Professor Jeremy Black to deliver prestigious Kenneth N. Waltz Annual Lecture

Department of International Politics

Department of International Politics

10 October 2016

Outstanding historian Professor Jeremy Black will deliver this year’s Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture, ‘War and International Relations 1400-2100’ at 6pm on Thursday 13 October, in the Main Hall of the International Politics Building.

The Kenneth N. Waltz Annual Lecture brings distinguished scholars to Aberystwyth to talk about issues that were central to the concerns of the late Ken Waltz, the leading theorist of international relations over many decades.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by one of the outstanding historians in the UK today, Professor Jeremy Black.  The title of his lecture is: ‘War and International Relations 1400-2100’.

Professor Jeremy Black, who is based at the University of Exeter, is a well-known commentator on war on the radio, delivers lectures across the world, and is a prolific writer, his most recent book being The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Professor Black’s lecture will bring together his immense knowledge of both international relations and the history of war. 

Professor Ken Booth from the Department of International Politics commented: “If you are interested in international conflict, this lecture is a rare opportunity to listen to a scholar who is one of the very few, anywhere, with the authority, knowledge, and nerve to give a sweeping panorama of the phenomenon of war over seven centuries.”

The lecture will take place in the Main Hall of the International Politics Building on Penglais Campus at 6pm on Thursday 13 October 2016.  Members of the general public, as well as faculty and students of Aberystwyth University are warmly invited to attend. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.