This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.
Martti Ahtisaari, the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2015-16, will give two public lectures, participate in a Conversation with other invited speakers, and attend a concluding symposium during his stay in Cambridge. This is the third event in the series. President Ahtisaari will be in conversation with Professor Marc Weller and Professor John Dunn who are both with the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. The event will be chaired by Professor Brendan Simms, also with POLIS.
Other events in this series:
For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.
The Humanitas Chair in Statecraft and Diplomacy has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Angelika Diekmann.
The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Statecraft and Diplomacy aims to bring to Cambridge some of the world's leading practitioners in this general field. Using their personal experience and close engagement in contemporary events, they can provide a vivid and direct insight into vital areas of international affairs, where transparency is rarely available. They will also help to build bridges of interpretation and understanding between the theoreticians of international studies, and those most closely involved in shaping the initiatives and activities of nation states, alliances and international organisations in a period of global dynamism, uncertainty and change. This Visiting Professorship promises to help throw light on a profession famous for its discretion and the practice of its 'dark arts'.
Previous Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy
2014-15 Richard Haass (President of the Council on Foreign Relations)
2012-13: Gareth Evans (Chancellor of the Australian National University)
2011-12: Helen Clark (Administrator of United Nations Development Programme and Chair of United Nations Development Group; former Prime Minister of New Zealand)
John Dunn (POLIS)
Christopher Hill (International Studies)
Sir Richard Dearlove (former Master, Pembroke College)
Simon Goldhill (Director, CRASSH)