Women in International Thought

Hosted by the Department of International Relations

Online public event


Shruti Balaji

Shruti Balaji

Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox

Professor Patricia Owens

Professor Patricia Owens


Professor Karen E. Smith

Professor Karen E. Smith

There is a rich history of scholarly work by women on International Relations that has often been ignored in the discipline. This event, taking place shortly after International Women’s Day, will uncover and explore women’s often foundational role in thinking about international politics.

Meet our speakers and chair

Shruti Balaji (@shrutibalaji1) is a PhD researcher in the International Relations Department at LSE, working on Indian women international thinkers in the late colonial period in India (c. 1920-50).

Michael Cox is Emeritus Professor of International Relations whose most recent work includes an introduction to a centennial edition of J.M Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace. He is currently working on a history of International Relations at LSE. 

Patricia Owens is Director of the Leverhulme Research Project, Women and the History of International Thought (@leverhulmewhit) and co-editor with Katharaina Rietzler of Women’s International Thought: A New History

You can order the book, Women's International Thought: A New History(UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney

Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE, and is Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit.

More about this event

The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is one of the oldest as well as largest in the world. It is ranked 4th in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019 tables for Politics and International Studies.

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