Professor Michael Cox speaking on EH Carr to crowd at LSE IDEAS

Looking Back: Looking Forward. Another 'Twenty Years' Crisis?

The international system is facing a perfect storm. Can history teach us how to avoid crisis?

In 1939 E.H. Carr authored a classic book on international politics explaining why the world had experienced a 'Twenty Years' Crisis' following the Versailles Peace Treaty of 1919.

Are we on the verge of another crisis of equal intensity? What can history teach us? And are there any lessons we need to learn from the past that might help us navigate the future?

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Event recorded 2nd February 2017


Ken Booth is EH Carr Professor in the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at LSE.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.