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Joseph Nye to speak at LSE: soft power and the struggle against terrorism

Wednesday 4 May, 2pm 
Peacock Theatre, LSE, Portugal Street 

Professor Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 4 May.

He will explore the concept and limitations of soft power and its relevance to the struggle against terrorism. He will also discuss the concepts and implementation of the new American security strategy of September 2002 and the aftermath of the Iraq war.

Joseph Nye is the University Distinguished Service Professor and the Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University. He was dean of the Kennedy School from 1995 to 2004 and prior to this, served as assistant secretary of defence for international security affairs, in which position he won two Distinguished Service medals. His most recent book is Softpower: the means to success in world politics.

Professor Michael Cox, co-director of LSE's Cold War Studies Centre, will chair this event.

Soft Power and the Struggle Against Terrorism is on Wednesday 4 May at 2pm in the Peacock Theatre, LSE, Portugal Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Request a ticket for this event|


  • Members of the public: To request a ticket for this event, click here
  • Media contact: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk 


This event is organised by the Department of International Relations| in association with the LSESU Grimshaw Club|  

26 April 2005