News & Views June 2014

Call for Candidates for Chair of LSE Council and Court, Nominations for Honorary Fellowships, LSE Alum saves the World ... Again, and Latest Issue of our Membership Journal


Chair of the LSE Council and the Court of Governors: Call for Candidates
Honorary Fellowships: Call for Nominations

The School is searching for a successor to Peter Sutherland, whose final term as Chair of the LSE Council and the LSE Court of Governors will end in December 2015. The Chair of the LSE Council and Court of Governors is the senior non-executive director of the School charged with leading the governance of the college, ensuring that the Court and Council conduct their business efficiently, effectively, and in a manner appropriate for a public business. For more information on the role, see URL:

The School is also inviting nominations for Honorary Fellowships. The LSE Court may elect as an Honorary Fellow any individual, who has made an outstanding contribution to the School, over the course of a number of years, beyond that which might reasonably be expected. For more information and the nomination form, see URL:

Suggestions of suitable candidates for the Chair are to be made by Friday, 20 June 2014, and nominations for Honorary Fellowships by Friday, 11 July 2014, to Joan Poole (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Jack Ryan, LSE Alumnus

Go watch the newest Hollywood blockbuster movie: "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Before Jack Ryan (played by Chris Pine) stops a plot to collapse the Dollar, prevents nuclear war between the US and Russia (Ben Affleck in "The Sum of All Fears"), aids a technologically-superior Russian ballistic nuclear missile submarine to defect to the United States (Alec Baldwin in "The Hunt for Red October"), exposes illegal paramilitary action against the Colombian drug cartels (Harrison Ford in "Clear and Present Danger") and dodges an IRA killer commando (Harrison Ford in "Patriot Games"), he could only have studied at one place: the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Latest Issue of our Membership Journal

In the latest issue of the Association's membership journal, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif, lays out the drivers of Iranian foreign policy in the Rouhani era and Jeffrey Mankoff of the Center for Strategic and International Studies explains how Putin won Crimea but lost Ukraine. Walter Russell Mead of Bard College writes about the return of geopolitics and the revenge of Revisionist Powers but is countered by G. John Ikenberry of Princeton University, who argues for the enduring power of the Liberal Order.

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