Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies


These podcasts are from our public lecture series and feature leading names talking about the latest research in their field.

Forever Vigilant? Technology and the rise of boundless warfare

Professor David Galbreath
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

This lecture examined whether the evolution of technology requires us to be forever vigilant in the face of a new type of warfare.

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War, Peace and Justice: the dilemmas of International security

Professor Adrian Hyde-Price
Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Prof Adrian Hyde-Price from the examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.

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Cure or weapon? Towards a new ethics of biological research

Dr Alexander Kelle
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

In this Charter Day lecture, Dr Alexander Kelle talks about biological research and its possible applications for good, and ill. Illustrating a track record over a century long of biological developments being put to uses outside their original purpose, he proposes the creation of an International Framework Agreement to ensure that we learn from the mistakes of the past.

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From Rasputin to Putin and back again

Professor David Gillespie
Wednesday, 1 November 2006

Professor David Gillespie explores Russian culture and the country's search for a national identity.

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