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The Graduate School Leadership Seminars

In 2017-18 the Graduate School at St Leonard's College is pleased to present a series of seminars taking an interdisciplinary view of leaders and leadership.

There is considerable interest, across the University, in the phenomenon of leadership. This seminar series is intended to highlight the work in this area that has already been done and stimulate new generative conversations, in three (overlapping) areas that have already been identified.

Many of us have interests that are focused on researching the phenomenon of leadership in current or historical contexts: whether focused on the social and cultural context itself, or those who have been recognized as extraordinary leaders in such contexts. Some are focused on how leadership is formally taught (reflecting modules that are already on offer in Classics, International Relations and Management) or new and emerging pedagogical ideas and debates. Some are also interested in the less formal – and more holistic and experiential – processes through which leadership formation occurs. This seminar series will touch, from time to time, on all three of those areas. We will be taking a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, and all with an interest in leadership (including those who would like to challenge it!) are very welcome.

The initial series will comprise five seminars that are open to all University of St Andrews staff and postgraduates:

Dr Nicolas Wiater, School of Classics, 18 October 2017
Leaders Before Leadership Studies: How to Become a "Leader" in Ancient Greece

Dr Sandra Romenska, School of Management, 29 November 2017
Leadership Development is Not a Spectator Sport

Dr Kleanthis Mantzouranis, School of Classics, 21 February 2018
Thucydides and Leadership Ethics

Professor Paul Hibbert, School of Management, 14 March 2018
Experience, Emotion, and Reflexive Practice in Leadership Formation

Dr Jon Hesk, School of Classics, 18 April 2018
Pathologies of Leadership in Greek Epic and Tragedy

We welcome offers and suggestions for further speakers and seminar themes (and perhaps other activities) - please email stlc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Book Your Place

Hosted by the Graduate School at St Leonard's College these seminars are open to all University of St Andrews staff and postgraduates.

Admission is free but places must be booked in advance. Book your place by email to stlc@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Bust of the ancient Greek general and historian Thucydides from the Royal Ontario Museum

The Graduate School Leadership Seminars 2017-18

An series of interdisciplinary seminars hosted by the Graduate School at St Leonard's College.

(Image: Bust of the ancient Greek general and historian Thucydides from the Royal Ontario Museum)