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Events

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LSE is one of Europe's most influential platforms for addressing issues, trends and policies affecting both the European Union and the wider Europe. The European Institute is proud to host events with distinguished speakers from the worlds of politics, business, media and culture.

 

Upcoming events

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The Future of the Euro

Location: Wolfson Thetre, New Academic Building 
Date: Tuesday 21 November. 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: Paul de Grauwe
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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The Implications of Brexit for Human Rights in the UK

Location: CLM.3.02, Clement House, Aldwych|
Date: Wednesday 22 November, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, LSE Law
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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The Brexit Alternatives and their Implications 

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Monday 27 November
Speakers: 
Joachim Blatter, Professor of Political Science at the University of Lucerne.
Erik O Eriksen, the Director of ARENA and Professor of Political Science, University of Oslo.
Sieglinde Gstöhl, Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe (Belgium).

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Past events

2017 - 2018

Michaelmas Term 

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Brexit and Interest Rates 

Location: TBC to ticketholders
Date: 15 November, 13.00 - 14.00
Speaker: Ben Broadbent became Deputy Governor of the Bank of England 
Chair: Minouche Shafik, LSE Director 

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Regional Economic Impacts of Brexit

Location: CLM.4.02, Clement House, Aldwych 
Date: 15 November, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics, LSE Department of Economics
Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography, LSE Department of Geography and Environment
Chair: Jonathan White, Professor of Politics, LSE European Institute 

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The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: Wednesday 8 November
Speaker: Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Open Society Foundations fellow
Chair: Philippe Legrain, European Institute, LSE

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Gordon Brown: a life in politics

Location: TBC to ticketholders
Date: Wednesday 8 November 
Speaker: Gordon Brown
Chair: Minouche Shafik 

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The Brexit Negotiations: make or break?

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 2 November 
Speakers: Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute
Philippe Legrain, founder of think tank Open and Senior Visiting Fellow, European Institute 
John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator for The Independent and visiting professor at King's College London.
Chair: James Tilley, Professor of Politics and Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Oxford.

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No More Cake and Eat it: making a Brexit deal for workers

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Tuesday 31 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Frances O' Grady, TUC General Secretary
Chair: Tony Travers, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs 

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UK and EU Foreign Policy Challenges Following Brexit

Location: CLM 3.02, Clement House
Date: Wednesday 25 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Karen Smith, Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, LSE 
Chair
: Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute, LSE

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The Impact of Brexit on European Financial Centres 

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Monday 23 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg's Finance Minister
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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Orbán's Hungary: An Exception or a Role Model for Central and Eastern Europe? 

Location: Alumni Theatre
Date: 18 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Paul Lendvai, Hungarian-born Austrian journalist and author  
Chair: Abby Innes, Assistant Professor of Political Economy

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The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity: Understanding the Euro Experiment

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Thursday 12 October, 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Philippe Legrain, Think Tank OPEN, Senior Visiting Fellow EI
Jonathan White, Professor of Politics, LSE
Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy
Chair: Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute

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The Future of Europe Post-Brexit

Location: Venue TBC to ticketholders
Date: Thursday 28 September, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Guy Verhofstadt, Heads of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament and the Brexit negotiation team
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute 

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Professor Mario Monti

Can National Politics Still Support International Integration? The Case of the EU

Location: Venue TBC to ticketholders
Date: Monday 25 September, 18.30 -20.00
Speaker: Professor Mario Monti, Head of Bocconi University    
Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director  

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A changing Germany in a changing Europe? The German Elections and its implications for Europe

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building 
Date:
 Thursday 14 September, 18.45 - 20.00
Speakers: Professor William Paterson, Aston University
Christian Odendahl, Centre for European Reform
Dr Natascha Zaun, LSE European Institute  
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle, LSE European Institute 

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2016 - 2017

Summer term

First Confession - hi res

First Confession: a sort of memoir

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute

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Managing the complexity: what brexit could mean for British business

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 6 July 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General. Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist 
Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London

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Britain and France

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 29 June 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Edward Llewellyn, UK Ambassador in France
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute

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On track for Brexit?

