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The Summit: the biggest battle of the Second World War – fought behind closed doors

LSE100 public lecture and prize giving

The overhaul of the international monetary system agreed at the Breton Woods summit in 1944 was the closest to perfection the world’s economy has ever been.

Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) is the Economics Editor of Sky News and author of The Summit: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War - fought behind closed doors. Before joining Sky, he was Economics Editor of The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, where he was also a weekly op-ed columnist. During the early stages of the crisis, he was the first to reveal the Bank of England's plans to create money through quantitative easing, and to warn of the funding gap in the banking system which later led to the collapse of Northern Rock. He won a number of awards.

Ed was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright scholar.

LSE100 is an innovative course that introduces first year undergraduates to the fundamental elements of thinking like a social scientist, by exploring some of the great intellectual debates of our time from the perspectives of different disciplines.


Ed Conway | talks


Date and Time:

15 October 2014 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



Sheikh Zayed Theatre (New Academic Building, LSE)
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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