientific change."

Professor Halliday will discuss the implications and questions arising from these challenges to a broad audience. Each lecture is free and open to all and no ticket is required. The lectures are:

Tuesday 2 May
The World at 2000: Patterns and challenges. 
6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, WC2

Tuesday 9 May
Security and Conflict: The futures of American power. 
6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, WC2

Tuesday 16 May
Culture, Ideology and Nationalism. 
6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, WC2

Tuesday 23 May
Globalisation and Governance: Thinking the alternatives. 
6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2

A book entitled The World at 2000 based on this series, will be published by Macmillan Press in October 2000. To order contact Fiona Woodruffe-Peacock on 01256 302611, email: f.woodruffe-peacock@macmillan.co.uk| , or order online at: www.macmillan-press.co.uk.|

For further information, email: events@lse.ac.uk| or tel: 020 7955 6043.


Professor Fred Halliday, tel; 020 7955 7389 or 020 7955 7562
Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, tel; 020 7955 7060.

2 May 2000