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The New American Empire

Wednesday 19 February, 6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

The real turning point in recent American history was not 11 September but rather the decade which followed the end of the Cold War. Few understood this at the time, or recognized its international implications, until 9/11 revealed the extraordinary character of American power within the world system.

Professor Michael Cox, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will be focusing on the changes the decade preceding the Cold War brought to the USA in The New American Empire, on Wednesday 19 February at LSE.

The lecture is part of a series of Miliband Lectures on American Power in the 21st Century.

Professor Michael Cox is based at the International Relations department at LSE. Professor David Held, Government Department, LSE, will chair this lecture which is free and open to all. No ticket required.

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To reserve a press ticket, contact Judith Higgin on 020 7955 7060 or email j.a.higgin@lse.ac.uk| 

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As the sole superpower, the USA occupies a unique position in economics, military, politics and international relations. Is America using its power for benign ends, or has it simply become a new self-seeking empire? A series of Miliband Lectures on American Power in the 21st Century will examine this question from diverse perspectives, bringing together some of the best commentators on American power and influence from different parts of the world.

The series continues with Hard or Soft Power? Transatlantic Perspectives on Thursday 6 March. Speaking will be Robert Cooper, director-general for external and politico-military affairs at the Council of the European Union, and Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Hard or Soft Power? Is free and open to all but ticketed. Contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk to reserve a press ticket.

4 February 2003

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