Dec 12 2018

2017-18 MSc Dissertation Prizewinners announced

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The International Relations Department is very pleased to be able to announce the MSc dissertation prizewinners for the 2017-18 session (see below for summaries of each dissertation):

 

 

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Dec 4 2018

Ten Years of the G20: The Illiberal Turn of Neoliberalism’s Saviour

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Dr Tristen Naylor, Fellow in the Department of International Relations, LSE, attended the G20 Meeting in Argentina in 2018 and gives his assessment here:

It has been a decade since the G20 leaders of the world’s most powerful economies first met to respond to the global financial crisis and save the world’s economic system from collapse. This year’s summit in Buenos Aires serves as a moment not only to take stock of how the top table of global governance is faring, but also to get a reading of the current state of international affairs generally. In short, all is not well.

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Dec 4 2018

“Rethinking Neoclassical Realism” – Workshop at LSE

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On 29 November, thirty scholars met to discuss neoclassical realism in a day-long workshop organised by Gustav Meibauer and funded by the IR Department. The workshop brought together senior and junior researchers as well as doctoral students from the UK and from as far as Russia, Turkey, the United States or China. Continue reading

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Nov 28 2018

Cumberland Lodge Conference 2018

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This year’s annual weekend conference at Cumberland lodge was held from November 23 – November 25, 2018. There were 95 participants mainly Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students as well as faculty and Fellows from the International Relations Department who converged to discuss variety of topics in the field. Set in the former royal residence at Windsor, the conference was organized differently to accommodate various discussion panels by Professors, PhD students and Research Fellows in the IR department.

Cumberland Lodge

Cumberland Lodge

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Nov 7 2018

The Science of Stress Reduction

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Today is Stress Awareness Day – an annual campaign dedicated to raise awareness of the impact of stress and to promote wellbeing. As we observe this day and take stock of how stress manifests in our own lives and places of work, it would be fair to say that universities have become a breeding ground for stress. With competing deadlines, performance pressure, escalating tuition fees, and an uncertain jobs market, it is no wonder that students are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety. Continue reading

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Oct 11 2018

New Blog Post at Africa at LSE from Dr Milli Lake

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In her latest blog post for Africa at LSE, Dr Milli Lake of LSE Department of International Relations explores how and to what extent the spotlight on sexual violence has restructured judicial priorities in eastern DR Congo and South Africa.

 

Women’s Rights in “Weak” States: The Promises and Pitfalls of Gender Advocacy in Transition

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Oct 11 2018

Professor Tarak Barkawi wins major AHA 2018 award for ‘Soldiers of Empire’

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We are thrilled to announce that Tarak Barkawi, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Paul Birdsall Prize for the book Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017). Continue reading

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Sep 27 2018

The Dominique Jacquin-Berdal Travel Grant awarded for 2018

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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 2018 grant holder is Kelly-Jo Bluen and she gives her reactions, plus details of her project, below. Continue reading

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Sep 19 2018

Introducing Dr Natalya Naqvi

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Dr Natalya Naqvi joined the LSE International Relations Department as Assistant Professor in September 2018.  She introduces herself here: Continue reading

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Sep 11 2018

Internships in the IR Department – reports from previous interns

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Funded by donations from LSE Alumni, our Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme and the LSE Internship Fund provide our undergraduate students with the exciting opportunity to enhance their studies and time at LSE.

Below are some reports from previous interns about their experiences.

Follow this link for more information and how to apply.

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