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Monday 12 June 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Neil Carmichael, Conservative Candidate for Stroud. Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the House of Lords
Chair: Professor Tony Travers

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Illiberal Democracy in Unstable Times: A roundtable on the perils of democracy in Central & Eastern Europe

Location: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 18 May 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Miklos Haraszti, CEU Jan Zielonka, Oxford University Denisa Kostovicova, Dept of Government, LSE
Chair: Jennifer Jackson-Preece

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Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization

Location: Thai Theatre
Date: Thursday 4 May | 18.30 - 20.00  
Speaker: Professor Assaf Razin, Professor Emeritus at the Tel Aviv University
Chair: Professor Paul de Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy 

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Whither Europe? Historical Perspectives on 2017

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Thursday 29 April 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.Abby Innes, Assistant Professor of Political Economy at LSE’s European Institute. Mike Savage, Martin White Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of LSE’s International Inequalities Institute. Alan Sked, Professor Emeritus of International History at LSE

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Lent term

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The Treaty of Rome 60 Years on: are the founding fathers still relevant to today? 

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Etienne Davignon
Respondent: Professor Hellen Wallace
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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The Road to Somewhere: the populist revolt and the fututre of politics 

Location: Wolfson theatre
Date: Monday 20 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: David Goodhart
Chair: Tony Travers 

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The French presidential election: implications for France and Europe

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Dr. Françoise Boucek, Queen Mary University of London. Professor Christian Lequesne, Sciences Po Paris
John Peet, The Economist
Chair: Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE European Institute

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Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience? 

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: Monday 6 March 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Sir Stephen Wall
Respondent: Dr. Piers Ludlow
Chair: Jennifer Jackson-Preece

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Protecting children in war and conflict: European and global implications for child rights

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre 
Date: Thursday 12 January | 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Chair: Jennifer Jackson Preece

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Michaelmas term 

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Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit?

Location: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Date: Thursday 8 December 2016
The European Institute celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a day of EU and UK focused expert panel events and networking activities, following the UK's Brexit decision.

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Italy's economic challenges and the constitutional referendum

Location: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Friday 2 December 2016 | 13.00 - 14.30 
Speaker: Lorenzo Codogno
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle

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2017: Will the EU survive?

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 1 December 2016 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, Professor Philippe Marlière, Professor Anand Menon, Bojan Pancevski, Michiel van Hulten
Chair: Dr. Sara Hageman

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Europe’s Incompatible Trinities

Location: TW1.G.01
Date: Monday 21 November 2016 | 18.30 - 20.00
Speakers: Marco Buti, Paul De Grauwe, Mareike Kleine
Chair: Iain Begg

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Unleashing Demons: the inside story of Brexit

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: Monday 14 November 2016 | 6.30 - 8.00pm
Speaker: Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former Director of Politics and Communications
Chair: Professor Tony Travers

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Iceland's Road to Recovery - Key Lessons

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016 | 18.30 - 20.00 
Speaker: Lilja Alfreðsdóttir
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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EU and Brexit

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Friday 23 September 2016 | 1.30-2.30pm 
Speaker: Martin Schulz
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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Britain after Brexit: will something continue to turn up?

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016 | 6.30 - 8pm
Speaker: David Smith
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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The Euro: and its threat to Europe

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016 | 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle

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2015 - 2016

Summer term 

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Where next for the UK and the EU after the referendum?

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Tuesday 28 June 2016
Speakers: Simon Hix, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the LSE and a UK in a Changing Europe ESRC Senior Fellow. Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London and Director of The UK in a Changing Europe. Angus Armstrong, Director of Macroeconomics at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Government Department, LSE. 

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LSE's Referendum Night 2016

Location: LSE
Date: Thursday 23 June 2016 | 21:00-02:00 
The UK voted in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. The LSE European Institute in partnership with The UK in a Changing Europe organised the LSE Referendum Night 2016, an evening of panel debates between LSE academics and external experts as well as expert commentaries as the first referendum results came in.

