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Dr. Dave Filipovi-Carter Director (Facilitator & Trainer),
 

Summary: Dr. Dave Filipovi-Carter
Director (Facilitator & Trainer),
Education-Training Ltd
- School of Law
Alumnus Profile
Dr. Dave Filipovi-Carter graduated in 2000 with a PhD in public
international law, looking at the concept of statehood, and in particular
state failure. Despite acknowledging that "as an undergraduate I actually
hated law" he describes attending a lecture after a year as a sabbatical
officer as the moment that changed. "I found it fascinating, because
international law is so philosophical, whether it exists or not, whether it
has any power or not." Despite this interest, it would prove to be the
experience of the PhD, rather than the PhD itself, that would guide his
future career in education and training.
After an undergraduate degree in Exeter, an MA in Kent and a year of
working, Dave decided to try to get back into academia: "I applied all over
the place to see where I could get a decent supervisor and a decent
scholarship." Southampton offered him both. It was mid-way into his PhD
that he started to question whether it had been the right decision. He
now acknowledges that "fundamentally I'm not cut out to be a

  

Source: Anderson, Jim - School of Mathematics, University of Southampton

 

Collections: Mathematics