Mix and match your sessions from those on offer below. Please note that all sessions are by registration, even if they are free of charge/complimentary.
|St David's Hotel, Havannah Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5SD||Evening from 7.00pm||MSc Global Governance Ball||£26 per person. Registration essential|
|Join Professor Bela Arora, MSc Global Governance course leader and fellow alumni in Cardiff Bay. Join current students, graduates and friends for an evening of networking and nostalgia. We're delighted to announce that Lord Peter Hain will be guest speaker. At the event, there will be the presentation of ‘Impact Awards’ to recognise the achievements of students who have made a positive contribution to the communities around them. The awards will highlight those who have transferred knowledge into action, to improve the lives of others. It is hoped that they will inspire us all to recognise our potential to change the world around us. Two course meal and welcome drinks on arrival. Cash bar. Dress-code: Black tie or national dress.|
|Atrium Building, Cardiff Campus, CF24 2FN||5.30pm drinks reception, then 6.30pm lecture||Global Choices Talking Points Lecture: General Sir Richard Shirreff||Free of charge. Registration essential|
We're delighted to welcome the Global Choices programme to Alumni Big Weekend. Join students, alumni and guests as the University welcomes General Sir Richard Shirreff, formerly Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Forces (Europe), 2011-2014. Sir Richard will be be reflect on 'War with Russia: a Fantastical Notion?'
Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, UK intelligence experts point to a growing security threat from Russia. Whether through propaganda, espionage or cyberattacks, the threat from Russia represents a significant challenge, once again, to national security. Russian state involvement in the conflicts in Crime and Syria, also pose challenges to the wider stability of the internationality community. What, however, of the prospect of any direct clash between British and Russian forces? Is it possible that Russian activities in Ukraine may be a portent of further incursions elsewhere in eastern Europe, such as the Baltic states?
To address these questions, we are delighted to welcome to the university Gen. Sir Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Born in Kenya, and educated at Oxford University, Sir Richard served in the British Army for nearly 40 years. He saw active service in the Gulf War 1991. He was made CBE for his service as Commander of the 7th Armoured Brigade in Kosovo and made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 2010. In 2011, he was promoted to full General and appointed as Head of NATO forces in Europe, a post he held until retirement in 2014. He is the author of The Coming War with Russia (2017).
This lecture will be hosted jointly with the English Speaking Union.