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Susan Strange

Strange Times: The Future of Global Capitalism
A conference in honour of Susan Strange

Hosted by the Department of International Relations at LSE and the International Political Economy Research Group within the Department of European and International Studies at King's College London.

Monday 3 - Tuesday 4 June 2024

Monday Room Sheikh Zayed Theatre  (LSE)
Tuesday Room BH (S) 2.03, Bush House (King's College London)

This conference will explore the legacies and enduring significance of Susan Strange's work in the realm of International Political Economy, broadly construed.

Leading thinkers from around the world will come together to discuss the full gamut of issues that Strange broached, including: power, finance, and knowledge; platform capitalism and big tech today and in the future; and the new challenges to US hegemony.

Funding is kindly provided by the Department of International Relations at LSE and the International Political Economy Research Group within the Department of European and International Studies at King's College London.

The event will also feature cutting edge research from select PhD students. Everyone - from scholars to students at all levels - is warmly invited to attend.

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How can countries prepare for the next global health crisis?

Hosted by LSE Festival: Power and Politics

The World Health Organization has established an intergovernmental negotiating body with the purpose of drafting an agreement to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. Yet the outcome may be so weak that we see less cooperation than before the COVID-19 pandemic, with devastating consequences for human life when the next global health crisis strikes.  

The panel will assess the prospects for meaningful progress, and discuss how power, politics and public opinion are affecting international pandemic response and preparedness, including the crucial question of access to vaccines and other medicines.  

Meet our speakers and chair

Tine Hanrieder (@HanriederTine) is Assistant Professor in Health and International Development in the Department of International Development at LSE.    

Ulrich Sedelmeier is Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of International Relations at LSE.

Ken Shadlen is Professor of Development Studies Department of International Development at LSE.  

Clare Wenham (@clarewenham) is Associate Professor of Global Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy at LSE. 

Mathias Koenig-Archibugi is Associate Professor of Global Politics in the Department of Government and Department of International Relations at LSE. 

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Power and Politics running from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 June 2024, with a series of events exploring how power and politics shape our world. 

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Understanding China's views of the world

Hosted by LSE Festival: Power and Politics

The People’s Republic of China is a major force in global power and politics, directly impacting power and politics in the UK. To gain a nuanced understanding of China’s engagement with the world, this panel will premiere two new films about how Chinese people experience the world.  

Elena Barabantseva’s British Born Chinese: Ten Years On (30min) looks at how two ethnic Chinese young men from Manchester experience British society, and William A. Callahan’s The Nose Knows (15min) traces how Chinese artists and officials have imagined foreigners in terms of their “big noses” both historically and up to the present day. 

After screening the films, a panel discussion will explore the visual power and politics of Chinese people’s engagement with the UK and the world in local, national, and global space, and consider how it impacts elections in the UK, USA, the EU, India, and Russia. 

Meet our speakers and chair

Elena Barabantseva is a research fellow and lecturer in Chinese Politics at the University of Manchester. 

William A. Callahan is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Xiaolu Guo is a renowned Chinese British filmmaker and novelist. Her memoir Once Upon A Time In The East won the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017, and her latest non-fiction books are Radical and is My Battle of Hastings

Giulia Sciorati (@GiuliaSciorati) is an LSE Fellow in China and the Global South, in the Department of International Relations at LSE. 

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Power and Politics running from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 June 2024, with a series of events exploring how power and politics shape our world.

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Global middle powers and the changing world order

Hosted by LSE Festival: Power and Politics

The established Western-led global order, historically rooted in American and European dominance, is facing increasingly robust challenges.  

With recent elections in Turkey, and forthcoming voting in South Africa and the Western world (the UK, EU and the US), this panel will delve into the aspirations and perspectives of global middle powers, and will analyse the impact of their rise on the global order. 

Meet our speakers and chair

Chris Alden is Professor of International Relations and Director of LSE IDEAS. 

Yolanda Kemp Spies is the Director of the Diplomatic Studies Programme at Oxford University. 

Buğra Süsler (@BugraSusler) is Lecturer in the UCL Department of Political Science and the Head of Turkey and the World Programme at LSE IDEAS. 

Yaprak Gürsoy (@ygursoy) is Professor of European Politics and Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at LSE.

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Power and Politics running from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 June 2024, with a series of events exploring how power and politics shape our world.

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Lawfare: do law and courts have power to solve global problems? 

In person and online public event: Great Hall, Marshall Building

Hosted by LSE Festival: Power and Politics

There is a growing expectation for law and courts, whether domestic or international, to be remedies for international problems. We explore the power of law and courts in the face of contemporary international challenges.  

Meet our speakers and chair

Larry Kramer is President and Vice Chancellor of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a renowned legal scholar and teacher.

Howard Morrison is a British lawyer. From 2011 to 2021 he was a Judge of the International Criminal Court based in The Hague, Netherlands. Currently he is UK advisor on war crimes to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General.

Joana Setzer (@JoanaSetzer) is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. 

Gerry Simpson is Professor of International Law at LSE. His latest work, The Sentimental Life of International Law: Literature, Language and Longing in Global Politics, was published by Oxford last year. 

Ian Higham (@highamian) is a postdoctoral research officer in environmental politics at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. 

Theresa Squatrito is Associate Professor in International Organisations in the Department of International Relations at LSE. 

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