The 2023 Lord Caradon Lecture will take place on 13 November @ 7pm @ Plymouth University in the Main Lecture Theatre of the Roland Levinsky Building.

Our speaker will be Professor Karen Smith who is a Professor of international Relations at the London School of Economics  and Political Science.

Her subject will be “Is the United Nations now irrelevant?

Her main area of research is the “international relations of the European Union” and she has written extensively on the formulation and implementation of common EU foreign policies.  She has examined the EU’s pursuit of “ethical” foreign policy goals such as promoting human rights and democracy, and policy making within European states regarding genocide.  For over a decade she has also analysed EU-UN relations, and more recently has extended her research to consider the role of other political and regional groups in UN diplomacy. She is now working on projects on women in foreign policy-making and diplomacy, and on the role that emotions play in EU foreign policy making.