AFLSE 50th Anniversary Celebration!


Join us for an online event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Alumni & Friends of the LSE in the USA 


In conjuntion with Professor Peter Trubowitz and the United States Centre at LSE


We will hear remarks from


LSE Director Minouche Shafik 


and a guest lecture from


Professor G. John Ikenberry 

the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University


Thursday, October 8, 2020  time TBA

Virtual event through LSE Zoom


The event is free to attend, preregistration will be required.

More information to follow.


Once the current health crisis subsides we plan on hosting an in-person gala celebrating our golden jubilee!


About LSE Director Minouche Shafik 

An economist by training, Minouche has spent most of her career straddling the worlds of public policy and academia. After completing her BSc in economics and politics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she took an MSc in economics at LSE before completing a DPhil in economics at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She was appointed Director of LSE in September 2017. During her extensive career, Minouche has worked in senior positions at the World Bank, the Department for International Development and the IMF before becoming Deputy Governor of the Bank of England in 2014. In this role, she sat on all of the Bank’s major policy committees and led the Fair and Effective Markets Review. Minouche currently serves as a Trustee of the British Museum, the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, and is Honorary Fellow of St. Antony's College Oxford.  She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honours list in 2015.


About Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs. His main teaching and research interests are in the fields of international security and comparative foreign policy, with special focus on American grand strategy and foreign policy. He also writes writes and comments frequently on U.S. party politics and elections and how they shape and are shaped by America’s changing place in the world. Professor Trubowitz received his BA from Clark University and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


About Professor G. John Ikenberry

G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  He is also Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies. Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. In 2013-2014 Ikenberry was the 72nd Eastman Visiting Professor at Balliol College, Oxford. Ikenberry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, Ikenberry was ranked 10th in scholars who have produced the best work in the field of IR in the past 20 years, and ranked 8th in scholars who have produced the most interesting work in the past 5 years. Ikenberry received his BA from Manchester University, Indiana and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. 


About the United States Centre at LSE

The United States Centre at LSE is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States. As one of the world’s most important economies and most open societies, the United States is central to addressing many pressing issues of global importance, from systemic risk in international markets and climate change, to health and inequality, to peace and security.  The US Centre pioneers an approach to understanding contemporary America that is diverse, multidisciplinary and internationalised, drawing on the 50+ LSE faculty who write, teach and comment about the United States across virtually every department.