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Mackinder Forum Seminar #64: Professor Brian Blouet, “The Legacy of Sir Halford Mackinder”

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Professor Brian Blouet, College of William and Mary, presented a talk to the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “The Legacy of Sir Halford Mackinder” on August 28, 2022, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern US time Abstract: In the presentation, Blouet examined Mackinder’s legacy under several heads.   “The Scope and Methods of Geography”: This is… Read more »

Halford Mackinder: The Pivot and the Heartland by Brian Blouet

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Brian Blouet College of William and Mary Why does Mackinder evolve from the Pivot paper (1904) to the Heartland thesis (1919)?              In 1904 Mackinder identified four possible contenders for control of the core of Eurasia. The contenders were: the German empire, the Russian empire, China, and Japan. Mackinder added, should… Read more »

Meeting #20: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, October 24-27, 2018

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Leonard Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-US & Senior Fellow, FPRI, “Thinking Geopolitically with Mackinder,” 10/25/18 Phil Kelly, “Rescuing Classical Geopolitics: Separating Geopolitics from Realism,” 10/25/18 John Baker, ESQ & Emeritus Professor, LSU Law Center, “The Legal Limits of Free Trade,” 10/25/18 Tong Zhao, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, China, “China’s Nuclear… Read more »