The Politics of International Political Theory: reflections on the works of Chris Brown

Hosted by the Department of International Relations

CLM.6.02, Clement House


Professor Mathias Albert

Professor Mathias Albert

Professor of Political Science at Bielefeld University

Professor Chris Brown

Professor Chris Brown

Emeritus Professor in International Relations at LSE

Professor Kimberly Hutchings

Professor Kimberly Hutchings

Professor of Politics and International Relations at QMUL

Professor Anthony F Lang

Professor Anthony F Lang

Chair in International Political Theory at the University of St Andrews

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Department Head of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at LSE


Dr Henry Radice

Dr Henry Radice

Research Fellow at LSE

This event celebrates the launch of The Politics of International Political Theory: reflections on the works of Chris Brown, edited by Mathias Albert and Anthony F. Lang, Jr. 

The book assesses the impact of the work of Chris Brown in the field of International Political Theory. Contributions to the volume engage with general issues of IPT, underlying questions such as the use and role of practical reasoning and problems regarding the legitimacy of war and violence. They explore questions that pertain to human rights, morality, and ethics, and generally projects for devising a ‘better’ world.

At the launch, speakers will discuss some of the book’s key insights, and assess Chris Brown’s contribution to intellectual life at LSE and beyond.

Professor Mathias Albert is Professor of Political Science at Bielefeld University. He works in the fields of the history and sociology of world politics, youth studies and, more recently, polar studies.

Professor Chris Brown (@chrisjbrown1) is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on international political theory. His most recent major publication is the Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory co-edited with Robyn Eckersley. The 5th edition of his textbook Understanding International Relations will be out in Feb/March 2019.

Professor Kimberly Hutchings is Professor of Politics and International Relations at QMUL. She is the author of many books and articles, including International Political Theory (1999), Time and World Politics: thinking the present (2008) and Global Ethics: an introduction (2nd Edition, 2018).

Professor Anthony F Lang, Jr (@ProfTonyLang) holds a Chair in International Political Theory at the University of St Andrews, where he is currently Head of School of International Relations. He has published widely on international political theory, the use of force, and global constitutionalism.

Professor Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Department Head of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at LSE and Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Dr Henry Radice (@henryradice) is a Research Fellow at LSE, working on the international political theory of humanitarianism and common humanity. He is the Co-Editor of Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts (London: Routledge, 2018).

The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is now in its 91st year, making it one of the oldest as well as largest in the world.  

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSECJBBookLaunch


A video podcast of this event is available to watch from The Politics of International Political Theory: reflections on the works of Chris Brown.


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