Empires Past & Present: the idea of empire

Hosted by LSE IDEAS

Online public event


Professor Odd Arne Westad

Professor Odd Arne Westad


Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox

For most of the past five millennia, the world has been dominated by empires. These mega-states have set the agenda for much of human development, but their rule has never been uncontested. Anti-imperialism is as old as empires. Economic change and devastating wars have weakened some states and promoted others. This first lecture in the series discusses the concept of empire and resistance to empire in a long historical perspective.

Odd Arne Westad is the Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale, and a former director of LSE IDEAS.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

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