Rosimar Da Silva Suzano, Minister, Brazilian Embassy, London
"The course has afforded new and invaluable pathways to rethinking and dealing with global challenges."
Jim Emerson, Secretary General, ChildFund Alliance
“From my first contact with the faculty I knew this was the right course - I would be in a demanding academic environment that has a strong focus on applying knowledge in real situations. It was hard work, it was great fun."
Edward Ferguson, Head of Defense Strategy and Priorities, UK MoD
"I have found the course enormously valuable as a source of practical advice and ideas which I am feeding directly into the process of preparing for the next National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015."
Lars Hanson, Personal Advisor, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.
"I applied to the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy because I wanted to develop my academic skills without giving up my career. The programme gave me that – and much more."
Lei Zhang, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PR China
“It gave me new perspectives that will play a catalytic role in my career”
Liisa-Maija Harju, Communication Specialist, UN Environment
"This course was a great fit for me at this point in my career. Due to the flexible course arrangements I was able to continue working while studying for skills that enable me to move into more senior positions in my field.”
Yohei Matsuda, Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs Division Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
“Planning ahead in public policy requires some strategic thinking and a deep understanding of geopolitical transitions; insights gained on the course are always on my mind when designing economic policies towards the Asia-Pacific region”
Michael Muench, Advisor to the CDU/CSU group in the German Parliament
"The course has equipped me with the analytical tools necessary for making sense of today's multi-faceted world and, as a political advisor, has enabled me to formulate better policy."
Kara Owen, Deputy Ambassador, Paris-designate.
"This combination of thought provoking discussion and practical guidance on how to think strategically means that I will prepare for my new post in a very different way."
Alper Ozden, Adviser, Office of the Turkish Prime Minister.
"The wealth of knowledge and experience shared with us was priceless."
Karen Pierce, Director of Afghanistan and South Asia, Foreign Commonwealth Office
"Right from the first week I was able to apply the lessons I had learnt to our operational and policy work and to coach my teams to look at issues differently."
Darshini Subramaniam, Assistant Director, Ocean Strategy Unit, Ministry of Agriculture of Malaysia
"This course’s unique structure and diverse group of students equipped me with an out of the box perspective on international affairs”
Amy Wilson, Special Assistant to Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, U.S. Department of State
“In my current position, working towards U.S. hosted 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, I find myself constantly drawing on strategic concepts introduced in the program to examine policies through a new lens”
Dominic Wilson, UK National Security Council Secretariat.
"It provides a unique forum for the kind of multi-disciplinary thinking that is essential for strategy making in today's complex world."
Xu Wei, Staff Officer, Ministry of National Defence, PRC.
"This is a wise, timely and bold initiative by LSE IDEAS to train serious thinkers in how to make tomorrow's world more manageable."