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UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series – on-line lecture by Dr. Jack Thompson of the Hague Centre for Security Studies, 26th of November 2020

5 Nov 2020
Dr. Jack Thompson of the Hague Centre for Security Studies

The next lecture in the UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series will be on ‘US Foreign Policy after the 2020 election’, by Dr. Jack Thompson of the Hague Centre for Security Studies. The lecture will take place on-line on Thurs 26th November, 6.30-8.00 (Irish/UK time) (- log-on details below).



The 2020 US presidential election has been described as one of the most important in the history of the United States and its outcome may have major implications not only for the US domestically, but also for US foreign policy and global politics. This lecture will address these issues.


Dr. Jack Thompson is a Senior Strategic Analyst at the Hague Centre for Security Studies, where he leads a range of projects in the fields of security and defence. His main research interests are US foreign policy, European security, and transatlantic relations. Before joining the HCSS, he was Head of the Global Security Team at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich and Lecturer at the Clinton Institute, University College Dublin. He is author or co-editor of numerous books, articles, and reports, including Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of US Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2019), which was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Association 2020 Book Prize.


The UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series aims to contribute to informed public debate on contemporary global security challenges, how such problems may impact on Ireland and how Ireland can contribute to addressing regional and global security threats. The lecture series is jointly organised by the Defence Forces and UCC’s Colleges of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and Business and Law.


Lecture details:


Next lectures in the UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series:

  • ‘The European Union, Security and Defence: Logic of Integration, Logic of Sovereignty’, Dr. Andrew Cottey, Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Thursday 17th December 2020, 30-20.00 (Irish/UK time).
  • ‘Ireland and the UN Security Council’, Sonja Hyland, Political Director, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Thursday 28th January 2021, 18.30-20.00 (Irish/UK time) – this lecture will address Ireland’s priorities as it starts a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

For more on this story contact:

Dr. Andrew Cottey

Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration

Senior Lecturer

Department of Government and Politics

University College Cork

Department of Government & Politics

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