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Transatlantic Seminar Series

The Transatlantic Seminar is designed to promote informed discussion of current issues and research on American and European politics, economy, and society and (especially) transatlantic relations.

The Seminar is held weekly, usually Friday between 13:00 - 14:30, and is hosted by Edinburgh Politics & International Relations. We have an extensive archive of video webcasts of past Seminars that you can view here.

All are welcome to attend. The Seminar (usually) meets weekly in Seminar Rooms 1+2, Chrystal Macmillan Building.

      ** THE SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2019 CAN BE FOUND HERE**.  

Two special seminars to be held in early 2019 might be noted:

27 Feb '19:  Steven Erlanger (New York Times),  a 2 time Pulitzer Prize winner will deliver the  Montague Burton Lecture in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation ECCI (High School Yards; 530pm) on The World According to Trump.  Does it Matter?  Booking is essential:  https://montagueburtonlecturetheworldaccordingtotrump.eventbrite.co.uk .

8 March '19:  Andrew Monaghan (University of Oxford)  will deliver the John Erickson lecture in the Playfair Library (530pm) on Russian Views of War in the 21st Century.

Please join our mailing list to receive email alerts of future Seminars: contact Europa@ed.ac.uk

Transatlantic Seminar of 10th February 2017, featuring Peter Trubowitz of the London School of Economics on 'Trump's Foreign Policy:  End of the American Era?'.  Click here to watch the video webcast.

Upcoming Events

Date / Time Details Where
22nd Feb 2019 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar : Trump and Canada: Redefining the ‘Special Relationship’
Speaker: Chris Kirkey # State University of New York, Plattsburgh
Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
27th Feb 2019 17:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Lecture : The World According to Trump (& Does it Matter?)
Speaker: Steven Erlanger # New York Times
Playfair Library
15th Mar 2019 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar : Down But Not Out? Saving the Liberal World Order
Speaker: G. John Ikenberry # Princeton University
Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
22nd Mar 2019 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar : Selling Change to Unbelievers
Speaker: Robert Madelin # FIPRA [Brussels consultancy]
Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
29th Mar 2019 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar : Reflections on Brexit day (!)
Speaker: Christina Boswell # Edinburgh PIR; Speaker: Laura Cram # Edinburgh PIR; Speaker: Anthony Salamone # Edinburgh PIR
Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building