United States/England

International Conflicts & Current Affairs: A QM2 Voyage

Delve into international security and today’s politics as you learn from an international relations expert during onboard lectures and on field trips to government buildings.
Program No. 24045RJ
13 days
Starts at

At a Glance

As an author of three books, an international conflict expert and former Defense Studies professor, there’s no better person to teach you about global relations and peacekeeping than your Study Leader, Dr. Philip Cunliffe. Through exclusive onboard lectures and during enlightening field trips to government buildings, Philip will provide expert knowledge on international security both past and present. Get an insider’s perspective as you venture behind the scenes at the UN Headquarters in New York, and then cross the Atlantic aboard the elegant Queen Mary 2 to London to explore the world’s oldest defense and security think tank. While on board, you’ll have the rare opportunity to not only learn about complex global politics, but engage in interesting discussions with Philip that will provide fascinating insight that can’t be found in the history books.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience expert-led field trips of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, including the General Assembly Hall and the Security Council Chamber.
  • Venture behind the scenes at key government buildings in London, including the Royal United Services Institute, where you’ll attend an in-depth, expert lecture on current events.
  • Learn from international conflict expert Philip Cunliffe throughout the week and during exclusive Road Scholar lectures aboard Queen Mary 2 on topics such as utopianism, wartime politics and the United Nations.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
by Francis Fukuyama
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
by Francis Fukuyama
Masters of International Relations: Top Thinkers on the Top Problems
by Gideon Rose (ed.)
Legions of Peace: UN Peacekeepers from the Global South
by Philip Cunliffe
The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper: Civil-Military Relations and the United Nations
by Arturo C Sotomayor
Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy, Seventh Edition
by Peter Dicken
The End of the West?: Crisis and Change in the Atlantic Order
by Jeffrey J Anderson, G John Ikenberry & Thomas Risse (eds.)
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
by Jeffrey Sachs
The Post-American World: Release 2.0
by Fareed Zakaria
Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
by G R Berridge

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