Student events

We run a great range of student events for you to explore IR outside of the classroom, and to enhance our community.


Special Event!

The Future of Space Security

Tuesday 19 March 2024
Room: SAL.LG.04

Join Dr Dimitrios Stroikos, LSE Fellow in the Department of International Relations at LSE, as he discusses The future of space security.

From the growing militarisation of space and the return of great power competition to the challenge of space debris and the increasing number of state and non-state actors operating in outer space, space security appears to have reached an inflection point. This is compounded by the lack of clear and universally accepted norms of responsible behaviour and regulations governing the use of outer space, posing a challenge for ensuring its peaceful and secure use. 

The event will focus on discussions and debates on current challenges and opportunities in outer space security. It will also invite students to consider how International Relations theory can be relevant to outer space security and whether conflict in space is inevitable.

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

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Special Event!

Our Nuclear Future: A Discussion on Defence Policy and Careers with the UK Ministry of Defence

Tuesday 26 March 2024
Room: PAN G.01

Are you interested in nuclear deterrence, grand strategy, or careers in foreign policy and defence? Join IR205 (International Security) for a discussion with guest speakers from the Ministry of Defence about developments, debates, and careers in the nuclear field.

Ed Read, Head of Nuclear Deterrence Policy, and Paul Masterton, Head of Engagement in Nuclear Deterrence Policy, will discuss the state of global nuclear security and provide advice about careers in defence policy. Moderated by Lauren Sukin, Assistant Professor of International Relations, this event will highlight emerging trends in international security and provide guidance to students curious about career opportunities in the field. 

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

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Careers events

There are a wide range of careers events planned for you. The Department works closely with LSE Careers to give you opportunities to explore your professional development. 

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Spheres of Influence

Held throughout Winter Term, these seminars for 2nd/3rd year undergraduate and postgraduate students give you the opportunity to learn about the diverse ways your studies of International Relations can translate into professional life. A speaker working in the field of IR will present their career trajectory, and then focus on a particular IR topic that is relevant to their work, before opening the floor to a more informal discussion about where your IR degree can take you.

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(Un)Resolved: An Informal Debate about Current Events

These very informal sessions put the spotlight on a topical news item, which you explore from an IR perspective, with pizza. Conversational and casual, (Un)Resolved is a brilliant way to put your knowledge of IR into practice!

Hosted by a member of IR faculty, these sessions are open to all students and faculty in the Department of International Relations. 

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Food for Thought

This is your opportunity to share a two-course lunch in the Senior Dining Room with a member of the IR faculty and discuss an article or piece of content that will be sent around in advance. 

These small lunches are limited to just twelve attendees - six undergraduates and six postgraduates - meaning you have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and the academic’s research interests in much greater detail than you otherwise might.

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