The International Relations Department is pleased to be able to announce the MSc dissertation prizewinners for the 2014-15 session: Continue reading
As 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.
Posted by: November 10, 2015
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The 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.
Posted by: October 7, 2015
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The 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.
Posted by: October 7, 2015
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Peter 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
Dr Janina Dill joined the LSE International Relations Department as Assistant Professor in September 2015. She introduces herself here: Continue reading
Posted by: September 22, 2015
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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
Posted by: September 17, 2015
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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 2015 grant holder is Ilaria Carrozza and she gives her reactions, plus details of her project, below. Continue reading
THE MODERN MERCENARY: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order
by Sean McFate
(PhD International Relations 2011)
Published: Oxford University Press; January 2, 2015
ISBN: 9780199360109; 272 pages; $29.95
This book is based on doctoral work that Sean McFate completed in the Department of International Relations under Professor Christopher Coker. Continue reading
Posted by: June 17, 2015
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IR Department PhD alumnus, Francis Owtram, is currently assisting with the development of an online portal of archival material which will be of key interest to students of the history and international relations of the Arabian/Persian Gulf. The Qatar Digital Library (www.qdl.qa) was launched in October 2014 and is a new bi-lingual, online portal providing access to previously undigitised British Library archive materials relating to Gulf history and Arabic science. Continue reading