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Read more at: Between Britain and Europe: 100 years of Irish-German diplomatic relations

Between Britain and Europe: 100 years of Irish-German diplomatic relations

2 December 2021

It has been nearly one hundred years since the Irish Free State first possessed a representative in Germany and ninety-two years since the two countries established official diplomatic links. Throughout these (almost) one hundred years, Ireland and Germany grappled with significant changes to the nature of their...


Read more at: Event report: Hitler's American Gamble
Hitler's American Gamble

Event report: Hitler's American Gamble

2 December 2021

On 24 November, Professor Brendan Simms and Dr Charlie Laderman discussed their new book ‘Hitler’s American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and the German March to Global War’ in conversation with the prominent television presenter and historian Jonathan Dimbleby. Over the course of an hour-long webinar, the panelists examined the...


Read more at: Launch of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy
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Launch of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy

24 November 2021

The Centre for Geopolitics is pleased to announce its membership of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy (AJI), dedicated to supporting and mentoring the next generation of historically-minded scholars and practitioners in statecraft, strategy, and diplomacy. Generously supported by the Axel and...


Read more at: We bid adieu to Dr Patrick Milton
Towards a westphalia for the middle east

We bid adieu to Dr Patrick Milton

25 October 2021

As the strand leader of the Westphalia project, Milton carried out research, produced publications, and conducted political and public engagement through events and talks. The chief publication output has been the project monograph Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East (Hurst: London, 2018), co-authored with Michael...


Read more at: A fond farewell to Dr Thomas Peak
A Westphalia from below

A fond farewell to Dr Thomas Peak

25 October 2021

Tom Peak was a Research Associate at the Centre for Geopolitics between 2019-2021. During his time at the Centre, Tom worked on the Westphalia for the Middle East project with Brendan Simms, Ali Ansari, and Patrick Milton. He also convened a series of panel events on themes in Genocide & Mass Atrocity Prevention and...


Read more at: Introducing William Hurst, the Centre's new Deputy Director
Professor William Hurst

Introducing William Hurst, the Centre's new Deputy Director

25 October 2021

William Hurst, the new Chong Hua Professor of Chinese Development in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), is delighted to take up the deputy directorship of the Centre for Geopolitics. Bill received his PhD in 2005 from the University of California-Berkeley and, following two years as a...


Read more at: Applied History Online Workshop 2021 - summary of proceedings

Applied History Online Workshop 2021 - summary of proceedings

20 October 2021

On 21 September, the Centre for Grand Strategy at KCL and the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge, in conjunction with the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, hosted an online workshop for the trans-Atlantic Applied History Network. The three-hour session was comprised of two panels—one on methods and approaches...


Read more at: Call for Papers - Christian Identity in National, Transnational and Local Space: Perspectives from Protestantism, Orthodoxy and Roman Catholics
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Call for Papers - Christian Identity in National, Transnational and Local Space: Perspectives from Protestantism, Orthodoxy and Roman Catholics

30 September 2021

Call for Papers - Christian Identity in National, Transnational and Local Space: Perspectives from Protestantism, Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism University of Oxford, 4–5 April 2022 Mariëtta van der Tol, Sophia Johnson, Jenny Leith, Chris Wadibia, Tobias Cremer Christian traditions have historically negotiated their...


Read more at: Event Report: What can we learn from the geopolitical consequences of the Spanish Flu?

Event Report: What can we learn from the geopolitical consequences of the Spanish Flu?

1 September 2021

By Rachel Dryden , Ax:son Johnson Research Assistant in Applied History On 25 June, the Centre for Geopolitics hosted a discussion on what we can learn from the geopolitical consequences of the Spanish ‘Flu. Panelists were Professor Margaret MacMillan (Professor of History at the University of Toronto and emeritus...


Read more at: Halford Mackinder and Serbia. Then and Now.

Halford Mackinder and Serbia. Then and Now.

30 July 2021

5 July 2021 - The Centre for Geopolitics convened a discussion with regional experts and practitioners (including current UK and Serbian Ambassadors), on the relevance of Halford Mackinder's thinking about the Balkans in the early-twentieth century, to British policy today. The discussion focused, in particular, on Serbia...