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Knowledge beyond boundaries: student research conference

Hosted by LSE Festival: Power and Politics

In-person and online public event (Shaw Library)

LSE’s annual interdisciplinary student research conference is taking place this year as part of the LSE Festival on Monday 10 June, in the Shaw Library and various locations around campus. The conference will showcase the research of current LSE students, recent alumni, and students from our partner CIVICA universities across Europe. This year’s conference draws on the LSE Festival theme of power and politics. 

Panels and sessions at this year's conference will address a wide range of thematic areas from across the social sciences which connect to issues of power and politics, including AI development and regulation, democratic governance, migration and refugees, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and many more.

Location update: registration and opening remarks will take place in the Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building. An updated programme with new locations is available to view now.

View conference programme

Highlights include:

  • Over 100 research projects to discover, exploring the theme ‘Power and Politics’
  • 18 departments represented
  • 16 LSE alumni
  • 12 students from CIVICA partner institutions
  • Lunch and drinks reception for in-person attendees

The conference will provide a space to engage with a huge variety of student and alumni research: panel discussions, a poster gallery, performances, and keynotes, all of which highlight the importance of interdisciplinary approaches for understanding the transformations we observe in the world. 

Attendees are encouraged to join us for the full day but are welcome to drop in and out of panels throughout the day. Lunch and other refreshments are provided.

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More about the event

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Power and Politics running from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 June 2024, with a series of events exploring how power and politics shape our world. Booking for all Festival events will open on Monday 13 May.  

Hashtag for this event: #LSEFestival

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