Conference: 'William Lyon Mackenzie King: Unsung Hero?'
Friday, 12 July 2013 from 11:00 to 17:30 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
The annual conference of the BACS History and Politics Group will take place on Friday 12 July at the UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H OPQ, from 11.00 to 17.30, refreshments and lunch included.
Coffee/registration begins at 10.30 and the conference starts at 11.00am with a brief welcome followed by a keynote lecture on how historians have viewed Mackenzie King’s career to be given by Dr Hector Mackenzie, Senior Historian at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa. Other papers will discuss Mackenzie King’s private life, his Scottish ancestry, his trip to Asia in 1908-1909, his immigration policy and various aspects of his foreign and defence policies. The full programme can be accessed here.
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
When & Where
UCL - Institute of the Americas
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe.
The UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the new MSc in International Relations of the Americas. This new MSc programme is uniquely focused on the international relations of the Americas in their entirety. No other course anywhere else offers a comparable opportunity to study and research the foreign policies of this continent. The hemisphere is home to the world's most important power and a number of emergent powers. The nation-states within it confront geopolitical, geo-economic, environmental, human rights, and international drug control issues that have global significance. They are also engaged in a pivot away from a traditional Atlantic focus to an Asia-Pacific one that will have immense significance in shaping the power structure of the twenty-first century world. This is a programme that will benefit anyone looking to develop a career in diplomacy, the media, think-tank research, international organizations, and commerce.