Horizons Lecture: Dr Darren Lim
Economic Statecraft: the interface of economics and national security
Yesterday, 25 pupils attended our Horizons Lecture with Dr Darren Lim, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Australian National University, on ‘Economic Statecraft: the interface of economics and national security’.
A fascinating lecture looking at the relationship between international political economics, international security and global governance, Dr Lim facilitated pupils’ exploration of the economic levers used to drive a political agenda, looking back from the Peloponnesian War through to contemporary relationships with China. Pupils were also encouraged to consider how the liberal use of sanctions translates into political pressure, but that the potential ineffectual use of these with autocratic regimes is of real concern in historical case studies. Dr Lim’s salient rallying cry from the webinar was that in the arena of international politics, ‘Fear trumps greed!’
The Horizons Lecture Series exists to build experiences for our pupils to access ‘the global good’ in educational practice, especially at Higher Education level. Mr Stephen Bailey, Horizons and John Locke Coordinator, is keen for the Lecture Series to open up opportunities for our pupils to see global best practice in other areas of public life.