This month the BRLSI BIG READ is going Non-Fiction with Tim Marshall's Prisoners of Geography.
Politics are constrained by geography. Even world leaders have to recognize the limits imposed by topographical features such as oceans, rivers, mountains and monumental concrete infrastructure.
In international relations, political behaviour is often studied through geographical variables which throw light on the choices of world leaders, their citizens and supporting military.
To quote Andrew Neil Prisoners of Geography will offer us “a fresh and original insight into the geopolitics behind today’s foreign policy challenges”.
Please join Dr Penelope Law for a lively discussion on Tim Marshall’s best selling book.
Each Big Read Session lasts approximately one hour, and revolves around a 20 minute discussion of the novel by the session leader, before opening out to wider discussion with the group. Attendees will be sent starter questions in advance.