Dr James Strong of the International Relations Department gave two talks at LSE Alumni events in April 2016 in Chicago and Washington DC on “The death of greatness? Britain’s role in the 21st century world order”.
Dr James Strong writes:
“I enjoyed speaking to LSE alumni groups in both Chicago and Washington DC last week and the week before, both on the topic of Britain’s role in the world. I argued that Britain has reached a critical tipping point in its ability to act as a great power, and that regardless of its allies’ continued high expectations, it will in future struggle to do the sorts of things great powers are expected to do. We had a very good turnout from alumni, both from within the IR department – including some recent graduates of the MSc and BSc IR programmes now working, among other places, in the White House and the Pentagon – and from other departments.”