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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded solutions to enduring geopolitical problems

Alumni event, co-hosted by POLIS and Centre for Geopolitics

This year has been dominated by two major geopolitical developments. First, the Coronavirus epidemic with its unprecedented economic, cultural and political consequences. Secondly, there has been a marked escalation in the confrontation between the United States and China. To investigate how these trends should be interpreted in the wider context of world order, the Centre for Geopolitics and POLIS have assembled an expert panel to discuss:

  • Has the balance shifted between east and west and north and south?
  • Does the UK, or even Europe, still matter in this new configuration?
  • Has the pandemic simply accelerated existing trends or created a completely new system? Have we been here before?


Professor Jason Sharman (chair), Head of Department and Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, POLIS; fellow at King’s College
Dr Kun-Chin Lin, Lecturer, and Acting Director, Centre for Geopolitics, POLIS; Tun Suffian college lecturer at Gonville & Caius College
Professor Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy; fellow at Clare College
Dr Ayse Zarakol, Reader in International Relations, POLIS; fellow at Emmanuel College

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
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