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Pembroke College William Pitt seminar - Geopolitics: crisis and change

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The fifth William Pitt seminar, Geopolitics: crisis and change, will be held in the Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College, at 4 pm on Friday 15 October 2010, followed at 8 pm by dinner in Pembroke. The seminar will be chaired by Mr James Naughtie, the well-known broadcaster, and will cover the following three areas/topics:

  • Historical: how the world has arrived at its current political state
  • Failure to deal on a European scale with major problems as they emerge
  • The shift of power and influence from West to East, focussing on emerging economies

The speakers will be:

  • Mr Robert Cooper, Director-General for External and Politico-Military Affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
  • Hon. Alexander Downer, formerly Australian Foreign Minister who will give a ‘Pacific Rim’ view
  • Dr Stefan Halper, University of Cambridge, former US Presidential Advisor, whose research interests remain centred on US foreign and national security issues and international security matters.
  • Professor Brendan Simms, University of Cambridge, Professor in the History of International Relations, who will provide a historical perspective

Please contact Jane Moorman ( if you would like to attend

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