The Department of International Politics and its affiliated research institutes, centres, and research groups host several conferences each year.  These events draw internationally recognised scholars throughout the world and contribute enormously to the Department’s renowned research culture.  Particularly noteworthy is this regard is the landmark conference which celebrated the life and work of Kenneth Waltz: The King of Thought: Theory, Subject, and Waltz.  Postgraduate students are regularly involved in these events, which provide an excellent opportunity to interact with visiting scholars and to establish valuable research networks early in their career.