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Podcasts 2021

from the Department of International Relations

Catch up with our events from 2021

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The External Action of the European Union

Tuesday 30 November 2021 (90 mins)
Online public event

Speakers:

Nora Fisher Onar, Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of San Francisco.

Sieglinde GstöhlDirector of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe.

Simon Schunz, Professor of EU International Relations and Diplomacy, College of Europe

Karen E Smith, Professor of International Relations at LSE.

Chair:

Federica Bicchi, Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE.

Watch the launch of a new book edited by Sieglinde Gstohl and Simon Schunz, The External Action of the European Union.

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Environmentalism and Global International Society

Tuesday 23 November 2021 (90 mins)
Online public and in person hybrid event

Hosted by Department of International Relations and The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Speakers:

Steven Bernstein, Distinguished Professor of Global Environmental and Sustainability Governance, University of Toronto.

Barry Buzan, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the LSE (formerly Montague Burton Professor); honorary professor at Copenhagen, Jilin, and China Foreign Affairs Universities; a Senior Fellow at LSE Ideas; and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Robert Falkner, Associate Professor of International Relations and the Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor of International Development and Head of the Department of International Development at LSE.

Chair:

Dr Milli Lake, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the International Relations Department (Teaching and Learning)

In this launch event for the new book Environmentalism and Global International Society, the panelists discussed the extent to which international relations has been greened and whether international society is capable of addressing major ecological challenges.

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China's Political Worldview and Chinese Exceptionalism

Thursday 28 October 2021
Online public event (90 mins)

Speakers:

Benjamin Ho, Assistant Professor at the China Programme in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Beverley Loke, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Exeter.

Joseph Chinyong Liow, Tan Kah Kee Professor in Comparative and International Politics, and Dean at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Chair:

Professor William A Callahan, Professor of International Relations, LSE

The ongoing global coronavirus pandemic has generated considerable worldwide debate concerning China's global leadership and international contribution. Discussing Benjamin Ho's new book, China's Political Worldview and Chinese Exceptionalism, the event explored how China is currently engaged in a competition with the United States to demonstrate its superiority over the latter.

Dr Ho argues what is at work in this competition is the sense of Chinese exceptionalism, as Beijing claims to be good and better than the US and the West.

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Book Launch: Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia by Professor John Sidel

Wednesday 20 October 2021
Online public event (80 mins)

Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

SEAC hosted the book launch for the new title: Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia by Professor John Sidel. The event included a roundtable discussion of the work and its themes from three invited speakers.

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China's Environmental Foreign Relations

Thursday 30 September 2021
Online public event (90 mins)

Hosted by LSE IDEASThe Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the LSE Department of International Relations

Speakers:

Robert Falkner, Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Professor Judith Shapiro, Director, Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at the American University

Heidi Wang-Kaeding, Lecturer in International Relations, Keele University

Chair:

William A Callahan, Professor of International Relations, LSE

Ahead of COP26 in November, LSE IDEAS' China Foresight Project, the Grantham Research Institute at LSE, and LSE's Department of International Relations co-hosted a panel discussing the evolution of China’s own understanding of the environment, the role of domestic stakeholders in shaping Chinese environmental diplomacy and Beijing’s role in the upcoming COP26.

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International Religious Freedom under the Biden Administration

Tuesday 15 June 2021 
Online public lecture (90 mins)

Hosted by the Department of International Relations, the Phelan United States Centre and the Religion and Global Society Unit

This roundtable discussion brings together experts from around the world to examine the Biden Administration’s approach to international religious freedom and the implications this has on American foreign policy.

Speakers and chair:

Judd Birdsall (@JuddBirdsall) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

Courtney Freer (@courtneyfreer) is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a non-resident fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings Institution.

H A Hellyer (@hahellyer) FRSA is a Carnegie Endowment scholarFellow of Cambridge University’s Centre for Islamic Studies, and Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. 

James Walters (@LSEChaplain) is Director of the LSE Religion and Global Society research unit and a senior lecturer in practice in the Department of International Relations.

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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.

Check out the podcasts of events including members of the IR faculty:


 

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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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