LSE PUBLIC LECTURE: An American Century or an Asian Century?

Hi my name is David, The London School of Economics run a series of free public lectures which are always well informed, engaging and entertaining. Speakers last year included experts such as Fabrizio Saccomanni the Minister of Economy and Finance in the Italian Government, members of The Bank of England, IMF, ECB and Borris Johnson (OK maybe they are not all experts).

I try to attend a few lectures every week. My number is[masked] please send me a text if you would like to meet up afterwards for a drink.
Seats are filled on a first come basis so I would advise to arrive at least 20 minutes before the lecture is due to start.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Details for this lecture are: LSE PUBLIC LECTURE: An American Century or an Asian Century?
LSE IDEAS ‘Asia Rising’ lecture series
Date: Tuesday 18 February 2014 Time:[masked]pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor John Ikenberry
Discussants: Professor Michael Cox, Professor Arne Westad
Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze
Will the future belong to the new rising powers of Asia revolving around China or the West still led by the United States? These three distinguished analysts will argue that the answer may be even more complex and significant than current protagonists in the debate believe.
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.
Michael Cox is founding co-director of LSE IDEAS and professor of International Relations at LSE.
Arne Westad is the director of LSE IDEAS.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEasiarising
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email [masked] or call[masked] 6043. Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, email [masked]. Please note that press seats are usually allocated at least 24 hours before each event.
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The 2014 LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 'Reflections' will take place from Monday 24 February - Saturday 1 March. LSE’s 6th Literary Festival will explore the distinctive qualities of the social sciences' and the arts' approaches to understanding the world around us, with speakers including Melvyn Bragg, AS Byatt, Tracy Chevalier, Professor Paul Dolan, Stella Duffy, Sebastian Faulks, Patrick Flanery, Professor Margaret Macmillan, Kenan Malik and Michael Rosen. Please find a map of the location at.

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Tube/Underground stations

Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) - on the corner of Kingsway and High Holborn. Approximately five minutes away.
Temple (District and Circle lines) - on the Embankment at the bottom of Arundel Street. Approximately five minutes away.
Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately ten minutes away.
British Rail stations

Waterloo - other side of the River from the Strand over Waterloo Bridge. Approximately 10-15 minutes away. Trains to and from the south coast and south west of England.
Charing Cross - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately 10 minutes away. Trains mainly to south east London and into Kent.
Blackfriars - on the Embankment near Blackfriars Bridge. Approximately 10 -15 minutes away. Trains mainly to south London and south east England but also the First Capital Connect line through north London. St Pancras International - on Euston Road, close to King's Cross mainline station. Take the Piccadilly Line from King's Cross to Holborn, from where it is a 5 minutes away (see 'Holborn' above). Serves the Eurostar and trains to the Midlands.
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Numbers: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, X68, 76, 77a, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341 and 521.

Each bus stop should show which buses stop there and their frequency. On the front of the bus the final destination will be given. It may also show the names of the main stops on its route.

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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