Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance Speaker Series

The Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance hosts a Speaker Series to bring together academics and other professionals to present their latest work and experience on a wide range of topics.

The Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance Speaker Series is back for the 2021/22 academic year.

Take a look below at the events and speakers that are lined up for this year.

Semester 1 events

Date Time Title Speaker
18 October 2021 1:30pm

Polycentric Pioneers: Climate Change Leadership in Europe

Dr Paul Tobin

University of Manchester

19 November 2021 3pm

Rethinking Environmental  Security: From Stockholm to Glasgow

Professor Simon Dalby

Wilfrid Laurier University

9 December 2021 4pm

Feminism, Production and Reproduction: The Macroeconomics of Care”?

Professor Elissa Braunstein

Colorado State University

16 December 2021 11am

Health Diplomacy: Diplomatic Cooperation in Times of Crises

Dr Dorina Baltag

Loughborough University London

Sabrina Luh

Maastricht University and United Nations University

Semester 2 events

Date Time Title Speaker
11th March 2022 11am Gender Mainstreaming in Peacebuilding

Dr An Jacobs and Dr Katarina Krulisova

Nottingham Trent University

4th May 2022 11am Based on her recent Leverhulme Trust-funded project: Agency & Strategy in Non-Western Political Thought

Professor Karin Marie Fierke

University of St Andrews

9th May 2022 11am Diplomacy and Inequality: Understanding Processes of Delegation and Exclusion at the United Nations

Professor Costas Constantinou

University of Cyprus

18th May 2022 11am Visibility or impact? International efforts to defend LGBTQI+ rights in the Sub-Saharan Africa

Professor Stephen Brown

School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa (Canada)

Further event infomation and infomation about our speakers can be found by selecting the title of each of the events above.

All events will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams. 

Book your place

Current Loughborough students and staff: If you haven't already received an invitation with the meeting link, you may register to attend by emailing Tatevik Mnatskanyan at

If you are outside Loughborough University and would like to attend, please make a request by emailing Tatevik Mnatskanyan at, indicating your full name and affiliation.

Want to find out about previous speakers?

Take a look at the full schedule of events and speakers that took place as part of the 2020/21 Institute for Diplomacy and Intenational Governance Speaker Series here. 

Find out more