Aug 1 2019

New blog post on financial and legal barriers to the creation and operation of a National Investment Bank

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Rob Jump, Lecturer in economics at the University of the West of England, and Natalya Naqvi, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at LSE, have recently published a guest paper with the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose about financial and legal barriers to the creation and operation of a National Investment Bank.

Read the blog post summarising the report.

Read the full report.

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Jul 23 2019

BSc IR Prizewinners 2018-19 announced

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The International Relations Department is delighted to announce the following BSc IR prizewinners this year:

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May 23 2019

Marco Lam blog prize runner up 2019: Tetsekela M Anyiam-Osigwe

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Marco Lam Prize. In honour of the late Kuan (Marco) Long Lam, the Department established this prize for outstanding blogging.

Marco was an outstanding student and a keen blogger and we are happy to be able to commemorate him through this prize.

First place was awarded to Milton Wong (1st year BSC Politics and IR) and the runners-up are Jad Baghdadi (2nd year BSc IR) and Tetsekela M. Anyiam-Osigwe (3rd year BSC Politics and IR). Each of these blogs provides a unique perspective on what IR means; touching on the heritage of the field, its application in current conflicts and cultures, and its influence on them personally.

Read more about Marco and the prize here


What does IR mean to you?

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May 23 2019

Marco Lam blog prize runner-up 2019: Jad Baghdadi

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Marco Lam Prize. In honour of the late Kuan (Marco) Long Lam, the Department established this prize for outstanding blogging.

Marco was an outstanding student and a keen blogger and we are happy to be able to commemorate him through this prize.

First place was awarded to Milton Wong (1st year BSC Politics and IR) and the runners-up are Jad Baghdadi (2nd year BSc IR) and Tetsekela M. Anyiam-Osigwe (3rd year BSC Politics and IR). Each of these blogs provides a unique perspective on what IR means; touching on the heritage of the field, its application in current conflicts and cultures, and its influence on them personally.

Read more about Marco and the prize here


What does IR mean to you?

Jad Baghdadi
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May 23 2019

Marco Lam blog prize winner 2019: Milton Wong

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Marco Lam Prize. In honour of the late Kuan (Marco) Long Lam, the Department established this prize for outstanding blogging.

Marco was an outstanding student and a keen blogger and we are happy to be able to commemorate him through this prize.

First place was awarded to Milton Wong (1st year BSC Politics and IR) and the runners-up are Jad Baghdadi (2nd year BSc IR) and Tetsekela M. Anyiam-Osigwe (3rd year BSC Politics and IR). Each of these blogs provides a unique perspective on what IR means; touching on the heritage of the field, its application in current conflicts and cultures, and its influence on them personally.

Read more about Marco and the prize here


What does IR mean to you?

Milton Wong
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May 23 2019

The Marco Lam Prize 2019

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Marco Lam Prize. In honour of the late Kuan (Marco) Long Lam, the Department established this prize for outstanding blogging.

Kuan (Marco) Long Lam

Kuan (Marco) Long Lam

Marco was an outstanding student, who excelled in his coursework and demonstrated a capacity for original research. Marco was not only an excellent student. He was also a vital member of the LSE community, who contributed actively to the life of the School and developed strong bonds of friendship with many of his classmates. Whether it was giving a talk to younger students about his experience working at an NGO, or sharing his thoughts through blogs and social media, Marco’s inspiring contributions were felt by all those who came into contact with him at the School. Marco was in many ways a citizen of the world. He realised that lived experiences were an essential complement to classroom learning and he made the most of opportunities to study abroad, such as the summer he spent in Kathmandu working as an intern at the Centre for Migration and International Relations.

Marco was a keen blogger, and we are happy to be able to commemorate him through this prize. Students were asked to write a blog on the theme of What does IR mean to you? We received a wide range of entries, and the panel noted how challenging it was to select an eventual winner.

First place was awarded to Milton Wong (1st year BSC Politics and IR) and the runners-up are Jad Baghdadi (2nd year BSc IR) and Tetsekela M. Anyiam-Osigwe (3rd year BSC Politics and IR). Each of these blogs provides a unique perspective on what IR means; touching on the heritage of the field, its application in current conflicts and cultures, and its influence on them personally.

Read their blog entries via the links below:

Milton Wong

Jad Baghdadi

Tetsekela M Anyiam-Osigwe

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Apr 10 2019

The Islamic Dinner: a report by Bader Al-Mutawa

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Masters student Bader Al-Mutawa reports on his experiences on the course ‘Islam in World Politics’ (IR461) and the recent dinner the students attended.

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Mar 12 2019

Male authors outnumber their female counterparts on international relations course reading lists by more than five to one

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Do scholars produce and reproduce a biased representation of the academy when compiling their taught course reading lists? Following a year-long mapping exercise of the university’s entire international relations curriculum by a group of PhD students at the LSE, Gustav Meibauer, Kiran Phull and Gokhan Ciflikli found that male authors continue to significantly outnumber their female counterparts, with little discernible progress over the last two decades.

Read more about their research via the link below, and access the study here.

This research is making a considerable impact – read what leading women in the field of IR, Anne Sisson Runyan and Zeynep Gülşah Çapan, have to say about it here.

Male authors outnumber their female counterparts on international relations course reading lists by more than five to one

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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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