The Cyril Foster Lecture is the University's principal annual guest lecture in the field of International Relations. It has attracted a most distinguished group of lecturers.
Sir Lawrence Freedman (Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London) will deliver the 2017 Cyril Foster Lecture: Fear and Loathing in International Relations (The Persistence of War)
Abstract: "Although the 2003 Iraq War was linked to the "War on Terror" the case for the war was presented, at least in the UK, within the terms of the established framework of international relations, with the UN at the centre. The aftermath of the war pushed the UK into an arena in which terrorist methods were regularly employed and it struggled to cope. The lecture will explore what this might mean for future British interventions."
All are most welcome to attend the lecture.
A drinks reception will follow
Advance registration not required. This event is free to attend. Admission with University card. Non-University card holders please provide photographic ID