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Peter Hennessy: Catch-Up History and the Cold War

Professor Peter Hennessy, Dr Arne Hofmann (Chair)
Wednesday 23 February 2011, 6:30pm, Hong Kong Theatre


World-renowned expert on Cold War intelligence and espionage Peter Hennessy addressed recently declassified documents and how history can help us 'catch-up' with the threats of today.

Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at QMUL and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy as well as being an Honorary Fellow of LSE. Before joining the Department in 1992, he was a journalist for twenty years with spells on The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent, The Financial Times as its Lobby Correspondent at Westminster and The Economist. He was a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme from 1987 to 1992. In 1986 he was a co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. His latest book is an updated version of his book The Secret State.

Speakers

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Peter Hennessy| is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at QMUL and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy as well as being an Honorary Fellow of LSE.

 

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Arne Hofmann| is Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS: Diplomacy and Strategy.

 

Location

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. Map
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This event is made possible by support from the LSE Annual Fund.

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