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Podcasts 2021

from the Department of International Relations

Catch up with this year's events

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

Monday 22 March 2021
Online public lecture (90 mins)

This lecture explores 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 Emeritus of Politics with reference to the Middle East and North Africa, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His research interests include the nature of autocracy, state and resistance in the Middle East, the politics of Islamic identity and the relationship between art and power. He is currently working on a study of the emergence of the public and the rethinking of republican ideals in Tunisia. Together with other colleagues he has been 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.

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Women in International Thought

Wednesday 10 March 2021
Online public lecture - 60 mins

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, uncovers and explores 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.

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LSE Festival 2021: Shaping the Post-COVID World

week of virtual events free and open to all, took place from 1-6 March 2021, about the direction the world could and should be taking after the COVID crisis and how social science research can shape it.

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

Tuesday 16 February 2021
Online public lecture - 90 mins

This event debates 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.

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Book Launch: 'Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines'

Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

SEAC hosted a Book Launch for the 2020 book 'Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines', written by SEAC Associate Professor and International Relations Department faculty member John Sidel (Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics at LSE) and Jaime Faustino (The Asia Foundation). 

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