Sep 19 2017

Research Student Destinations: Cora (Corina) Lacatus, Fellow, PhD 2017

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Dr Cora (Corina) Lacatus

Dr Cora (Corina) Lacatus

Career Development Fellow (US Equivalent: Visiting Assistant Professor) 1 June 2017

Thesis Title: The design of national human rights institutions: global patterns of institutional diffusion and strength (2017)

Supervisor: Dr Ulrich Sedelmeier

Cora is a Career Development Fellow at University of Edinburgh and has a double affiliation with the Institute of International Cultural Relations (IICR) and the Politics and International Relations (PIR) Department. She is currently working on a book that investigates institutional strength in the case of national human rights institutions. She is in charge of developing a new MSc programme at IICR and also designs core courses on research methods and methodology; the politics of human rights; and different aspects of culture that are relevant for the study of international politics.

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Sep 12 2017

The Dominique Jacquin-Berdal Travel Grant awarded for 2017

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Dr Dominique Jacquin-Berdal 1966-2006

Dr Dominique Jacquin-Berdal 1966-2006

The Dominique Jacquin-Berdal Travel Grant was established by the International Relations Department at the LSE in memory of Dr Dominique Jacquin-Berdal who was a lecturer in the Department from 1999 until her death in 2006. She taught on nationalism and Africa as well as in the field of international relations theory. Her most well-known publication is Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Horn of Africa published in 2002. Her colleague James Mayall wrote an obituary in The Guardian, plus a longer piece in the IR Department journal Millennium.

The annual grant of £2,500 is intended to support travel and living costs for IR Department students’ research in the fields of Africa, ethnicity and nationalism. The 2017 grant holder is Ilari Aula and he gives his reactions, plus details of his project, below. Continue reading

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Aug 8 2017

Ben Eastman: Report on his visit to the US Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference 2017

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Ben Eastman
US Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference 2017

As a third year IR and history undergraduate student, I had the opportunity to go to the US NAFAC in Annapolis, Maryland in April 2017. A three day conference, the theme was “A new era of great power competition?” with reference in particular to the response of the United States to rising powers both today and in the near future. With a variety of speakers and delegates, the conference had a truly global outlook and facilitated the exchange of numerous interesting ideas. Continue reading

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Aug 3 2017

2013-14 MSc IPE Dissertation Prizewinner announced

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The International Relations Department is pleased to be able to announce the Susan Strange International Political Economy dissertation prizewinner for the 2013-14 session: Continue reading

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Jun 29 2017

Benjamin Ho: Report on his Global South Doctoral Fieldwork Research Award 2016

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Benjamin Ho
Fieldwork interviews at the China Foreign Affairs University

Thanks to the Global South Doctoral Fieldwork Research Award from the International Relations Department at the LSE, as part of my PhD study into the topic of Chinese exceptionalism, I had the opportunity to spend about a month at the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), Beijing between May-June 2017 to conduct interviews with scholars of Chinese international relations.  Continue reading

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May 31 2017

Ilaria Carrozza: Report on her Global South Doctoral Fieldwork Research Award 2016

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Ilaria Carrozza
Fieldwork interviews at the diplomatic heart of Africa

Thanks to the Global South Doctoral Fieldwork Research Award from the International Relations Department at the LSE, I visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, earlier this year to conduct fieldwork interviews for my PhD. Continue reading

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May 30 2017

Christopher Murray: Report on his Global South Doctoral Fieldwork Research Award 2016

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Christopher Murray
One week in Accra: Doing archival research in the anti-colonial ‘beacon of hope’

Ghana is marking 60 years of independence from the British Empire this year. This was a fact that I had strangely not considered before arriving in the country’s capital – Accra — to carry out archival research during the first week of May (funded by the Global South Doctoral Fieldwork Research Award in the International Relations Department at LSE).

Public Records and Archive Department, Accra, Ghana

Public Records and Archive Department, Accra, Ghana

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May 18 2017

International Relations and European Foreign Policy Unit Symposium: Symposium in Honour of Professor Christopher Hill

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Professor Christopher Hill

Professor Christopher Hill

On 12 May 2017, the International Relations Department hosted a symposium in honour of Professor Christopher Hill, a former member of the Department. The symposium brought together dozens of Professor Hill’s former students and colleagues, as well as current members and students in the department, to show their appreciation of his numerous contributions to the study of international relations and foreign policy analysis. Continue reading

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Apr 26 2017

Foundation and History of the International Relations Department

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The 75th Anniversary Year of the IR Department was launched on 26 November 2002 with a special lecture by the then Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, Christopher Hill. You can read the text of Professor Hill’s 75th Anniversary Lecture What is to be done? Foreign Policy as a site for political action, published in International Affairs, March 2003, Vol 79, No 2. Continue reading

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Jan 11 2017

Implications of Brexit for the UK, the EU and the international system: a summary of the 2016 lecture series

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submitted by Karen E. Smith, Professor of International Relations

brexit-referendum-uk-1468255044bixDuring Michaelmas Term 2016, Professor Karen E Smith of the International Relations Department organised a series of ten lectures on ‘Brexit: the implications for the UK, the EU and the international system’ which were open to all students at the LSE. Colleagues from the IR department, the European Institute, the Government Department and IDEAS gave lectures in the series. The arguments presented are summarised here by each of the lecturers. Continue reading

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