The Department of International History hosts numerous lectures, roundtables, debates and workshops by our academics, visiting academics and others. Members of the Department are also involved in a series of events around LSE. Below is a list of these events by chronological order. Our events are usually free and open to all with exceptions duly noted. We make video and audio recordings available whenever possible.
From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.
1 December 2022, Thursday 6pm-7.30pm, Public Lecture
Speaker: Professor Constantin Goschler
Sociologist Norbert Elias regarded Britain and Germany as prime examples of contrasting cultures of compromise. However, political scientist Martin Greiffenhagen claims that the relationship between the cultures of compromise of the two countries has been reversed since 1945. It seems that it is no longer Britain that now possesses a pronounced culture of compromise, but rather the Federal Republic of Germany.
This lecture will discuss these claims on the basis of a comparison of both countries.
23 November 2022, Wednesday 6pm-7:30pm, Public Lecture
Speakers: Dr Francesca Lessa, Professor Francisco Panizza and Dr Pilar Elizalde.
Chair: Dr Tanya Harmer
Join us for the launch of Dr Francesca Lessa’s new book The Condor Trials. Through the voices of survivors and witnesses, human rights activists, judicial actors, journalists, and historians, Dr Lessa unravels the secrets of transnational repression masterminded by South American dictators between 1969 and 1981.
22 November 2022, Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Public Lecture
Speaker: Professor Marc Selverstone
Chair: Professor Matthew Jones
This talk examines the arguments over whether President John F. Kennedy was preparing the ground for a US withdrawal from Vietnam in the months before his death, and whether US escalation of the war in Vietnam would have occurred if he had escaped the assassin’s bullet in November 1963
20 October 2022, Thursday 12:30pm-2pm, co-hosted by the Department of International History
Speaker: Professor Nemata Blyden
Chair: Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey
Professor Blyden's new research is an introduction to the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent. What is an “African American” and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas.