We are pleased to invite you to several new events.
Exam Preparation: Some Essential Insights with Hans Gutbrod
Friday 19th February 14.00 Room D002
Most students know their subject quite well: but do they know how to succeed in exams? The Grimshaw Committee is pleased to invite Dr Hans Gutbrod back, who has given this seminar on exam techniques several times before, and which is based on his own experience in the IR Department.
Hans Gutbrod is now the Regional Director of the Caucasus Research Resource Centre (CRRC), a network of research and training centres in the South Caucasus. He has given a seminar on his work earlier in the year with the Grimshaw Club. He holds a PhD and BSc (First Class Honours) in International Relations from the LSE.
Transnational Islamist Terrorism: Is it here to stay? A lecture by Nigel Inkster, chaired by Dr Alexis Crowe
Tuesday 23rd February 18.00 Room D502
In this lecture Nigel will discuss the impact of Islamic extremist terrorism, and the future implications for global stability. He offers a unique perspective on a fundamentally important global issue, with extensive experience within the intelligence community.
Nigel Inkster served in the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from 1975 to 2006. He was posted in Asia, Latin America and Europe and worked extensively on transnational issues. He spent seven years on the Board of SIS, the last two as Assistant Chief and Director for Operations and Intelligence. He is a Chinese speaker and graduated in Oriental Studies from St John’s College Oxford.
Nigel is now the Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is responsible for analysis of international political risk and development of programmes on counter terrorism, international crime, proliferation of CBRN, cross-border conflict and other transnational/global issues.
Coffee Morning with Mr Nicholas Sims: A Fortieth Birthday and a Fateful Review: the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1970-2010
Wednesday 24th February 11.00 Room V303
This coffee morning is a chance to discuss with Nicholas Sims the future of the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime, which is under increasing pressure with challenges posed by Iran and North Korea amongst other states.
Nicholas Sims is a member of the International Relations Department, and author of numerous books, including most recently The future of biological disarmament: strengthening the treaty ban on weapons.
Also look out for information on our upcoming social events, including a pub quiz/club night with the Scandinavian Society, and a ball on March 20th.
You may also be interested in these events being run by the Centre for Global Governance.
Human Rights Do Not Make Global Democracy
16-Feb-2010, 13:00-14:00, Room M101
Eva Erman is senior lecturer of Political Science at Stockholm University and a Visiting Fellow at Global Governance. Her research interests are in political philosophy and political theory, with particular focus on democratic theory, global justice, human rights and global governance.
LSE Global Governance Official Launch
16-Feb-2010, 18:30-20:00, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
SPEAKERS: Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, Professor David Held, Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor Danny Quah
CHAIR: Professor Henrietta L. Moore
21st Century Challenges: How global crises provide the opportunity to transform the world
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