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Politics & International Relations Taster Lecture

Lecturer: Dr Xuechen Chen, Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations

Date: Wednesday 15th February 2023

Time: 16:30 – 17:30 (GMT)

Who is this lecture open to?: Year 12 and 13 students, parents, teachers and advisers

Where: Virtual Webinar (please complete the form below to receive the joining link)

Regional Integration from Comparative Perspectives

Attending a university taster lecture is an exciting opportunity to proactively explore and deepen your subject interest, above and beyond your school curriculum, and can enhance your future university application. Through providing a real ‘taste’ of university-level study, it can also help you to confirm your subject choice.

In an increasingly interconnected world, regional integration allows countries to overcome the potentially costly divisions integrating goods and services, thus facilitating the flow of trade, capital, energy, people and ideas. This taster lecture compares and contrasts different trajectories of regional integration in different regions, by assessing the cases of the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

This taster will also include an introductory overview of studying at Northeastern University London, and there will be ample time for Q&A with Faculty and Student Ambassadors.

Here’s what previous participants have said about our Politics & International Relations Taster Lectures:

“It was a great ‘taste’ of what politics and international relations would be like at university, and the opening segment about applying to Northeastern University London was very helpful. You could tell the lecturer had a real passion for the subject, and the way he delivered the presentation was very engaging and interactive, especially the use of polls.”

“This taster lecture was probably the most stimulating I have attended. The perfect amount of depth!”

“Exceptional explanations of key concepts. Engaging, thanks to the polls and response to questions. Good balance of replying to questions in Q&A and live responses.”

“The talk was really interesting and introduced new concepts I was unaware of whilst still being accessible and not too difficult to understand. It’s really helped me understand what the subject is like and has made me even more excited for university.”

“Very interesting and intriguing stance on politics – more in-depth than A-Level. A bit of an introduction to political theory, which sounds fab!”

“The taster lecture was very insightful, and has sparked a lot of interest in Northeastern University London and the Politics & IR course!”