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LSE Festival 2022
The Future of the United Nations

Saturday 18 June 2022 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Marshall Building

Hosted by LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World?


Martin Binder is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading and a member of their UN and Global Order Programme. 

Devika Hovell is Associate Professor in Public International Law at LSE. Her current research includes an investigation of the UN Security Council’s authority and decision-making.

Mathias Koenig-Archibugi is Associate Professor of Global Politics in the Department of Government and Department of International Relations at LSE. His research interests focus on the governance of global issues, especially in the area of health and labour rights, and on the possibility of democratising global politics.


Karen E Smith, Professor of International Relations at LSE.

Is the United Nations still able to perform its intended role as forum for global deliberation, negotiation, and policymaking? Multilateralism seems in crisis precisely when it is needed most. Challenges are multifaceted and originate from established, emerging and declining powers.

In his address to the UN Security Council in April 2022, President Zelenskyy of Ukraine said: “It is now clear that the goals set in San Francisco in 1945 during the creation of a global international security organisation have not been achieved. And it is impossible to achieve them without reforms. Therefore, we must do everything in our power to pass on to the next generations an effective UN with the ability to respond preventively to security challenges and thus guarantee peace.”

What reforms could revitalise the UN and what are the prospects of them being enacted? 

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This event is part of the LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World? running from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2022.

This event is free and open to all, but a ticket is required. Online booking for events in the LSE Festival will open on Monday 16 May 2022.

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Women's International Thought public exhibition
5 May - 2 September 2022

LSE Library are delighted to be the hosts of a new public exhibition on “Women’s International Thought”, which launches on 5 May and will be open until 2 September 2022.

This exhibition explores the ideas, genres, and contexts of women’s international thinking in Britain and the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. A period of colonial and anti-colonial struggles, superpower rivalry, racial, class and gendered conflicts, the legacies of these times – and these women’s ideas - are still with us today.

Curated by the Leverhulme Project on Women and the History of International Thought, the exhibition explores women international thinkers and their work at a fundamental moment in the imagining of international relations.

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