Science Po University Paris

LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History

The Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS, the Department of International History at LSE, and the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris co-organise the joint LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (HY510).



The seminar welcomes presentations on any aspect of 20th or 21st century contemporary international history, broadly defined.

Call for Papers

There are currently no calls for papers.

Attend the seminar 

The seminar is open to all PhD students and staff at both LSE and Sciences Po. We also welcome outside participants: if you would like to take part in the seminar, please sign up via the relevant eventbrite link in the programme below. If you have any doubts or difficulties, please e-mail the course organiser.

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2021/22 Programme at LSE

Seminars take place from 4 to 5.30pm BST/GMT in-person or on Zoom. Attendance is open to all, but in-person attendance is for LSE participants only. Non-LSE attendees should register in advance by contacting Grant Golub ( or registering via the relevant Eventbrite page close to the time.

6 October - Women and Humanitarianism in International Affairs

Humanitarianism and Spanish Royal Diplomacy in the First World War - Marina Pérez de Arcos, LSE/Oxford

“Two for the Price of One”: American Diplomatic Wives’ Role in the Early Cold War - Alex Penler, LSE

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20 October - Counterinsurgency and Counterrevolution in the Global Cold War

A New Kind of Progressive: How Poles, Germans, and the CIA Remade Venezuela - Piotr Kosicki, University of Maryland

Capital and Consolidation: The Rise of the New Order in Indonesia, 1965-68 - Mattias Fibiger, Harvard Business School

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10 November (Joint London-Paris Session)

“Juan Estraus” and War Criminals: Europeans in Bolivia, 1935-1945 - Andrea Orzoff, New Mexico State University

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24 November (Joint London-Paris Session)

Occupied Instabul as a Cominternian Hub: Sailors, Soldiers, and PostImperial Networks, 1918-1923 - Burak Sayim, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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8 December - New Histories of the Vietnam War Era

Trong Dinh Dzu and the Rise and Fall of Vietnamese Populism: Revisiting the 1967 South Vietnamese Presidential Election - Sean Fear, University of Leeds

Decolonization in Education: Language Policy in University-Level Education of the Two Vietnams - Le Nam Trung Hieu, The International School of Hue University

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2021/22 Programme at Sciences Po

Sessions will be held either at Salle du Traité or on Zoom, 5-7pm (Paris time).

Stay tuned for updates on the programme.