Dr Katerina Dalacoura
Dr Katerina Dalacoura, Associate Professor in the International Relations Department, recently published an article in the Financial Times (21 October 2013) looking at Iran’s recent change in foreign policy.
Iran’s Diplomacy shows a recognition of its decline
Dr Sandy Hager, Fellow in International Political Economy in the International Relations Department, recently contributed to an article in the Financial Times (14 November 2013) looking at US public debt which discusses his PhD research at length.
Treasury ownership marks wealth divide
The International Relations Department is pleased to be able to announce the MSc dissertation prizewinners for the 2012-13 session: Continue reading
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 2013 grant holder is Viviane Dittrich and she gives her reactions, plus details of her project, below. Continue reading
Professor Peter Trubowitz
Professor Peter Trubowitz recently published an article in The Conversation about the US shutdown and its international implications.
US shutdown has a hefty international price tag
Dr Covadonga Meseguer joined the LSE International Relations Department as Senior Lecturer in September 2013. She introduces herself here: Continue reading
Professor Peter Trubowitz joined the LSE IR Department in September 2013 as Professor of International Relations. He introduces himself here: Continue reading
Emily Anderson, PhD Candidate in the IR department, was interviewed by Bloomberg News following a presentation she gave in Luanda, Angola about her research on post-war tax reforms. She was invited to speak by Development Workshop, Angola’s longest-standing independent research institute. Emily’s PhD is a comparative study of the impacts of taxation on state capacity in Angola and Mozambique. She can be reached at email@example.com
Read the Bloomberg News article here.
Post-Graduate Diploma, International and Comparative Politics, 1983
Dr Erysian is currently Manager of Grants and International Programs, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, California State University, Fresno.
Dr Bill Erysian
Though I have been to London countless times over the past 30 years, I returned to the LSE in the spring of 2013 for a visit and discovered the place had outgrown its old footprint. There was a new library, plenty of new buildings that had been acquired over the years and quite a number of smart classrooms, which is somewhat of an incongruity to those of us who wandered the halls in 1982. Somehow I had expected to see an institution that continued to show its age, as I recall the rickety desks, musty hallways and dark classrooms that so many of us crowded into to hear those lectures and the endless, passionate debates. But progress and modernization are to be expected and I was pleased to see that the LSE certainly is no exception. Still, I felt the sense that it remains a special place of learning, especially in the IR Department. Continue reading
Dr Hans Gutbrod
PhD in International Relations (2000)
What Discipline is Good For: Learning at LSE
Dr Hans Gutbrod
Simply put, I had a fantastic time in the International Relations Department at LSE. Thinking back to my undergraduate experience in the early 1990s conjures a long list of names – Michael Banks, Christopher Coker, Michael Donnelan, Fred Halliday, Mark Hofman, James Mayall, Geoffrey Stern, and Peter Taylor. They all left a deep impression, and in different ways were great teachers, perhaps too because Hilary Parker kept everyone in line. Yet what I liked most was that life in the Department was zany. There was a spirit of genuine curiosity, and everybody enjoyed pushing ideas further. Continue reading