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Debunking a Myth: Hugo Chavez & Venezuelan Socialism

Paola Romero reflects on Michele Calabresi’s documentary ‘The Twilight of Magical Socialism. The Venezuelan Experience’ following a recent screening and debate hosted by the LSE SU Latin American Society.

May 18th, 2018|Featured, PhD|0 Comments|
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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 […]

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    ‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’: Reflections on the LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme

‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’: Reflections on the LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme

Charlotte Sharman reflects on her experience working as an LSE Parliamentary Intern for Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme was one of the reasons why I applied to LSE, and it was eventually the deciding factor when I had to make a choice between my offers for postgraduate […]

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    “A wonderful introduction to the world of academic research” – Undergraduate research takes centre stage

“A wonderful introduction to the world of academic research” – Undergraduate research takes centre stage

Eponine Howarth reflects on a successful year for the LSE Undergraduate Political Review, which led to them sharing their undergraduate research at the ‘Political Science Association Undergraduate Conference’ and the ‘British Conference for Undergraduate Research’.

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? […]

How can you make the most of faculty office hours?

Why are faculty office hours important and how can you get the most out of them? We ask Dr David Woodruff, student Sara Watkins and recent graduate Jack Winterton for their tips and advice.

March 16th, 2018|Featured, Students|0 Comments|

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 […]

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    Anti-fossil fuel norms: a new frontier in climate change politics

Anti-fossil fuel norms: a new frontier in climate change politics

Fergus Green discusses his latest research in which he argues that major historic shifts in moral attitudes could inspire new ways of tackling climate change.

February 20th, 2018|Featured, PhD, Research|1 Comment|

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 […]