POLSIS Seminar Series Discusses Major Topical Issues

The autumn term's POLSIS departmental seminar series kicked off with a discussion on the implications of the Scottish independence referendum with contributions from renowned experts Paul Cairney (University of Stirling), Nicola McEwen (University of Edinburgh) and University of Birmingham PhD alumnus James Johnston (Scottish Parliament). Later in the term two of the rising stars of the study of the European Union, Sara Binzer Hobolt (LSE) and Nathaniel Copsey (Aston University), presented as part of the ‘EU: The State of the Union’seminar. Moreover, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the 1989 revolutions,  Michael Bernhard (University of Florida) and our own Graham Timmins discussed the memories and commemorations of those tumultuous events and how the hopes and visions expressed in those heady days and the immediate aftermath had matched up to the reality. The highlight of the seminar series, however, was Robert Keohane’s (Princeton University) lecture ‘Hobbes’s Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order’.

The POLSIS seminar series is convened by Dr Tim Haughton and Dr Isabelle Hertner.

See our forthcoming seminars and podcasts from the POLSIS Seminar Series 2014/15.