Government Regius Lecture
In 2013, we were awarded a prestigious Regius Professorship
by Her Majesty the Queen for fifty years of excellence in research and education in our outstanding department. To celebrate this honour, we
hold an annual Regius lecture where a world-class scholar in political science comes to Essex to present their work to the University community.
Professor Helen Milner.
This year's lecture
Prestigious political scientist, Professor Helen Milner from Princeton University will examine how globalisation has developed over the past 30 years and
discuss the sources of globalisation and its political ramifications.
Her talk is titled The Politics of Globalization: The World Economy and Domestic Politics and is presented in association with SAGE Publishing.
Professor Helen Milner
Professor Milner is the B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International
Affairs at Princeton University and the director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and
Governance at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.
She has written extensively on issues related
to international and comparative political economy, the connections between domestic
politics and foreign policy, globalization and regionalism, and the relationship between
democracy and trade policy. Her cutting edge research applies new quantitative methods and
data to understand the politics of global trade.
Her work has implications for recent events including Brexit and
the election of Donald Trump as US President.
- Date: Monday 16 January 2017
- Place: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus, University of Essex
- Time: 6pm
The lecture is free and open to all University staff, students and alumni.
Book your ticket now.
UK's first Regius Professor
Our internationally renowned expert on British politics,
Professor David Sanders was appointed the UK's first Regius Professor of Political Science in 2013.
Professor Sanders has been a key figure in the achievements of Essex’s Department of Government,
which has topped the UK politics rankings for the quality of its research in every national research
assessment in the last 25 years.
Awarded as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Essex is one of the youngest universities to
receive this award, and one of just two UK universities to receive Regius Professorships in social sciences.