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Transatlantic Seminars

See past students talking about our MSc programmes

Montague Burton lecture by Lord Mandelson

View a video of the lecture here

NATO Secretary-General Public Lecture

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), and former Prime Minister of Denmark, gave a public lecture at the University on Tuesday, 17 November 2009.  The Secretary-General spoke on ‘The Future of Peace Support Operations’.  This event was co-presented by the Europa Institute, the Just World Institute, and Edinburgh’s student Politics Society. 

View a video of the event here. (iTunes)

Teaching "Innovation"

Politics & IR's own Mark Aspinwall produced a 10-minute video as an exercise, illustrating outsourcing as an element of globalisation. In the video, which was shown to students in our course International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond, someone pretends to be a new lecturer from India, replacing Mark by video link in order to reduce costs to the University and ultimately to the students. Also posted is a short video explaining the rationale and including some of the out-takes and interviews with the director and the 'lecturer' from India.

See the Outsourcing Lecture

See the 'Making of' and Out-Takes