We run a great range of student events for you to explore IR outside of the classroom, and to enhance our community:
Spheres of Influence
Held throughout Lent Term, these seminars for 2nd/3rd year undergraduate and postgraduate students give you the opportunity to learn about the diverse ways your studies of International Relations can translate into professional life. A speaker working in the field of IR will present their career trajectory, and then focus on a particular IR topic that is relevant to their work, before opening the floor to a more informal discussion about where your IR degree can take you.
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Wednesday Night Live!
These very informal evening sessions put the spotlight on a topical news item, which you explore from an IR perspective, with pizza. Conversational and casual, Wednesday Night Live! is a brilliant way to put your knowledge of IR into practice!
Hosted by Professor Fawaz Gerges, these sessions are open to all students and faculty in the Department of International Relations. We'll send registered participants a choice of discussion topics on the day of the session and you vote to decide which to discuss.
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Food for Thought
This is your opportunity to share a two-course lunch in the Senior Dining Room with a member of the IR faculty and discuss an article or piece of content that will be sent around in advance.
These small lunches are limited to just twelve attendees - six undergraduates and six postgraduates - meaning you have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and the academic’s research interests in much greater detail than you otherwise might.
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