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International politics expert to give public lecture

18 March 2009

An expert on politics and international relations, Professor AJR Groom, will give a public lecture at Canterbury Christ Church University at 6pm on Tuesday 24th March 2009.

Professor AJR Groom.
Professor AJR Groom.

The lecture, entitled: 'At War's End: it's not over when the fighting stops’, is open to all members of the public and is free of charge.

Visiting Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University AJR Groom said: “This lecture will begin with an analysis of ‘new world orders’ after the end of a general war involving all or most of the major powers in the system and explore how the defeated powers or alliances are to be treated in order to avoid renewal of the conflict. I will discuss how winning is only a down payment and unless we secure the peace we shall be paying instalments for a long time.”

The lecture will take place at the University’s Old Sessions House Lecture Theatre, Longport, Canterbury. The event is part of the University’s Spring public lecture series and no advance reservation is required.

If you are a member of the media and would like to attend this event, please contact Canterbury Christ Church University’s Media Relations Officer, David Cutts, on 01227 782391.

Notes to Editor

Professor AJR Groom

Professor Groom is Visiting Professor of Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University. He graduated with a BA (econ) from University College London, followed by an MA in International Relations in the United States. His Doctorate is from the University of Geneva and in 2000 he was awarded a Doctorate in Political Science honoris cause from the University of Tampere in Finland. From 1965-1977 he was a Lecturer at UCL, and then successively Reader and Professor of International Relations at the University of Kent, becoming Professor Emeritus in 2005.

He has written and edited 16 monographs and written over 160 articles and chapters in the fields of conflict studies, international organisations, international relations theory, and European international relations. He has supervised 43 successful PhD dissertations. He has founded two academic journals – the European Journal of International Relations and Global Society – of which he was the Editor. Professor Groom has been Chairman of the British International Studies Association, founder and Chairman of the European International Relations Standing Group, Chairman of the World International Studies Committee, and a Board member of the European Consortium of Political Research and the Academic Council of the UN system, as well as Vice President of the International Studies Association.

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