Department of Politics and International Relations

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2018 Cyril Foster Lecture

2018 Cyril Foster Lecture

Prof Barbara Walter of UC San Diego delivered the 2018 Cyril Foster Lecture on 'The New New Civil Wars' on 17 May at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, with Pro-VC Dr Rebecca Surender chairing the event. Prof Andrea Ruggeri served as the overall 2018 Cyril Foster Lecture Chair, and the welcome was given by Prof Louise Fawcett.

Professor Andrea Ruggeri is Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Brasenose CollegeProfessor Louise Fawcett is Head of Department, Professor of International Relations, Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics St Catherines College