Podcast: 'Fear and Loathing in International Relations’ (Cyril Foster Lecture 2017)

Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor or War Studies at King's College London, and Visiting Professor at Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government delivered the 2017 Cyril Foster Lecture to a large audience at the Examination Schools, on the subject of 'Fear and Loathing in International Relations'.

Sir Lawrence was introduced by Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Professor Louise Fawcett, Head of Department at the Department of Politics and International Relations.

"Better to work harder on prevention, to look for the signs of political breakdown, and to act diplomatically and use economic means before the violence has taken hold. By the time you are at the point of routine fear and loathing, it's probably too late."

Speakers: Lawrence Freedman, Louise Fawcett

Professor Louise Fawcett is Former Head of Department, Professor of International Relations, Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics St Catherines College