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Politics/International Relations: Regional Organisations – Local Power or World Domination? With Professor Amelia Hadfield & Dr Baris Celik From University of Surrey

21st March 2022 @ 12:45 - 13:30



Regional organisations are fascinating. They’re larger and sometimes more powerful than individual states, but struggle to define their role in a particular part of the world, or to perform a particular job.

In this discussion, Professor Amelia Hadfield, Head of the Department of Politics at the University Surrey, presents an engaging view of why regional organisations are increasingly important in a world struggling with global challenges from security to climate change. We will also be joined by Amelia’s colleague, Dr Baris Celik, who is a teaching fellow in European Politics.

From security groupings like NATO to hybrid entities like the EU, from trade-based groupings in Asia and Latin America to groups based on values, laws and power, students will take away a whole new dimension of international relations, and get a chance to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of regional organisations around the world.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Professor Amelia Hadfield & Dr Baris Celik


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: All Year 12 and Year 13, and equivalent, students who are studying, or interested in studying, Politics/International Relations/Geography. Please join as a student group or as individual students and teachers.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and questions they might like to ask or thoughts/ideas they would like to share.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



21st March 2022
12:45 - 13:30
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