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Reforming the United Nations - Mission Impossible?

LSE IDEAS inaugural public lecture

Date: Thursday 11 October 2007
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Paul Kennedy
Chair: Howard Davies

Professor Kennedy's latest book is The Parliament of Man: the past, present and future of the United Nations (2006), which is inspired by the work he did on a report for the secretary general for the 50th anniversary of the UN.

Professor Kennedy is currently the J Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University, where he teaches on political, economic, and strategic issues. He is one of the most well-known international historians working in the field today, and has reached a global audience through his books The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (1987) and Preparing for the Twenty-First Century (1993).

Professor Kennedy is joining IDEAS -CWSC for 2007-2008 as the inaugural holder of the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs.

Ticket Information

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.

Update: Wednesday 3 October

All tickets for this event have now been allocated. Any applicants who were unsuccessful in their ticket request will be advised as soon as possible. Tickets to successful applicants will be posted out by tomorrow Thursday 4 October.

If you have not been successful in requesting a ticket then please see below for details of returns queue.

Returns Queue:

There will be a returns queue in operation for the Old Theatre. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue. The returns queue will be located on the ground floor of the Old Building, next to the Old Theatre. Entry via the returns queue is not guaranteed, and is strictly subject to seats being available.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk.


Podcast and Slides

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.

Professor Kennedy's accompanying slides are also available to download:

Download presentation: Reforming the United Nations - Mission Impossible? (pdf)