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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...


Read more at: Centre holds first graduate student research seminar on Baltic geopolitics
Baltic geopolitics programme graduate student research seminar 23 June 2021

Centre holds first graduate student research seminar on Baltic geopolitics

24 June 2021

On 23 June the Baltic Programme at the Centre for Geopolitics held its first graduate research seminar on Baltic Geopolitics. John Freeman, PhD student at Cambridge University, presented his research on the outward perspective of the Dukes of Courland in the 17th century. Ida Christine Jorgensen of the University of...


Read more at: Event report: Israel and the Gulf: a new chapter for the Middle East?
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Event report: Israel and the Gulf: a new chapter for the Middle East?

2 April 2021

by Philipp Hirsch , Research Assistant On the 24 March, the Centre for Geopolitics hosted a panel on Israeli-Gulf relations, discussing the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and both the UAE and Bahrain in August 2020 through the Abraham Accords. Speakers were Sanam Vakil (Chatham House), John Raine (...


Read more at: IR2P Symposium - Call for Papers
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IR2P Symposium - Call for Papers

30 March 2021

The journal Global Responsibility to Protect , the Centre for Grand Strategy at King’s College London, and the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge will convene an online symposium between 6-7 September 2021 on Intervention and Responsibility to Protect: Past, Present, & Futures . About the symposium...


Read more at: Centre for Geopolitics launches podcast channel

Centre for Geopolitics launches podcast channel

10 March 2021

The Centre for Geopolitics has this week launched Cambridge Geopolitics Conversations , our new podcast channel. The podcast will feature conversations with people across academia, government, civil society, politics and business to discuss major geopolitical issues, past, present and future. Each of our podcast series...


Read more at: Baltic Programme Launch

Baltic Programme Launch

25 January 2021

The ‘Baltic Geopolitics’ project of the Centre for Geopolitics got off to a flying start at its launch on Wednesday, 20 January 2021, which was attended by almost 300 people. It was opened by H.E. Kersti Kajulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia. The former Home Secretary Charles Clarke, who is leading this...


Read more at: Call for Papers

Call for Papers

15 January 2021

Applied History and Contemporary Geopoltics - Call for Papers We invite proposals for a new seminar series on ‘Applied History and Contemporary Geopolitics.’ This Institute for Historical Research Partnership Seminar Series is convened by the Engelsberg Applied History Programme; the Centre for Grand Strategy at King’s...


Read more at: University of Cambridge launches Baltic Geopolitics Programme
Baltic Programme Launch

University of Cambridge launches Baltic Geopolitics Programme

6 January 2021

The Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge is launching a Baltic Geopolitics Programme with the aim of increasing understanding of the geopolitics of the Baltic and the UK's role in it, which is particularly important in the context of the UK leaving the EU. The Programme’s launch event will be on Wednesday...


Read more at: Event report - One Belt One Road: Train Wreck or Masterstroke?
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Event report - One Belt One Road: Train Wreck or Masterstroke?

15 December 2020

China’s “Belt-and-Road Initiative” (BRI) is Beijing’s largest and most ambitious foreign policy project in recent history. Some view it has the country’s path to global domination. Others point to its underlying weaknesses and inherent contradictions. Only this week, the Chinese foreign ministry admitted that due to the...