may, 2024

2024sat18may10:00 am2:00 pmPolitics in Turbulent Times Taster (MAY DAY SCHOOL)£32 - Informative and impartial politics day school Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 Day

Image of a globe with Politics written on a post-it note


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 Day


Course details

Brief description:

This short course about politics in turbulent times is aimed at anyone who has an interest in, or wants to know about current issues in politics.

What is International Relations and how are global events analysed and interpreted using the main schools of thought of IR?
We will look at the major geopolitical events of the day such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the rising tensions between China and the USA to see where these and other events are taking us.

Previous experience and Knowledge needed:


Learning outcomes:

Ability to understand and analyse key geopolitical events both present and future. Understand how the international political system works between states using the main schools of thought of IR. Gain an Understanding of the hierarchical nature of the international system and how it favours the great powers of the day.


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£32 – Contact the office on 01223 712340 to book your place and pay by card


Paul HumphreysI hold a BA (Hons) in International Studies with the OU and an MA (Merit) in International Relations (IR) with Anglia Ruskin University. I am currently a doctoral research student with Brunel University researching the effects of the H.M. Governments PREVENT counter-terrorism strategy on professionals working in public welfare services. I have studied geopolitical events for many years and have always found it a fascinating subject. In terms of IR I am a adherent of the realist school of thought. I think a good understanding of IR has never been so important, because the current global order is in a state of flux and the West is facing the distinct possibility of decline and being eclipsed by a rising East Asia led by China.

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