The Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Lecture: Managing multi-polarity the first time round: the concert of Europe, 1814-1830


Tuesday 10 November 2015


18:30 - 20:00


Safra Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) Strand Campus


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Speaker: Professor Richard Langhorne, Rutgers University, USA

Chair: Dr Kate Utting, Defence Studies Department 

Richard Langhorne is a Professorial Fellow at the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, USA and Honorary Professor of Global Politics and Diplomacy at Buckingham University. He taught at the University of Kent from 1966 – 1975, at St. John’s College, Cambridge 1975 – 1993, was Director of Wilton Park, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1993 – 1996 and full Professor and Director of the Graduate Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University USA 1996 – 2008. Among his publications are The Collapse of the Concert of Europe, International Politics 1897 – 1914, 1982; The Practice of Diplomacy, (with Keith Hamilton) 1995, 2nd ed. 2011, The Coming of Globalization, 2001, Diplomacy, three volumes, (with Christer Jonsson)  2004, The Essentials of Global Politics, 2006.

This lecture is given annual in memory of Professor Saki Dockrill, who first came to the Department of War Studies in 1983 as a research student supervised by successive Heads of Department, Wolf Mendl and Lawrence Freedman. She went to Yale University as a John M. Olin Fellow in 1988-89 before returning to the Department as a MacArthur Fellow and then in 1992 as a lecturer in war studies; promotion to senior lecturer followed in 1997 and then appointment to a personal chair as Professor of Contemporary History and International Security in 2003. Professor Dockrill was a leading international historian, with four substantial, well researched books to her credit and five edited or co-edited. One of her best books was a study of the defence policy of Harold Wilson's two Labour Governments, 1964-70, and she made a notable contribution to the revival of Wilson's reputation as Prime Minister that had begun in the early 1990s.

A wine reception will follow in Chapters, 2nd floor of the King's Building in the Strand Campus.

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