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Earlier podcasts archive

from the Department of International Relations

Catch up with our events from earlier years

2020

 

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Imperialism and the Developing World

Tuesday 8 December 2020
Online public event - 90 mins

Professor Atul Kohli discusses the core themes covered in his latest book, Imperialism and the Developing World, with Dr Natalya Naqvi.

Speakers:

Atul KohliDavid K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. 

Natalya Naqvi, assistant professor in International Political Economy at LSE. 

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

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The Pandemic as a Portal: mobilization, activism and opportunities for structural change following crisis and upheaval

Thursday 19 November 2020
Online public event - 90 mins

A burgeoning body of scholarship shows that activists can exploit opportunities created by war, upheaval, and economic collapse to leverage transformative social change. Precisely because they are so destructive, moments of crisis can upend existing social and political hierarchies and create new spaces for mobilization and structural change. How can activists leverage this moment to advance the representation and inclusion of communities most marginalized by status quo politics?

Speakers:

Grace Blakely, economics and politics commentator, activist and author. She is a staff writer at Tribune Magazine.

Aviah Sarah Day, lecturer in criminology at Birkbeck’s Department of Criminology.

Chrisann Jarrett, Co-founder and co-CEO of We Belong. In 2014, she founded the project Let Us Learn calling for equal access to higher education for young migrants living in the UK.

Shanice McBean, an activist in Sisters Uncut – a national direct-action collective fighting cuts to domestic violence services and state violence.

Sakina Sheikh, a Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for the London Borough of Lewisham.

Natalya Naqvi, assistant professor in International Political Economy at LSE. 

Chair: Milli Lake, associate professor of International Relations in the Department of International Relations. She co-directs the Women's Rights After War project.

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Racism, Imperialism and Decolonization in International Relations

Monday 26 October 2020
Online public event - 90 mins

The panel addressed four key questions related to International Relations as a mainstream academic discipline and racialised politics. Why might Black Lives Matter be a subject for scholars of IR or world politics? Has the discipline acknowledged its original sin in terms of erasing non-Western history in helping to shape international society? Has IR taken seriously the colonial histories that were constitutive of the formation of modern states? How can IR be democratised without wrestling with the history of racialised international political analysis and racism in general?

Speakers:
Nivi Manchanda
, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in International Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London

Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa, Senior Lecturer in European and International Development Studies, University of Portsmouth

Musab Younis, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London

Christopher Murray, Lecturer in War and Conflict Studies at the Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia

Chair: Karen E Smith, Professor of International Relations, LSE

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The World: a brief introduction

Wednesday 23 September 2020
Online public event - 1 hour

Speaker: Dr Richard N Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations
Discussant: Professor Peter Trubowitz, Department of International Relations, LSE
Chair:  Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE

Dr Richard N Haass (@RichardHaass), president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses his new book, The World: A Brief Introduction, and the current state of the world - how we got here, where we're heading, and what it means for all of us. 

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Twilight of Democracy: the failure of politics and the parting of friends

Tuesday 28 July 2020
Online public event - 1 hour

In this online event with Anne Applebaum she discussed her new book, Twilight of Democracy. As well as a work of memoir and reporting, it is a deep meditation on the central political dilemma of our time: Why did the wave of enthusiasm for liberal democracy, shared across the political spectrum in the 1980s and 90s, come to an end? How did we come to be so divided? Why did everyone get so angry?

Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag: A History, which won the Pulitzer Prize, of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, which won the Cundill Prize and Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine which won the Lionel Gelber and Duff Cooper prizes. She is a columnist for The Atlantic and a senior fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Chair: Mick Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, and Director of LSE IDEAS.

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Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age?

Thursday 25 June 2020
Online public event
part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response

Religious gatherings have been identified as a major sites of transmission raising tensions in many countries between believers and the secular authorities seeking to regulate them. But many people are also searching for meaning and faith groups have adapted to online worship and support to meet the need for hope and connection in the face of suffering and isolation. How will COVID-19 reshape the religious landscape in the future?

Speakers:

Elizabeth Oldfield, Director of the Theos Think Tank.

Professor Azza M Karam, Secretary General elect of Religions for Peace International

Dr James Walters, Director of LSE Religion and Global Society Research Unit and Senior Lecturer in Practice in the Department of International Relations

Chair: Dr Katerina Dalacoura, Associate Professor in International Relations, LSE

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COVID-19 and Africa: pandemics and global politics

Monday 1 June  2020
Online public event
organised by LSE IDEAS

A panel of leading African commentators will reflect on the global response to the health dimensions of the pandemic in Africa.

Speakers

Assis Malaquias is Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Studies and Maritime Affairs at the California State University (Maritime).

