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Anti-Semitism and European Geopolitics

Anti-Semitism and European Geopolitics

The Forum on Geopolitics at POLIS, University of Cambridge, plans to convene a major international conference in Winter 2015-2016, exploring the origins and dynamics of Anti-Semitism in European geopolitics, how historically it was subsequently exported to other regions, and the reasons and manifestations of its return to Europe today. We will examine the religious, racial, economic and intellectual roots of this ancient hatred in its different national and regional contexts. We will explore how Holocaust denial, long prevalent among the far-right fringe in European politics, entered the mainstream in Iran and across the Arab world, where it has often gone hand in hand with annihilatory rhetoric against Israel. The purpose of the conference is to interrogate Anti-Semitism in its widest context and to explore the implications for modern-day policymaking and statecraft. Themes from this conference will then be taken forward to form the basis of one of the Centre's "Laboratories for World Construction."

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Aug 02, 2017

Workshop Report of the Westphalia for the Middle East Project Berlin, 27-28 April 2017.

The Falklands/Malvinas 35 Years On

Jul 11, 2017

The Forum on Geopolitics hosts a special seminar on the Falklands/Malvinas.

Decline reading group end of term report

Jun 26, 2017

In 2017 the Forum on Geopolitics convened a reading group for a series of eight discussions titled: ‘From Thucydides to Trump. Decline in History.’ The reading group investigated the causes of the decline of nations, empires and civilizations, bringing together participants from the fields of history, law, business, public policy, urban studies, physics, and ecology. The group read texts by Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, Ibn Khaldun, Machiavelli, Rousseau, Hegel, Nietzsche, and social theorist Joseph Tainter. The texts were chosen for their theoretical power, intellectual rigour, and capacity to shed light on the state of the world in the twenty-first century. In a future effort, the Forum hopes to expand its scope of inquiry by addressing the problem of developing grand strategy in the context of decline.

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