Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction
Wednesday 29 March 2017
Oxford University Press is proud to return to the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival with another series of soap box talks from the very short introductions series. These free, 15-minute talks feature expert authors from the series and take place twice a day in the Blackwell’s Marquee, next to the Sheldonian Theatre.
Professor of geopolitics Klaus Dodds uses examples ranging from historical maps to James Bond films and the rhetoric of political leaders both past and present to show why, for a full understanding of contemporary global politics, it is not just smart – it is essential – to be geopolitical. He considers the Arab Spring, the worldwide economic crisis, and the developing role of China in international politics.