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Read more at: Event review - Security balance in the Baltic
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Event review - Security balance in the Baltic

27 October 2022

By Dr Donatas Kupciunas On 11 October, the Baltic programme held an in-person event themed ‘The security balance in the Baltic’. Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke invited Edward Lucas and Sir Stuart Peach to discuss security issues that were highlighted in the report Close to the Wind: Recommendations for Baltic Sea Regional...


Read more at: Centre for Geopolitics at the Warsaw Security Forum 4-5 October

Centre for Geopolitics at the Warsaw Security Forum 4-5 October

25 October 2022

One year on since the Centre for Geopolitics first organised a panel at the Warsaw Security Forum, and the mood Europe has changed dramatically. This conference was all about Ukraine: the conference awarded the Knight of Freedom Award to the people of Ukraine, and it was collected by Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska...


Read more at: Event review – The geopolitics of Kaliningrad

Event review – The geopolitics of Kaliningrad

24 October 2022

By Dr Donatas Kupciunas , On 20 October, Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke was joined by three experts to discuss Kaliningrad – an ‘unsinkable Russian aircraft carrier’ surrounded by NATO territory. Kaarel Piirimäe, Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Tartu, gave a detailed explanation of how German (...


Read more at: Call for papers: Baltic Geopolitics Programme Graduate Seminar, Michaelmas Term
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Call for papers: Baltic Geopolitics Programme Graduate Seminar, Michaelmas Term

14 October 2022

Each term, the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge invites graduate students (Masters and PhD level) to present their research-in-progress in a two-hour online seminar . The seminar offers students the opportunity to engage with the wider Baltic geopolitics studies community and to get constructive...


Read more at: Writing military history today
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Writing military history today

28 September 2022

On Monday 26 September, the Centre for Geopolitics hosted a panel event on Writing military history today, made up of Saul David (Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham’s Humanities Research Institute) and Glyn Prysor ( Research Director at the National Army Museum), experts across various aspects of...


Read more at: Call for papers - Political theologies after Christendom
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Call for papers - Political theologies after Christendom

26 September 2022

27–29 March 2023, University of Oxford This conference interrogates the diverse echoes of Christendom in contemporary political exceptionalism, nationalism and populism. Whether in the shape of the Russian World ideology, Christian civilisationalism, or religious conservatism in and beyond Europe, these echoes of...


Read more at: The Baltic team goes on the road

The Baltic team goes on the road

22 August 2022

By the Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Joint Leader of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme An important element of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme is our network of international relationships with the universities in countries around the Baltic Sea and internationally. In the last few months, we have undertaken a number of...


Read more at: First Baltic Summer School launches in Vilnius
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First Baltic Summer School launches in Vilnius

26 July 2022

The 1 st Baltic Summer School, organised jointly by the Centre for Geopolitics (POLIS, Cambridge) and the Faculty of History, Vilnius University (Lithuania), took place between 11-15 July 2022. The Centre was represented by Prof. Brendan Simms, Charles Clarke, Dr. Donatas Kupciunas and Ms. Elvira Tamus. 17 BA, MA and PhD...


Read more at: Centre welcomes new donor
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Centre welcomes new donor

7 July 2022

The Centre for Geopolitics is delighted to announce a very significant donation to support the work of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme. The donation has been made by the Estonian-based Admirals Group. We welcomed its Chairman, Alexander Tsikhilov, who proposed the donation and is an Estonian citizen, to our Cambridge...


Read more at: Expanding the reach of the Centre in Europe and the U.S.A.
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Expanding the reach of the Centre in Europe and the U.S.A.

7 July 2022

In the spring of this year, after two years of on-and-off lockdowns and restrictions, the Centre began to spread its wings. Just before Easter, Director Brendan Simms represented us at a closed discussion at the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris, attended by former European ministers and prime ministers. In early May, the...