Dr Tomila Lankina
Tomila Lankina, associate professor in International Relations, recently gave an interview on the Ukrainian situation to CNBC in which she says that by leaving for a scheduled trip to China, the Ukrainian president is signalling he feels secure.
You can view the interview here:
Conference participants in front of Cumberland Lodge, November 2013
This year at the Cumberland Lodge Conference, students from the Department of International Relations (IR) were joined by scholars from different departments of LSE and abroad in exploring the various historical approaches to the study of IR. This year’s group consisted of predominantly MSc IR students, with less than a dozen MSc IPE and MPhil/PhD students. However, this had not prevented the students from having a good time and engaging in intellectual discussions, as the weekend conference has always promised to provide. Continue reading
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.