Fircroft College believes in social justice and offers lifelong learning to its staff and students as well as the wider community. COVID-19 has highlighted and magnified many issues that already existed in our society, as well as creating new challenges, and we hold regular Politics Cafes to talk about how we can work together to create a better world.

We are delighted to welcome the incredibly well informed and engaging Professor Scott Lucas to talk about recent and current events in America including the BLM movement, Coronavirus and the forthcoming presidential election.

Scott Lucas is a professional journalist and Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham, where he has worked since 1989. A specialist in US and British foreign policy, he has written and edited 11 books and more than 70 major articles. He wrote the radio documentary Suez and co-directed the 2007 film Laban!.

Grab a hot or cold drink of your choice and join us at this online event to hear Scott talking about the incredible events that have happened in the USA over the last 6 months including racial matters, Coronavirus and the forthcoming election.

You will be given the opportunity to ask questions and to contribute to the discussion.

Register your place and you will be sent a confirmation email including a Zoom link and joining instructions.

More about Scott

Scott Lucas is a professional journalist and Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham, where he has worked since 1989. A specialist in US and British foreign policy, he has written and edited 11 books and more than 70 major articles. He wrote the radio documentary Suez and co-directed the 2007 film Laban!.

Scott is the founder of the leading international news and analysis site EA WorldView (www.eaworldview.com) and the co-founder, with The Clinton Institute of University College Dublin, of the new American Unfiltered Project (https://www.ucdclinton.ie/america-unfiltered) on US politics and foreign policy.

He started as a journalist in 1979, working for a local newspaper in Alabama in the United States in both the News and Sports Departments. While working as an academic at Birmingham, he wrote for newspapers including The Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman. He appears regularly on British, American, and international radio and television as a specialist on current affairs, politics, and history.

He has been an Adjunct Professor at Tehran University and a member of the Executive Board of the Center for American Studies and Research at American University Beirut, and he is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Clinton Institute at University College Dublin. He has also been Editor of the Journal of American Studies.

He is assisted by his wife and two children and plagued by his loyalty to Leeds United Football Club. He is also a proud member of Red Sox Nation.