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Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #57: Athanasios Platias, “The Thucydides Trap Revisited: Fate, Entrapment, or Intent?”

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Professor Athanassios Platias addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern US Time.  The title of his talk was “The Thucydides Trap Revisited: Fate, Entrapment, or Intent?”   Abstract: This presentation is divided in three parts: First we will address what we see as… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #40: Professor Michael Desch, “Will the Real(ist) Thucydides Please Stand Up?”

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On Sunday, September 26, 2021, Professor Michael Desch presented a paper entitled “Will the Real(its) Thucydides Please Stand Up? Reading Restraint at the Heart of the Paradigm’s Ur-text to Avert the Thucydides Trap with China.” BIOGRAPHY:  Michael C. Desch is Packey J. Dee Professor of International Relations at the University… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #5: “The Enduring Geopolitical Lessons of the Persian & Peloponnesian Wars”

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June 7, 2020 Professor Paul Rahe (Hillsdale College) led our fifth Mackinder Forum Seminar; he discussed “The Enduring Geopolitical Lessons of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.” A discussion followed. The Coordinator of the Mackinder Forum-US circulated two readings by Professor Rahe: (1) “The Primacy of Domestic Politics,” a expanded version… Read more »