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The LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe Report Launch Event

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Speakers: Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute at LSE. Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Dr. Sara Hagemann, Assistant Professor at the European Institute, LSE and ESRC Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.

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Equality - Smart Economics

The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Speaker: Magdalena Andersson, member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, Minister of Finance since 2014
Chair: Professor Erik Berglöf

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The UK and Europe: An insider's view

The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: Thursday 2 June 2016
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Faull, British Official in the European Commission and Director-General of "Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum"

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Slippery Slope: Europe's Troubled Future

The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 26 May 2016
Speaker: Giles Merritt, former Financial Times correspondent and current Editor-in-Chief and Founder of 'Friends of Europe', a leading Brussels think tank, and the policy journal Europe's World.
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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The Single EU Capital Market: progress and challenges

European Institute, Financial Markets Group and Systemic Risk Centre public lecture

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: Monday 23 May 2016
Speaker: Jonathan Hill, current European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union 
Chair: Professor Charles Goodhart

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Britain: leading, not leaving - the case for remaining in the European Union

The European Institiute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Speaker: Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the UK
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

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Should we stay or should we go now?

LSE European Institute "Europe in Question" Annual Lecture 2016

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Speaker: ProfessorDanny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Chair: Dr. Vassilis Monastiriotis

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The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement: what lessons for Brexit?

UK in a Changing Europe and European Institute event

Location: Clement House Room 4.02
Date: Thursday 14 April 2016
Speakers: Michiel van Hulten, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE European Institute
Matt Steinglass, Europe Editor, Economist
Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE European Institute
Professor Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative, King's College London
Chair: Dr. Sara Hagemann, LSE and ESRC Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe Initiative and LSE European Institute

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Lent term

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The World’s Climate Capital? COP21 and the Greening of Paris

European Institute and LSE Cities public lecture

Location: TW1.G.01, Tower 1
Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016
Speaker: Celia Blauel, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of the Environment, Sustainable Development, the Climate Plan for Energy, and Hydric resources since 2014
Chair: Philipp Rode, Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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How to boost growth as the Oil Price Falls: transformation and reform of the Norwegian economy

The European Institiute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: Shaw Library
Date: Friday 11 March 2016 
Speaker: Siv Jensen, Norwegian Minister of Finance since October 2013
Chair: Professor Iain Begg

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Too Important to fail: Humanitarian financing in a more fragile world

The European Institiute 'Perspectives on Europe' series

Location: CLM 3.02, Clement House
Date: Thursday 10 March 2016
Speaker: Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and former Humanitarian Aid Commissioner
Chair: Professor Iain Begg

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Managing Europe - What is Germany's Responsibility?

LSESU German Society and LSE European Institute Lecture

Location: LSE campus
Date: Thursday 3 March 2016
Speaker: Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has served as Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance in the second and third Merkel cabinets since 2009
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

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Public Lecture: One School, Two Visions

Location: Thai Theatre
Date: Thursday 25 February 2016 
Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS
Professor Chandran Kukathas, Head of the Department of Government, LSE
Chair: Professor Simon Glendinning
This event formed part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2016, which took place from Monday 22 - Saturday 27 February 2016, with the theme 'Utopias'.

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Britain and the EU: a view from the European Parliament

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Friday 5 February 2016
Speaker: Martin Schulz,  President of the European Parliament
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

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Szijjártó


Hungarian perspective on the future of Europe

The European Institute Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Shaw Library
Date: Thursday 4 February 2016 
Speaker: Mr Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2014 - current

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Michaelmas term

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'How Growth Regimes Change: The Co-Evolution of Economics and Politics in the Developed Democracies'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: 8 December 2015
Speaker: Prof Peter A. Hall, LSE Centennial Professor and Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University
Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy

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'Unstable Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood: a range of threats to European security'

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: 26 November 2015 
European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture.
Speaker: Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

