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    After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans

After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans

Nora Biette-Timmons reflects on the public lecture ‘After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans’, which took place on Thursday 3 May 2018. The event was organised by the Conflict Research Group, which is based within the LSE Department of Government, and the Arts and Reconciliation research project, which is a major inter-institutional project, that […]

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    ‘Do your grandparents hate you?’ – Millennials reflecting on intergenerational divides in politics

‘Do your grandparents hate you?’ – Millennials reflecting on intergenerational divides in politics

Astrid Hampe reflects on the 2018 Cumberland Lodge annual retreat, with the theme of ‘Do your grandparents hate you? Generational divides in politics’.

Glorious sunshine illuminating the rolling hills, wisteria climbing up the late Victorian arches, busy bees making honey for people sitting in a circle on the bouncy grass to discuss whether Plato would have approved of today’s silver […]

The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain

Dariha Choudhry reflects on our event with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who discussed her new book ‘The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain’ at LSE on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Churchill or Britain’s Christian Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Obama or America’s first African origin President Barack Obama, Baroness Warsi or Britain’s first Muslim woman to serve in the British cabinet? […]

Why don’t we trust the news and what to do about it?

Jeanmiguel Uva reviews the recent Department of Government public lecture titled ‘Why don’t we trust the news and what to do about it’ with speaker Ed Williams, which took place on Thursday 8 February 2018.

President Trump’s fake news awards represented the consolidation of the term fake news as part of the now mainstream political language in American politics. The […]

Bullshit and Post-truth Politics

Nora Biette-Timmons reflects on the Bullshit and Post-truth Politics public lecture held on Thursday 30 January, where the way in which bullshit has taken over the worlds of business and the political arena was discussed.

Realistically, if you’re reading this particular piece on the LSE Department blog, chances are you have at least a passing familiarity with the ever-increasing levels […]

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    The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

MSc student Michael Valdivieso reflects on the public event ‘The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy’, which took place on Wednesday 24 January at LSE.

It has been a little over a year since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and almost two years since he announced his candidacy for this position. During his campaign he […]

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    Paying the debt to the woman who came before: Rachel Reeves MP on the late Alice Bacon

Paying the debt to the woman who came before: Rachel Reeves MP on the late Alice Bacon

Nora Biette-Timmons reviews our 9 November 2017 event with Rachel Reeves who spoke about the political life of Alice Bacon, the first female MP for Leeds. Listen to the event podcast.

When Rachel Reeves was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2010, she was only the second woman ever to be elected from any of Yorkshire’s eight parliamentary […]

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    Palestinian Rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement, and Transnational Solidarity

Palestinian Rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement, and Transnational Solidarity

MSc student Dariha Choudhry reflects on our 7 November 2017 event on Palestinian Rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement and Transnational Solidarity. Listen to the event podcast.

The dominant narrative in the Middle East and a few other countries with reference to the Palestinian struggle for their homeland is directed at the colonisation and oppression of the Palestinians by Israel. […]

The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails

MSc student Luis Cornago-Bonal reflects on the Conflict Research Group public event ‘Why International State-Building Fails: A new Interpretation’ where speaker Susan Woodward discussed her new book ‘The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails’. Listen to the podcast.

According to Susan Woodward’s publication, The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails, the term “failed state” makes no sense either […]

Syria – The Impossible Revolution

MSc Conflict Studies student Barbara Wachter reflects on the Documentary Feature Film “Syria – The Impossible Revolution” by Anne Daly and Ronan Tynan, which premiered at the LSE on Wednesday 18 October.