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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.


COGGS Hosts Second Annual Cook Lecture

The Forum on Geopolitics was pleased to present the second annual Cook Lecture, kindly sponsored by William Cook Holdings, Ltd. This lecture, held with the support of Corpus Christi College, invites prominent thinkers in the field of economics to address a topic of their choosing in the area of European relations and economics. The Forum was particularly pleased to welcome former President of the Italian Senate, Prof. Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini, who gave the second in this lecture series on 12 February.

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Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

COGGS' "A Westphalia for the Middle East?" research strand has celebrated the publication of a new book based on the first phase of the project with Hurst Publishers, Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East. COGGS held events at Westminster and Peterhouse with the authors, Dr. Patrick Milton, Dr. Michael Axworthy, and Prof. Brendan Simms, together with panelists, including Dr. Samir Al Taqi of the Orient Research Center, the Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, Ms. Elisabeth von Hammerstein of the Körber Foundation, Mr. Ralf Beste of the German Foreign Office, and Dr. Ayse Zarakol of the Department of Politics and International Studies. COGGS is grateful for all who participated and celebrated the launch.

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COGGS hosts Lord Andrew Adonis

Lord Andrew Adonis joined the Forum on Geopolitics for a lecture titled "Can Brexit be Stopped?" Lord Adonis focused on the many challenges facing the U.K. in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, including issues relating to the Irish border and Good Friday Agreement.

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COGGS hosts Prof. Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini for 2019 Cook Lecture

Feb 18, 2019

Forum on Geopolitics was pleased to welcome Prof. Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini, Professor Emeritus in Applied Economics and former chancellor of the Luiss University of Rome, and former President of the Italian Senate and Minister of Defense to give second of its annual Cook Lecture at Corpus Christi’s McCrum Lecture Theatre.

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Upcoming events

The Rise of China’s Comprehensive Power: Implications for Taiwan, Hong Kong & U.S.

Mar 11, 2019

Cavonius Centre, Stephen Hawking Bld., West Rd, Cambridge

Europe After Brexit

Mar 29, 2019

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