In the final event of our first Meet the Aston Professor series, we heard the story of Simon Green, Professor of Politics from the school of Languages and Social Sciences.
Professor Green talked us through the serendipity of the early stages of his career which started with an internship at BMW and how he continues on to eventually become a professor at Aston.
He also shares his views on the Eurozone crisis and the UK's relationship with the EU.
His talk was followed by a question and answer session led by journalist and former BBC current affairs producer, John Mair, as well as questions from the audience.
If you would like to hear more about Professor Simon Green's story, a podcast is available for listening below.
Professor Simon Green's CV [pdf]