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Political Science at LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID-19

Hosted by the Department of Government

Online public event, United Kingdom

Speakers

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Daniel Skeffington

Ebla Bohmer and Lukasz Kremky

Dr Gordon Bannerman

Dr Gordon Bannerman

Hilke Gudel and Sara Luxmoore

Chair

Professor Paul Kelly

Professor Paul Kelly

Join the contributors of the first ever history of the Department of Government as we celebrate the publication of Political Science at the LSE. Using detailed archival research as well as over thirty interviews with a range of individuals with unique perspectives on the Department, the book of its history traces the emergence and evolution of LSE Government from 1895 to 2020.

This launch sees the contributors explore how the department has been shaped by key events from World Wars I and II, through Thatcherism, to COVID-19, as well as key figures including Harold Laski and Michael Oakeshott.

Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID is free for all to access here

Meet our speakers and chair 

Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey (@Cheryl_SB) is Professor and Head of the Department of Government at LSE. She is Fellow of the British Academy and editor of Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID. 

Daniel Skeffington holds a MSc in Political Theory from the LSE Department of Government (2020) and is contributor to Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID.

Ebla Bohmer holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the LSE Department of Government (2020) and is contributor to Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID.

Gordon Bannerman is a historian and Professor at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ontario. His areas of expertise include Early Modern and Modern British social, economic, and political history, and the history of warfare, business, and commercial policy. He is editor of Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID. 

Hilke Gudel is a PhD student in the LSE Department of Government and contributor to Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID.

Lukasz Kremky is a third year BSc Politics and Philosophy student in the LSE Department of Government and contributor to Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID.

Sara Luxmore holds a BSc in Politics and Philosophy from the LSE Department of Government (2020) and is a researcher at the LSE Data Science Institute and LSE Cities. She is contributor to Political Science at the LSE: a history of the Department of Government, from the Webbs to COVID.

Paul Kelly (@PJThinker) is Professor of Political Theory in the LSE Department of Government. 

More about this event 

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students. 

Twitter Hashtag for this event is: #LSEGovHistory

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