Apr 20 2016

Dr James Strong talks to LSE alumni groups in US

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Dr James Strong

Dr James Strong

Dr James Strong of the International Relations Department gave two talks at LSE Alumni events in April 2016 in Chicago and Washington DC on “The death of greatness? Britain’s role in the 21st century world order”.

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Mar 15 2016

Workshop: Brexit and EU foreign policy: the view from other member states

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European Foreign Policy UnitOn 9 March 2016, the Department of International Relations and European Foreign Policy Unit at the London School of Economics organized a workshop on ‘Brexit and EU Foreign Policy: The View from Other EU Member States’. The workshop formed part of a broader debate which is now in a full swing at LSE, as the referendum on Brexit in June 23 approaches.

Karen E. Smith from LSE, who moderated the panel, asked the panelists two questions: first, what impact could Brexit have on EU foreign policy; second, what impact could Brexit have on the national foreign policies of other member states? Continue reading

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Dec 9 2015

Cumberland Lodge Conference 2015

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Cumberland Lodge

Cumberland Lodge

On the weekend of November 21/22, the IR Department once again went on its annual weekend retreat in the magnificent setting of Cumberland Lodge, set against the regal backdrop of Windsor Great Park. This year’s conference was devoted the topic of violence in the international affairs of the 21st century, examining the broad thematic question of ‘New Actors, New Weapons, New Norms?’ A good 80 students, faculty and staff departed LSE by coach on Friday afternoon. Continue reading

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Nov 19 2015

2014-15 MSc Dissertation Prizewinners announced

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The International Relations Department is pleased to be able to announce the MSc dissertation prizewinners for the 2014-15 session: Continue reading

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Nov 10 2015

Alumnus Book review: Citizenship in Transition: New Perspectives on Transnational Migration from the Middle East to Europe

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Citizenship in TransitionAs Europe is struggling with an unprecedented wave of refugees, especially from the Middle East, Citizenship in Transition: New Perspectives on Transnational Migration from the Middle East to Europe is a timely book. The implications of this migration for the concept of citizenship are the main motif holding the different contributions together.

The volume is edited by Annemarie Profanter and Francis Owtram (LSE IR PhD 1999) and is divided into three sections addressing this topic from different perspectives.

The full book review by Dr Christian Lekon (LSE IR PhD 2001) can be read on the LSE Middle East Centre blog here.

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Oct 7 2015

European Foreign Policy Unit engaged in debate on Brexit

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European Foreign Policy UnitThe current debates in the UK about the future of its relationship with the European Union are heating up, with pressure groups being formed to press the case for a yes or a no vote in the referendum on British membership in the EU, due in 2016 or 2017. The European Foreign Policy Unit is contributing to the debate by providing expertise on the EU’s foreign policy system, the position of the UK within that system, and the costs and benefits of cooperation on foreign policy issues within the EU.

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Oct 7 2015

News from the European Foreign Policy Unit

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European Foreign Policy UnitThe European Foreign Policy Unit (EFPU) is one of several research units based in the International Relations Department. It links seven full-time members of staff, and acts as a focus for research and teaching on issues relating to European foreign policy. EFPU members are currently researching and writing on topics such as the EU’s policies towards the Mediterranean region and south-eastern Europe; EU-UN relations; European diplomacy; and EU trade policy. EFPU publishes working papers, and has organised conferences on European foreign policy.

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Oct 6 2015

Professor Peter Trubowitz launches new United States Centre

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LSE_US_Centre_logoPeter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations, is the Director of a new United States Centre at LSE, formally launching in late October. A part of the Institute of Global Affairs, the US Centre will serve as a hub for global expertise, analysis, and commentary on America, as well as means to promote innovative research on the international and domestic sides of American political life. Continue reading

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Sep 22 2015

Introducing Dr Janina Dill

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Dr Janina Dill joined the LSE International Relations Department as Assistant Professor in September 2015.  She introduces herself here: Continue reading

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Sep 17 2015

Introducing Dr Julia Gray

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Dr Julia Gray joined the LSE International Relations Department as Assistant Professor in September 2015.  She introduces herself here: Continue reading

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