Leadership in an unpredictable world

An alternative vision: Professor Richard Beardsworth

A LEADING Aberystwyth University academic and head of the Department of International Politics is to deliver his inaugural lecture on the highly topical subject of political leadership and responsibility in an increasingly unpredictable and uncertain world.

The lecture, by Professor Richard Beardsworth, takes place at the Main Hall at the Department of International Politics at 6:30pm on Tuesday (Apr 4). It will be preceded by a drinks reception from 6pm.

With the rise of populist political movements witnessed in much of the western hemisphere and subsequent challenges to the established political order, Professor Beardsworth will take as his subject ‘The Political Moment: Political Responsibility and Leadership in a Globalized, Fractured Age’.

Professor Beardsworth is the EH Carr Professor of International Politics and is internationally recognised for his work in philosophy, political ethics and international relations. He also serves as the University’s Director of Ethics.

Milja Kurki, Director of Research at the Department of International Politics said: “This is an unmissable opportunity to hear a globally leading thinker make a keynote statement about how we might negotiate current global political challenges in new and more effective ways. At a time of great uncertainty, this is the opportunity for experts on international politics to step up and provide an alternative vision and new trajectories for the international order. This is precisely what Professor Beardsworth will set out to do in this lecture.”

Prior to joining Aberystwyth University, Professor Beardsworth taught for a number of years at the American University of Paris and at Florida International University.

There is an open invitation for everyone to attend the lecture and admission is free.