Frozen Out? Political Science in a Heating World

Tuesday 2nd November 2021

The PSA is excited to announce that the 2021 Annual Lecture will take place online on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 7pm GMT, in partnership with SAGE Publishing. 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Robyn Eckersley from the University of Melbourne to deliver the lecture titled 'Frozen Out? Political Science in a Heating World' which will be chaired by the BBC's Huw Edwards. Biographies for our wonderful speaker and chair can be found below.

This lecture will draw out what is at stake at COP26 in Glasgow against the backdrop of the larger civilisational challenge of global heating. It will offer some reflections on the impact and role of political science and what it has to offer in the face of this challenge.

Professor Eckersley's lecture will be followed by a Q&A session where audience members will be able to participate by submitting their questions for discussion.

You can register for the event by following the 'Register' button at the top of this page.

Should you have any queries about this event, please email and we will be happy to help.



Professor Robyn Eckersley

University of Melbourne

Robyn Eckersley is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in the Discipline of Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She has published widely in the fields of environmental political theory, politics and the state; ecology and democracy; International Relations and global environmental governance, with a special focus on the ethics, politics and governance of climate change. In 2019, she received a Distinguished Scholar Award by the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association. Her books include Environmentalism and Political Theory (SUNY 1992); The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2004); The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (MIT Press, 2005, co-edited with John Barry); Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge (CUP, 2006, co-edited with Andrew Dobson); Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power


Huw Edwards

BBC News

Huw Edwards  is a Welsh journalist, presenter, and newsreader. As the BBC News lead presenter for major breaking news in the United Kingdom, Edwards presents BBC News at Ten, the corporation's flagship news broadcast.

He also presents BBC coverage of state events, international events, the hour-long BBC News at Five on the BBC's rolling news channel BBC News and occasionally presents either as relief or as the BBC's chief presenter BBC News at SixBBC News at OneBBC Weekend News and Daily Politics, as well as on the BBC's international news channel BBC World News. Edwards presented the BBC's coverage of major national events, including the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

He succeeded David Dimbleby as the host of BBC election night coverage and was the lead presenter for the 2019 general election coverage on 12 and 13 December.