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Folashadé Soulé-Kondou is a Senior Research Associate in International Relations at the University of Oxford (Blavatnik School of Government).

Chris Alden is Co-Director of the Global South Unit and Professor in International Relations at LSE.

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A World Parliament: government and democracy in the 21st century

When: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Speakers:

Andreas Bummel, Director of Democracy Without Borders and the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Theresa Squatrito, Assistant Professor in International Relations, LSE

Chair: Mathias Koenig-ArchibugiAssociate Professor (Reader) in Global Politics, LSE

Global challenges such as war, poverty, inequality and climate change are overwhelming nation-states and today’s international institutions. Can the creation of a democratic world parliament help achieve a peaceful, just and sustainable world community?

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LSE Festival 2020: Shape The World
Propaganda and Democratic Resistance

When: Wednesday 4 March 2020

Speakers: 
Dr Shakuntala Banaji, associate professor of media and communications, LSE
Darren Moon, Senior Learning Technologist in the LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement
Peter Pomerantsev, senior fellow in the Institute for Global Affairs, LSE

Chair: Professor William Callahan, Professor of International Relations, LSE

This round table brought together experts on propaganda and the Internet to explore the populist problem presented by “fake news” – and how we can resist it.

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The Susan Strange Lecture 2020:
The International Political Economy: sources of nuclear proliferation

When: Thursday 13 February 2020

Speaker: Professor Etel Solingen, the Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California Irvine and the Susan Strange Visiting Professor, 2019-20 at LSE.

Chair: Professor Karen E Smith, Professor of International Relations, LSE

The 2020 Susan Strange lecture paid tribute to Professor Strange's contributions by focusing on the international political economy dimensions of nuclear choices, for or against nuclear weapons.

Whereas relative power and security dilemmas have dominated the study of nuclear proliferation for decades, an approach centered on the "cui bono" (who benefits) question reveals how domestic distributional implications related to the global economy have systematic effects on states’ nuclear choices.

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The Pentagon's Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change and War

Hosted by LSE's Shape the World Series

When: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Speaker: Professor Neta C Crawford, professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University

The Pentagon was a leader, in the 1980s and 1990s, in United States in recognizing climate change as a looming security concern. The DOD has thus prepared for climate change with plans for responding to climate caused disruption to operations. The DoD is also predicting and preparing for climate change caused war. What are the security threats that will flow from climate change? Is ‘climate war’ inevitable?  

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2019

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The Hedley Bull Lectures: The Present, Past and Future of Civil War

Hosted by the Centre for International Studies

The comparative study of civil wars has proceeded largely on the basis of the assumption that they are fundamentally of the same type. A research focus on the post-WWII period has been dictated by the needs of quantitative analysis. In contrast, in this Hedley Bull lecture series, Professor Kalyvas explored the macro-temporal variation of civil wars. 

Speaker: 

Professor Stathis Kalyvas, the Gladstone Professor of Government in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

The Present of Civil War
Monday 18 November 2019

What types of civil wars dominate after WWII - and why.

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The Past of Civil War
Wednesday 20 November 2019

The pre-WWII past, going back as far as the American War of Independence.

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The Future of Civil War
Friday 22 November 2019

Do we still live in the present, as far as civil wars are concerned, and what the future might hold.

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The Return of the Policy That Shall Not Be Named: industrial policy and the IMF in Global Economic Governance

Hosted by the Departments of International Relations and International Development

When: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Speakers: 
Reda Cherif, Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Fuad Hasanov, Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Georgetown University.
Natalya Naqvi, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at LSE
Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy and Development in the Department of International Development at LSE.
Jostein Hauge, economist and a Research Associate at the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the University of Cambridge

After decades of neglect, industrial policy is making a comeback at key institutions for global economic governance. The authors of a seminal IMF paper on modern industrial policy in an era of globalisation will present their recent work on this controversial topic.

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Book launch roundtable: The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

Hosted by the Department of International Relations

When: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Speakers: 
Michael Yahuda, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, LSE
Christopher R Hughes, Professor of International Relations, LSE
Yuka Kobayashi, Assistant Professor in China and International Politics at SOAS, University of London
Chair: William A Callahan, Professor of International Relations, LSE

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Martin Wight Memorial Lecture
Sovereignty as Responsibility

Hosted by the Department of International Relations

When: Monday 11 November 2019
Speaker: Professor Jennifer Welsh, Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security at McGill University (Montreal, Canada)

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Book launch: Anatomies of Revolution

Hosted by LSE IDEAS and the Department of International Relations

When: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Speakers: 

Kimberly Hutchings, Professor of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University, London

Mary Kaldor, Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit at the Department of International Development, LSE

George Lawson, Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE

Stephen M Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University

Chair: Ayça Çubukçu, Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights at LSE

Some of the world's best-known and most acute scholars of revolution will discuss the main themes that emerge from George Lawson's Anatomies of Revolution during this roundtable.

