Meeting No. 7: Mackinder Forum Conference to Mark the 100th Anniversary of Mackinder’s Heartland Theory (“A Hundred Years of Geopolitics”), Oxford, U.K., March 22-23, 2004

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Opening Remarks

Prof. Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College, Oxford, UK

“In Defence of the Heartland: Sir Halford Mackinder and his Critics, One Hundred Years On” (Keynote address)

Dr. Stephen Biddle, US Army War College

“Mackinder – A Life”

Prof. Brian Blouet, William & Mary College

“Air Power and Geopolitics”

Prof. Michael Clarke, Kings College, London

“Air Power History and Geopolitics”

Seb Cox, Esq., Head, Air Historical Branch

“Mackinder Versus Mahan”

Admiral Richard Hill (U.K., ret.)

“Ancient Geopolitics and Modern Perspectives: Dilemmas of Justice and Geopolitics in the Athenian Maritime Empire as Portrayed in Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War

Professor Leonard Hochberg & Professor James D. Hardy Jr., Louisiana State University

“Geography and Diplomacy”

Sir Ivor Roberts, HM Ambassador to Rome

“Geography and War”

General Sir Rupert Smith (U.K., ret.)

“Mackinder’s Strategic Thought”

Dr. Pascal Vernier, University of Salford

Closing Remarks

Prof. Colin Gray, University of Reading