Alumni Policy Weekend is the flagship event in the Alumni Network calendar. It is an exclusive all-day event for the LSE IDEAS Alumni community. The Alumni Policy Weekend takes place in the beginning of June every year and gives Alumni an opportunity to re-connect with fellow classmates, Alumni from other cohorts and faculty, and discuss the contemporary global issues and trends. The Alumni Policy Weekend is organised closely with the Alumni Committee.
The June 2023 Alumni Policy Weekend was entitled China and Latin America: Development, Agency and Geopolitics in a Changing International Order
The June 2022 Alumni Policy Weekend was entitled Trends in Global Digital (Dis)orders
The June 2021 Alumni Policy Weekend was entitled The Revival of Liberal Internationalism: Delusion or Reality?
The June 2020 Alumni Policy Weekend took place virtually with the following panels:
Is there a new Cold War?
Economics and the International System post COVID-19
Will the World 'Quarantine' China?
Alumni Special Keynote with Dame Karen Pierce
The June 2019 Alumni Policy Weekend was entitled Cold War Ends: Liberalism Triumphant? False Dawn?.
The June 2018 Alumni Policy Weekend was entitled The Return of Great Power Politics and debated the future of great power relations and global conflict. Speakers included: Barry Buzan, IDEAS Directors Christopher Coker and Michael Cox, Nana De Graaff, Amelia Hadfield, Gideon Rachman, Meera Sabaratnam, Kori Schake, and Maximilian Terhalle.
The first Alumni Policy Weekend event, held in June 2017, was entitled The Rise of Populism and the Crisis of Globalization: Brexit, Trump and Beyond. Speakers included: IDEAS Director Michael Cox, Tim Oliver, Uta Staiger, Brian Klaas, Barry Buzan, Leslie Vinjamuri, Mukulika Banerjee, Yu Jie, and Sir Robert Cooper.