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The Diplomatic Hub was invited to visit the Spanish Embassy on May, 24th. The Diplomatic Hub students attended a talk given by Juan López-Herrera about Spain-UK bilateral relations and the challenges that Diplomacy will face in the coming years. The talk was followed by an informal discussion that covered a wide range of topics such as Brexit, Diplomacy, Latin America, literature, etc.

It was a very fruitful event and we are very grateful to the Spanish Embassy, especially the Minister Councillor, Juan López-Herrera for hosting us.

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It was a pleasure to welcome the Austrian Ambassador for this talk on diplomacy, UK-Austrian relations, the Refugee Crisis, and Brexit.

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Dr. Travis Coan is a Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science and member of the University of Exeter’s Q-Step Centre. Before joining the Politics Department at Exeter, Travis was a Statistician and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he directed the Empirical Research Services group and taught applied quantitative analysis. While Travis’ research spans a diverse set of topics in political science, his most recent work applies advances in text-mining and natural language processing to examine the relationship between climate change scepticism, public opinion, and environmental policy.

Trevelyan Wing is the Yungtai Hsu Scholar in Environmental Change and Management at St John’s College, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the Climate Institute in Washington, DC. Raised and educated on three continents, he has worked with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva on issues including human rights and the environment, and as a delegate to the 1st U.N. Global Youth Summit led the drafting of sustainable development goals for the 2013 Costa Rica Declaration. Trevelyan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he chaired the Council on Climate Change and conducted fieldwork into the effects of climate change on Arctic communities. He founded the Indigenous Youth Forum on Climate Change in 2014 to promote dialogue, knowledge exchange and shared problem solving on climate issues. Trevelyan’s current research focuses on the social sustainability of renewable energy, and his ambition is to work at the intersection of science and policy to help governments and other institutions adopt sustainable practices and, ultimately, transition to a genuinely green global economy.

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Michael Dumper is Professor in Middle East Politics, University of Exeter. His research is primarily on the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially future options for Palestinian refugees and for Jerusalem, and the politics of archaeology and conservation in the urban Middle East. His new book is Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History and the Future of the Holy City (2014).

Jamie Wells holds a masters degree in Three Dimensional Design from the RCA and an OU masters degree in Equality and Diversity. He has worked in Education for more than 25 years as a teacher and facilitator. He has spoken at National Conferences on Human Rights and on the Occupation of Palestine. He has visited Palestine many times and shown solidarity with Trade Unions and educationalists internationally. He has worked with Amnesty, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Defence for Children International in Palestine. He is a passionate campaigner and activist.