Past Events

Culture, History

The geopolitics of Eurovision

Saturday 11th May, 2024

The geopolitics of Eurovision

Economics, Populism

Unfinished Quest: India’s Search for Major Power Status, with T.V. Paul

Diplomacy, Economics

The Political Thought of Xi Jinping, with Dr Olivia Cheung

Economics, History

Made in China, with Elizabeth O’Brien Ingleson

History, Law

Ancient Geopolitics: Ancient law for modern politics

Economics, Maritime, Security

Challenges in the South China Sea

Friday 26th April, 2024

Challenges in the South China Sea

History, Intelligence, World War II

The Spy Who Came in from the Circus: The Secret Life of Cyril Bertram Mills

Diplomacy

Southeast Asia between the Superpowers: Who is where and why?

History

Five hundred years of English and British violence in Europe

Diplomacy, Military, Security

NATO at 75: Assessing the alliance’s past, present, and future

Diplomacy, Military, Security

Why Sweden joined NATO, with the Swedish Foreign Minister

Economics

Goodbye Globalization, with Elisabeth Braw

History

Ancient Geopolitics: Iran

Friday 12th April, 2024

Ancient Geopolitics: Iran

Diplomacy, Security, War

2014 revolution in Ukraine and the Baltic

Diplomacy, Security

Enabling Japan’s security policies: The role of domestic institutions

Authoritarianism, Economics

What are China’s ambitions for the world order?

History, Military

Military History Working Group, with Dr Daniel Cowling and Cherish Watton

Business, Technology

Taiwan, technology and trade

Friday 8th March, 2024

Taiwan, technology and trade

Diplomacy, Feminism, Security

Gender and political representation in the Indo-Pacific

History, War

Art & War

Thursday 7th March, 2024

Art & War

Diplomacy, History, World War II

Geopolitics of memory in contemporary German-Polish relations

Economics, Environment, Security

The future of the Pacific regional order

Tuesday 27th February, 2024

The future of the Pacific regional order

Diplomacy

Japanese diplomacy – the power of influence

Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Japanese diplomacy – the power of influence

Economics, Security

China in the Pacific

Tuesday 13th February, 2024

China in the Pacific

Economics, War

Pat Cox on the war in Ukraine and the future of the EU

Security

Geopolitics, order, and influence in the Pacific Islands

Elections

What voters chose: responses to Taiwan’s election

Peace building

Peace initiatives of the Moon Jae-in administration in Korea: their legacy

Populism

Populism in the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday 15th November, 2023

Populism in the Indo-Pacific

Authoritarianism

Understanding Putin’s Russia

Wednesday 1st November, 2023

Understanding Putin’s Russia

Elections

Key elections in Southeast and East Asia

Friday 20th October, 2023

Key elections in Southeast and East Asia

World War II

The Forest Brotherhood: Baltic Resistance against the Nazis and Soviets

Peace building

The changing geopolitics of the Middle East and the prospects for peace

Peace building

Korea Global Forum 2023

Friday 29th September, 2023

Korea Global Forum 2023

Business, Economics

Xiconomics: What China’s Dual Circulation Strategy Means for Global Business

Risk, Security

Nuclear risk reduction in the Baltic Sea region

Peace building

The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement: 25 years on

Maritime, Security

All at sea?  Testing the UK’s resolve in the Pacific region

History, Military

Mannerheim, Marshal of Finland: A life in Geopolitics

Peace building

What is solidarity? Reconstructing the meanings of the modern idea

History, Military

Military History Working Group, with Dr Dan Larsen and Dr Matilda Greig

Diplomacy, Economics

Germany and Ukraine, with Benedikt Franke

Economics, Security

Britain’s role in the Indo-Pacific

Friday 26th May, 2023

Britain’s role in the Indo-Pacific

Economics

The end of globalisation?

Friday 26th May, 2023

The end of globalisation?

Environment

Environmental emergencies in the Indo-Pacific

History, Military

The annexation of the Klaipeda (Memel) region to Lithuania, 1923…

Thursday 25th May, 2023 - Saturday 27th May, 2023

The annexation of the Klaipeda (Memel) region to Lithuania, 1923…

World War II

The Holocaust and the Second World War

War

Should the West fear a Russian defeat in Ukraine?

