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Welcome to the Forum on Geopolitics

Welcome to the Forum on Geopolitics, an interdisciplinary space created by leading academics to consider within their historical contexts the world's most pressing current geopolitical questions. The Forum is a first step in the development of a new research centre, the Centre of Geopolitics and Grand Strategy (CoGGS), which will deepen the study of grand strategy and statecraft at the University of Cambridge, offer innovative opportunities for collaboration with practitioners and deliver impactful engagement with the wider world. We are currently working to fund this Centre and its planned lectureships, studentships and events programmes.


09 October Lecture with Former French Ambassador Michel Duclos

The Forum on Geopolitics was pleased to welcome former French Ambassador Michel Duclos for this special lecture examining France's role in both producing and guaranteeing a new Middle Eastern settlement. Ambassador Duclos served as Deputy Director of the Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from1984 to 1987 and between 2000 and 2002 he served as an Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee in Brussels, and later served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations.

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Inaugural Recipient of Cambridge Security Initiative Bursary

Oct 14, 2018

The Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to announce that Mr. Timothy Less is the first recipient of a PhD bursary generously supported by the Cambridge Security Initiative.

Forum Celebrates Publication of New Book: Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

Oct 14, 2018

The Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to present two events to mark the publication of Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East, co-authored by Dr. Patrick Milton, Dr. Michael Axworthy, and Prof. Brendan Simms.

The role of France in producing and guaranteeing a new Middle Eastern settlement

Oct 11, 2018

We are pleased to present a summary of Ambassador Michel Duclos’ lecture at the University of Cambridge in the Peterhouse Theatre on the 9th of October

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Upcoming events

Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

Oct 30, 2018

House of Commons

Canada and the European Crisis

Nov 01, 2018

Peterhouse Upper Hall

Can Brexit be Stopped? with Lord Adonis

Nov 02, 2018

Old Library, Pembroke College

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