We are delighted to announce that Professor Mervyn Frost has agreed to give the 2013 Elson Ethics Lecture on Wednesday 11 September. The title of Professor Frost's Lecture will be 'Ethics, Foul Play and International Relations: Understanding Asymmetric Warfare'.
Professor Frost was educated at the University of Stellenbosch and subsequently, as a Rhodes Scholar, he read Politics at Oxford. He held lectureships at the University of Cape Town and at Rhodes University before being appointed to the Chair of Politics and Head of Department at the University of Natal in Durban. In 1996 he was appointed Professor of International Relations at the University of Kent in Canterbury. He has been President of the South African Political Studies Association and editor of its journal Politikon. He is currently on the editorial boards of: International Political Sociology; Journal of International Political Theory; and South African Journal of International Affairs. He has served on the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association (ISA) and was until 2008 Chairman of the International Ethics Section of the ISA.
Professor Frost joined the Department in 2003 as Professor of International Relations in the Centre for International Relations. In 2007 he was appointed Head of the Department of War Studies.
Please note that this is an invitation-only event. Invitations will be sent out in due course.