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 Dr Alasdair Pinkerton

Dr Alasdair Pinkerton

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Department of Geography

Area of expertise

International border disputes; British overseas territories, including Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands; UK Foreign Policy and Diplomacy; Academic impact within Foreign Policy; Public engagement with geography; Digital diplomacy; Social media; the military.

Alasdair Pinkerton is a political geographer who is available to talk about the ways in which Magna Carta reverberated in the United States before, during and after the Cold War and how those reverberations have influenced the site at Runnymede itself. He has contributed to Royal Holloway’s MOOC.

Media highlights

Dr Pinkerton has made frequent appearances in the UK and international media on issues related to global geopoltiics, including the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and the UK's Overseas Territories. 


To arrange an interview with this expert or speak to them about their expertise, please contact: 

The Press Office on 01784 443552


In 1962, JFK took four days to make his first public address on the escalating Cuban Missile Crisis. In 2014, in an age of ‘digital diplomacy’, politicians are lucky if they have four minutes to respond to unfolding events at home and overseas.

Alasdair Pinkerton


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