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Politics, International Relations and International Development Taster Afternoon

Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 13:15 - 16:00

Park Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ


The School of Areas Studies, History, Politics and Literature are pleased to invite you and your Year 12/Access students to attend our Politics, International Relations and International Development Taster Afternoon. This will be an ideal opportunity for those studying A'Level Politics to have a taster of what the subject is like at University and also to explore the area of International Development. The Taster afternoon will conclude with a Question Time activity with a panel of our Politics and International Relations and International Development Students.

13:15 -13:30: Arrival and refreshments

13:30 -13:45: Welcome: Dr Zara Ramsey

13:45-14:25: "How do Revolutions Occur? When and Why they Change the World" - Dr Paul Flenley

Revolutions such as the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the more recent Arab Revolutions are often sudden unexpected explosions which have historic effects. This session will look at why they occur. We will consider the social and economic causes and the role of leaders. We will try to explain why in some cases the crowd and mass mobilisation can lead to the overthrow of an authoritarian regime but in others fails to do so. The key role of ideas and communications will be considered. Revolutions may start with the demand for bread but end up demanding freedom - why?


14.25 Break


14.35-15:15 : Globalisation: From the End of History to the End of the World? – Dr Ben Garner
What is globalisation and what does it mean for people's lives? In this session we will explore the connections between globalisation and international development, considering how globalisation is connected to a range of phenomena from global poverty and hunger to economic and ecological crises, and how globalisation connects us to the lives of others on the other side of the world.


15:15: Break


15:25-15.50: Question Time with University of Portsmouth Politics and International Relations Students, chaired by Dr Zara Ramsey. Themes could include, but are not limited to:

  • Trump and populism

  • Theresa May’s performance through the Brexit process

  • The UK's role in promoting international wellbeing


15:50: Summary and ‘What next?’ information


16:00: Close of event

FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE BOOKING INDIVIDUAL TICKETS Please complete 'student' under job title and your college/school name under company. Thank you.



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