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Arguing about immigration

Monday 21 October 2019

Hosted by the Centre for International Studies

Professor Michael Walzer focused on the US debate, arguing against open borders but asked the UK and the US to consider their current immigration policies. He also issued a warning about future refugees and immigrants generated by global warming for which the US and UK are unprepared. 

Speaker:

Professor Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, one of the world's most eminent international theorists.

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No Longer Special? The Death of Anglo-America?

Public debate hosted by LSE IDEAS and the Department of International Relations

When: Thursday 3 October 2019
Speakers: 
Professor G John Ikenberry, Albert G Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; 
Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General at the International Institute for Strategic Studies;
Professor Linda Yueh, Visiting Professor, LSE IDEAS
Chair: Professor Michael Cox, Director LSE IDEAS

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The Wealth Effect: how the great expectations of the middle class have changed the politics of banking crises

Hosted by the Systemic Risk Centre

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
Speakers: 
Jeffrey Chwieroth, Professor of International Political Economy, Department of International Relations, LSE
Andrew Walter, Professor of International Relations, School of Social and Political Sciences, Melbourne (and formally Reader in International Political Economy at LSE)

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LSE Festival: Protesting Inequalities

Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

Date: Saturday 2 March 2019
Speakers: Bird la Bird, Dr Aviah Sarah Day, Dr Armine Ishkanian, Professor Tomila Lankina, Dr Olga Onuch
Chair: Professor Bev Skeggs

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Book launch: The Politics of International Political Theory: Reflections on the Works of Chris Brown

Department of International Relations Public Event

Date: Monday 11 February 2019
Speakers: Professor Mathias Albert, Professor Chris Brown, Professor Kimberly Hutchings, Professor Anthony F Lang Jr, Professor Peter Trubowitz
Chair: Dr Henry Radice

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International Liberalism and its Discontents

Department of International Relations Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 31 January 2019
Speaker: Professor Stephan Haggard

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The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Department of International Relations and United States Centre Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 17 January 2019
Speaker: Professor John J Mearsheimer

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2018


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History, Memory, Politics in Democratisation Research: a personal and professional journey

International Relations Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018,
Speaker: Professor Tomila Lankina

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The Peacemakers: Leaderships lessons from 20th Century Statesmanship

International Relations Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 11 October 2018
Speaker: Professor Bruce Jentleson
Chair: Professor Peter Trubowitz

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The Struggle for the Arab World

International Relations public lecture

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Speaker: Professor Fawaz Gerges
Chair: Professor John Sidel

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Diversifying IR: Gender, Race, and Class

International Relations roundtable

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018
Speakers: Dr Jennifer Eggert, Dr Anissa Haddadi, Dr Kerem Nisancioglu, Professor Robbie Shilliam, Professor Karen E. Smith, and Dr Joanne Yao
Chair: Andrew Delatolla

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Two Minutes to Midnight: International Relations in the Shadow of Doomsday

Second annual International Relations roundtable

Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Speakers: Dr Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Dr Axel Marx, Professor Kathleen McNamara, and Dr Lauren Wilcox
Chair: Professor Peter Trubowitz

Open to LSE staff and students only.

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Populism: A Global Perspective

International Relations Fred Halliday memorial roundtable

Date: Monday 5 February 2018
Speakers: 
Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Firdevs Robinson, Professor Robert Singh
Chair: 
Professor Toby Dodge

More information
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Find out more about the Fred Halliday memorial lecture series

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2017


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Partners or Adversaries? Managing US-China Relations in the Era of Trump

International Relations public lecture from the department's inaugural Susan Strange Professor in International Relations

Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
Speaker: Professor Michael Mastanduno
Discussant: Dame Minouche Shafik
Chair: Professor Peter Trubowitz

More information
Read our tribute to Susan Strange
Read a tribute to Susan Strange from Frances Pinter


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Afghanistan in Global Affairs: New Histories and Perspectives

International Relations and South Asia Centre public roundtable

Date: Thursday 19 October 2017
Speakers: Dr Dawood Azami, Dr Martin Bayly, Dr Elisabeth Leake, Dr Timothy Nunan
Chair: Professor Christopher Coker

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Beyond Gridlock

Date: Thursday 5 October 2017
Speakers: Thomas Hale and Professor David Held
Chair: Mathias Koenig-Archibugi

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Public Opinion, Legitimacy and Tony Blair’s War in Iraq

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Speakers: Dr. James Strong, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman and Professor Juliet Kaarbo
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge

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