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"World on the Edge": the crisis of the western liberal order

When: Tuesday 16 February 2021 6:00pm to 7.30pm
Where: Online via Zoom or live streamed on Facebook

This event will debate the crisis of the liberal order: is the cause of the crisis liberalism itself, or does it have as much to do with Trump and the rise of populism as anything else?

Speakers:

Beate Jahn is Professor of International Relations, Head of the Department of International Relations and President of the European International Studies Association (EISA).

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982.

G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies. Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.

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

This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required (after 10am via Zoom on Tuesday 2 February).

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Women in International Thought

When: Wednesday 10 March 2021 12.30-1.30pm
Where: Online via Zoom or live streamed on Facebook

There is a rich history of scholarly work by women on International Relations that has often been ignored in the discipline. This event, taking place shortly after International Women’s Day, will uncover and explore women’s often foundational role in thinking about international politics.

Speakers:

Shruti Balaji is a PhD researcher in the International Relations Department at LSE, working on Indian women international thinkers in the late colonial period in India (c. 1920-50).

Michael Cox is Emeritus Professor of International Relations whose most recent work includes an introduction to a centennial edition of J.M Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace. He is currently working on a history of International Relations at LSE. 

Patricia Owens is Director of the Leverhulme Research Project, Women and the History of International Thought and co-editor of Women’s International Thought: A New History

Chair: Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE, and is Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit.

This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required (after 10am via Zoom on Wednesday 24 February).

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The Fred Halliday Memorial lecture
From Subject to Citizen - And Back: crises of the republic

When: Monday 22 March 2021 6.30-8.00pm
Where: Online via Zoom or live streamed on Facebook

This lecture will explore how and why the symbolic investment in republican discourse and the building of republican institutions can be so detrimental to the rights of the very public that they are meant to represent, even embody.

A lecture in the series which celebrates the life and achievements of one of the world's leading Middle East scholars, international relations theorists and analysts of global affairs, Professor Fred Halliday.

Speaker:

Charles Tripp is a Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is one of the founders of the Centre for Comparative Political Thought at SOAS.

Chair: Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE, and is Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit.

This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required (after 10am via Zoom on Monday 8 March).

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Find out more about Fred Halliday and the memorial lectures


 

 

 

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