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LSE IDEAS Projects

IDEAS hosts innovative research projects on diplomacy, foreign policy, and the issues that transcend regional boundaries.

You can find information about our current projects here, and also access information about all completed projects at LSE IDEAS.

CSEEP 300300

Central and South-East Europe Programme

A programme that focuses on the connectivity between the states of this region, their history and the interaction with present day wider trends and global phenomena.

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China Foresight

Analysing Chinese strategy and foreign policy from the inside out.

CWSP 300300

Cold War Studies Project

The CWSP focuses on the new history of the Cold War, the global Cold War in Europe and Third World - not just the US and USSR, and the continuing modern day impact of the Cold War.

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Conflict Research Programme

The CRP aims to understand why contemporary violence is so difficult to end and to analyse the underlying political economy of violence with a view to informing policy.

Dahrendorf 300300

Dahrendorf Forum

A major research and policy engagement network bringing together academics and practitioners to debate and critically reflect upon Europe’s future. The Dahrendorf Forum is a joint project with the Hertie School in Berlin.

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Economic Diplomacy Commission

A forum for informed strategic discussion and evaluation of the future of the UK’s economic diplomacy.


Global South Unit

A decentralised ideas hub aimed at investigating the changing role of the South in shaping the global order.

Global Strategies 300300

Global Strategies

Connecting academics with Whitehall and beyond to enhance strategic decision making.

Peace 300300

Peace and Security

This project focuses on how peace activists, politicians, and ordinary citizens have imagined and practiced 'peace' and 'security' since the early twentieth century. 

Prowibo 300300

Professors Without Borders

Professors Without Borders is a social enterprise that specializes in university education, building customised short-term 'summer schools'.

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Racism and International Politics Series

Examining the impact of racism on international relations through webinars, events, and publications during 2020/21.

UN 300300

United Nations at LSE

Bringing together the expertise of the LSE and the work of the United Nations.



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LSE IDEAS, Floor 9, Pankhurst House, 1 Clement's Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