Jun 30 2016

Workshop on Citizen Preferences, Political Mobilization, Institutional Change, and Regime Stability in Russia and Ukraine

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Dr Tomila Lankina

Dr Tomila Lankina

On June 10 2016, Tomila Lankina organised a workshop on Citizen Preferences, Political Mobilization, Institutional Change, and Regime Stability in Russia and Ukraine.  The workshop received generous funding from the British Academy (Mid-Career Fellowship awarded to Tomila Lankina), the LSE Centre for International Studies, and the LSE International Relations Department.  Sophie Wise, the IRD’s events manager, provided excellent organizational support for the event. Continue reading

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Jun 28 2016

Global South Unit lectures and alumni event in Peru and Chile

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Professor Chris Alden and Dr Alvaro Mendez of the LSE International Relations Department’s Global South Unit conducted a series of lectures, workshops and meetings in Peru and Chile in May 2016. Continue reading

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Jun 21 2016

LSE-Waseda University PhD Exchange Programme 2016

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I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of International Relations, interested in International Political Economy, particularly on Korea and Japan’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). I am currently on an exchange programme at Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS), in Japan. As the first exchange student from our department, I have benefited tremendously from this program, and I feel obliged to share this exciting opportunity with other research students. Continue reading

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Jun 21 2016

Research Student Destinations: John Pearson, 2016, Research Advisor

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John Pearson

Dr John Pearson

Dr John Pearson

Research advisor for social sciences and humanities at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from September 2016.

Thesis Title: Republicanism beyond borders? Preventing domination in the absence of the state

Supervisor: Kimberly Hutchings

“John Pearson is research advisor for social sciences and humanities at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from September 2016. His position involves helping researchers in the social sciences and humanities to identify funding, to valorise their research, and to develop their careers.”

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Jun 15 2016

Research Student Destinations: Takeshi Yuzawa, 2005, Professor of IR

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Takeshi Yuzawa

Dr Takeshi Yuzawa

Takeshi Yuzawa

  • April 2006-March 2010  Research Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Tokyo, Japan
  • April 2010-March 2016  Associate Professor of International Relations, Hosei University, Tokyo
  • April 2016 to Present:   Professor of International Relations, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Thesis Title: Japan’s Security Policy and the ASEAN Regional Forum: The Search for Multilateral Security in the Asia Pacific (2005)

Supervisor: Chris Hughes

“My current research interests include the prospects of institution-building and regional order in East Asia.  My on-going research project, funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, examines the prospect of regional order in East Asia by illuminating the process of norm contestation between major regional countries, such as the United States, China, Japan, and the ASEAN states, and its effects on the emerging rules in regional political and security affairs.”

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Jun 14 2016

Research Student Destinations: Nicola Casarini, 2006, Research Head for Asia

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Nicola Casarini

Dr Nicola Casarini

Dr Nicola Casarini

Research Head for Asia at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (start date: March 2015-)

Thesis Title: A critical analysis of European Union foreign policy towards China (1995-2005)
awarded by the LSE (October 2006)

Supervisor: Chris Hughes

“Nicola Casarini is Research Head for Asia at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome and non-resident Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was Senior Research Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris; Marie Curie Research Fellow and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His research interests focus on the interplay between foreign policy, security studies and regional integration. He has published widely on: EU-China and EU-East Asia relations; Chinese foreign policy; East Asia’s security.”

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Jun 9 2016

Research Student Destinations: Ramon Pacheco Pardo, 2010, Senior Lecturer in IR

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Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, 2010-present.

Thesis Title: Weak Power Bargaining with Great Powers during Crises: The Case of North Korea’s Bargaining with the United States during the Second Nuclear Crisis (2010)

Supervisor: Chris Hughes

“Current research interests include multi-layered governance in East Asia, with a specific focus on finance and security, EU-East Asia economic and diplomatic relations and cooperation, with special interest in South Korea, North Korea and China, and political economy of finance, especially multi-layered financial governance.”

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Jun 8 2016

Research Student Destinations: Rebekka Friedman, 2013, Lecturer in IR

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Rebekka Friedman

Dr Rebekka Friedman

Dr Rebekka Friedman

Lecturer of International Relations, King’s College London, Department of War Studies (since September 2013 on a three-year fixed term contract; from September 2016 on a permanent contract).

Thesis Title: Hybrid Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and National Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru (2013)

Supervisor: Chris Brown and Kirsten Ainley

“I am a lecturer of International Relations in the KCL War Studies Department.  My research is at the intersection of International Relations, transitional justice, peace-building, gender and memory. I also have an interest in qualitative research and have conducted field research in Sierra Leone, Peru and Sri Lanka. I was recently awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant. My manuscript, Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru, will come out with Cambridge University Press in late 2016.”

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Jun 7 2016

Research Student Destinations: Annie R. Bird, 2012, Senior Policy Advisor

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Annie R. Bird

Dr Annie R Bird

Dr Annie R Bird

Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, State Department, March 2013.

Thesis Title: US Foreign Policy on Transitional Justice (2012) (published by OUP in 2015)

Supervisor: Chris Brown

“Annie Bird is a Senior Policy Advisor on atrocities prevention for the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization. She leads implementation of the State Department’s strategy on atrocities prevention, and coordinates the Department’s participation in the Atrocities Prevention Board, a whole-of-government initiative established by President Obama in 2012.”

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Jun 2 2016

Research Student Destinations: Martin Daniel Niemetz, 2013, Policy Analysis Officer

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Martin Daniel Niemetz

Dr. Martin Niemetz

Dr. Martin Niemetz

Policy Analysis Officer at UN Sustainable Energy for All since May 2013.

Thesis Title: Promoting a Deliberative System for Global Peace and Security: How to Reform the United Nations’ Decision-Making Procedures

Supervisors: Mathias Koenig-Archibugi and Kimberly Hutchings

“At UN Sustainable Energy for All, Martin is responsible for supporting G20 coordination on energy access programs and other efforts at enhancing the coordination of development partners from the public sector, the private sector, and civil society. This includes acting as an advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on these subjects.”

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