What are the forces that are shaping the world today? LSE experts explore the current political, economic and social landscape by using examples from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. How do they see the changing world from the perspective of those areas and what should the agenda be for the social sciences from their experience and expertise?
Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is Pro-Director (Research) and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at LSE. He is one of the leading researchers, teachers, and commentators on European and comparative politics in the UK. He has published over 100 books and articles and has won several prestigious prizes and fellowships for his research, including from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the American Political Science Association, and the UK Economic and Social Research Council. He is also a prize-winning teacher, and continues to teach “Introduction to Political Science” to over 300 first-year undergraduate students.
George Ofosu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at LSE. His research focuses on political accountability, election integrity, legislator behavior, and the quality of democracy, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He also works on issues of research design and transparency. His research has appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science and Electoral Studies. Dr. Ofosu is a Democracy and Development Fellow at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development.
Peter Trubowitz is a Professor of International Relations, and Director of the US Centre at LSE and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. His main teaching and research interests are in the fields of international security and US foreign policy. He also writes and comments frequently on US politics. Before joining the LSE, he was Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also held visiting positions at Harvard, Princeton, University of California at San Diego, Universidad de Chile, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he was the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in American Foreign Policy.
Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place.
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