Welsh Cabinet Minister marks centenary of International Politics
09 May 2019
The Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language will set out her vision on the future direction of Wales’ international relations in a keynote speech at Aberystwyth University on 10 May 2019.
Eluned Morgan AM will talk about the scope of her new Cabinet role, and the challenges and opportunities facing Wales in a post-Brexit world.
Entitled This is Wales: A Creative Next Generation Nation the Minister’s public lecture forms part of a series of special events to mark the centenary of the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University.
It will be held at 5.30pm on Friday 10 May 2019 in the Main Hall of the Department of International Politics on Penglais campus. Admission is free and all are welcome.
About Eluned Morgan AM
A Member of the European Parliament from 1994-2009, Eluned Morgan was granted a peerage in 2011 and is formally known as Baroness Morgan of Ely. She served as Shadow Minister for Wales in the House of Lords (2013-16) and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs (2014-16).
Eluned Morgan was elected to the National Assembly in May 2016 as regional member for Mid & West Wales. In November 2017, she was appointed Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning before being appointed to the Cabinet on 13 December 2018 as Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.
About the Department of International Politics
The Department of International Politics was established in 1919, shortly after the end of the First World War in which more than 100 Aberystwyth University students were killed.
Mid Wales businessman, benefactor and politician David Davies (the future Lord Davies of Llandinam) and his sisters Gwendoline and Margaret decided to donate £20,000 to commemorate the fallen students and to establish “a global centre of learning and research on international politics in Aberystwyth”.
Aberystwyth therefore became home to the world’s first chair in international politics, which was named in honour of the American president Woodrow Wilson - the man whose name is synonymous with the creation of the League of Nations for the maintenance of international justice and the preservation of peace.
As part of the 2018-19 centenary year, a special reunion for alumni of the Department of International Politics will be held in June 2019.
Further details about the centenary are available on the website of the Department of International Politics.