Borders

Witness to the Union: Lord Jack McConnell

Intelligence

Seeking intelligence in the Churchill Archives Centre collections

Borders, Peace building

Witness to the Union: Baroness Arlene Foster

Education

The geopolitics of academic freedom, with Michael Ignatieff

History, Law

Global Discord, with Sir Paul Tucker

Tuesday 25th April, 2023

Global Discord, with Sir Paul Tucker

Security

Timor-Leste and ASEAN: International politics and geopolitics

Security

The Baltic Geopolitics Programme Symposium 2023

History, Military

The Personality of American Power: Empire Imagined

Security

Ukraine and the Baltic: the past, the present and the future

Diplomacy, Economics, History

Britain and the Central Mediterranean, with former Prime Minister of Malta, Lawrence Gonzi

Authoritarianism, Military

Boundaries of Expertise: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the professionalisation dilemma

History, Intelligence

Chips at the Foreign Office, with Simon Heffer

Economics, Environment, Security

Energy Security in the Baltic and Northern Europe

History, Intelligence, World War II

Military History Working Group, Visit to the Churchill Archives Centre

Diplomacy

Where will Germany be in ten years? with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Military, War

Military History Working Group, with Italo Brandimarte

History, World War II

A world in crisis, December 1941, and what it means today

History, Human rights

Humanitarian Governance and the British Antislavery World System, with Maeve Ryan

History, Intelligence, World War II

Why the history of intelligence matters today, with Chris Andrew

Authoritarianism, Education, Technology

‘The Rise and the Fall of the EAST’, with Huang Yasheng

Feminism

Women, peace and security in the Middle East

Thursday 26th January, 2023

Women, peace and security in the Middle East

Military

Military History Working Group, with Tom Lowman and Danny Orbach

Diplomacy, Law, Security

Garren Mulloy examines Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision

Military

The army and the union in the long eighteenth century

Diplomacy, History

The geopolitics of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Diplomacy

Making sense of how sense is made of Chinese foreign policy

Security

Security and vulnerability of NATO’s Northern flank

Economics, History

The Indian Ocean and the multicultural origins of the global economic order

Diplomacy, Environment

Taiwan’s Green Party diplomacy: Origins, evolution and impact

World War II

Unanticipated outcomes of the British blockade

Borders, History, Military

First meeting: Military History Working Group

History, War

Who were the Baltic Germans and what is their legacy?

Diplomacy, Peace building, Security

NATO enlargement: Causes, consequences, and controversies

Diplomacy, Peace building

Future of the Northern Ireland Protocol panel

Feminism

Women, life, freedom: A feminist revolution in Iran and beyond?

Culture, History

Scotland and the Baltic from the early modern period to the present day

Borders, World War II

Baltic Geopolitics Graduate Seminar – Michaelmas term

Elections

Changing international alignments in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland

Borders, Elections

Keir Starmer: Irish unity’s nemesis? with Sam McBride

Economics

States, markets, and conflict

Thursday 13th October, 2022

States, markets, and conflict

Military, Security

The security balance in the Baltic?

Tuesday 11th October, 2022

The security balance in the Baltic?

History, Military

Writing military history today

Monday 26th September, 2022

Writing military history today

Borders

The geopolitics of Kaliningrad

Tuesday 20th September, 2022

The geopolitics of Kaliningrad

War

The Visegrád Four and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Environment

The geopolitics of critical metals and the green revolution

Maritime, World War II

The wars at sea, 1939-1945

Wednesday 15th June, 2022

The wars at sea, 1939-1945

Diplomacy, Peace building

New Atlantic Order, with Patrick Cohrs

Diplomacy, Trade

Pearl of the world: Hong Kong and its transregional networks

Elections

The Northern Ireland Assembly elections – What happens now?

Diplomacy

Paul Brummell – The Thorny Business of Diplomatic Gifts

Diplomacy, Security

Does Germany need to learn geopolitics?

History

Britain and Finland

Tuesday 3rd May, 2022

Britain and Finland

Security, War

Ukraine Teach-In, at the Cambridge Union

Saturday 30th April, 2022

Ukraine Teach-In, at the Cambridge Union

Diplomacy, Economics

Reassessing Hong Kong: diplomacy, economics and geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific

Economics, History

Britain and the Great Divergence

Tuesday 26th April, 2022

Britain and the Great Divergence

Diplomacy, Security

The Strategy of Denial by Elbridge A. Colby

War

The War in Ukraine

Friday 18th March, 2022

The War in Ukraine

Security, War

Russia invades Ukraine: the reaction from the Indo-Pacific

Authoritarianism

Authoritarian diasporas in the Philippines and Indonesia

Culture, Economics, History

Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia

War

EMERGENCY EVENT: The Russian invasion of Ukraine

Diplomacy, Security

Baltic Geopolitics Graduate Seminar – Lent term

Military

Military deployments by Baltic Sea countries

Thursday 3rd February, 2022

Military deployments by Baltic Sea countries

Diplomacy

100 Years of Diplomatic Relations: Estonia and the United Kingdom