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Politics/International Relations: Theories of International Relations – Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism With Dr Nicholas Kitchen From University of Surrey

18th March 2022 @ 12:45 - 13:30



Dr Nicholas Kitchen, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Co-Director of the Centre for International Intervention at University of Surrey, will discuss Theories of International Relations – Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism.

Why do countries go to war? What explains the creation of international institutions like the UN? How can the world address climate change? Why are Russia’s nuclear weapons threatening to the UK, but not France’s?

International Relations (IR) is the study of politics among states, in the absence of world government.

IR theories help us to understand the dynamics of this simultaneously competitive and cooperative world of politics, a realm of advocacy, diplomacy, humanitarianism, and war.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Nicholas Kitchen


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:



18th March 2022
12:45 - 13:30
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