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The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire"

LSE IDEAS and International Relations public lecture and book launch

Date: Thursday 22 November 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Geir Lundestad

While the United States has been the world’s leading power from 1945 into the new millennium, it is now being challenged, primarily by China. In many respects the world is without a clear leader.

Geir Lundestad is director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. His new book is The Rise and Decline of the American “Empire”: power and its limits in comparative perspective.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


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