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'Europe's Perfect Storm: racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and resurgent nationalism'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: 23 November 2015
Speaker: Michel Wieviorka, French sociologist
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser

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'Next Steps in EU Antitrust Law: boosting national enforcement'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: 20 November 2015
Speaker: Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

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'Climate change and migration to Europe'

LSE European Institute, LSE Institute for Global Affairs, LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Embassy of France in the United Kingdom and the European Commission Representation in the UK public debate

Location: Wolfson Theatre
Date: 18 November 2015 
Speakers: Neil Adger, Professor of Human Geography, University of Exeter. Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and former President of Ireland. Alain Le Roy, Secretary General of the European External Action Service. 
Chair: Professor Lord Stern, first holder of the IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government, Director of the India Observatory and Chairman of the Asia Research Centre. 

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'A turbulent period in Turkey'

European Institute public talk

Location: Cañada Blanch Room Cowdray House
Date: 9 November 2015
Speaker: Caglar Keyder, LSE Centennial Professor at the European Institute and Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Binghamton and at Koc University, Istanbul
Chair: Dr. Esra Özyürek Associate Professor and Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, LSE.

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'The Way Forward for Europe: a Union of solidarity and differentiation?'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: 24 September 2015
Speaker: Emmanuel Macron, French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs. 
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser

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'Drifting apart? The social reality of Europe after the crisis'

European Institute public debate co-hosted with Policy Network

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: 5 October 2015
Speakers: Roger Liddle and Patrick Diamond, chair and vice-chair, Policy Network and co-authors of 'The Social Reality of Europe After the Crisis: Trends, Challenges and Responses'
Respondents: Jonathan Hopkin, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, LSE. John Park, Assistant General Secretary, Community Trade Union 
Chair: Dr Mareike Kleine

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'Migration and security challenges in the Mediterranean: every country for itself or a European response?'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Shaw Library
Date: 13 October 2015
Speaker: Angelino Alfano, Italian Minister of the Interior
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser, Head of the European Institute and Professor of Practice in European Politics. 

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'The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture & book launch

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: 13 October 2015
Speaker: Martin Sandbu, Economics writer for the Financial Times

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'Jobs only for the most skilled at the right age?'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Date: 26 October 2015
Speaker: Fredrik Reinfeldt, former Prime Minister of Sweden

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Suma Chakrabarti


'Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: a new partnership between state and private sector'

European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Date: 27 October 2015
Speaker: Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE.

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2014 - 2015

Summer term 

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'Would 'Brexit' spell the end of European defence?'

LSE European Institute panel discussion

Location: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Tuesday 30 June 2015
Speakers: Dr. Claire Chick , Head of Defence at the Franco-British Council; Dr. Bastian Giegerich, International Institute for Strategic Studies; Prof Karen Smith, Professor of International Relations and Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit at LSE
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser, Head of the European Institute at LSE

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'Measuring Britain's Influence in the EU'

LSE European Institute panel discussion

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Monday 29 June 2015
Speakers: Stephen Booth, Co-Director at Open Europe; Lucy Thomas, Campaign Director of BNE since January 2014 and Peter Wilding, Founder and Director of British Influence
Chair: Dr. Sara Hagemann, Assistant Professor at the European Institute, LSE

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The English Patient? The UK's Desire to Redefine its Relationship with the EU and Germany's Role

LSE European Institute public lecture

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE
Date: Thursday 25 June 2015
Speaker: Michael Roth MP, German Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office

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'Crisis in Ukraine: what does Ukraine want and need from the EU?’

LSE European Institute public discussion in partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission

Location: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Date: Monday 22 June 2015
Speakers: Ulrike Hauer, Team Leader for Political Process, European Commission Support Group for Ukraine; Serhiy Leshchenko, Ukrainian journalist and MP & Andrew Wilson, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR
Chair: Dr. Tomila Lankina, Associate Professor, London School of Economics



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The EMU: a work in progress

LSE European Institute public lecture

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Friday 19 June
Speaker: Herman Van Rompuy, Former Prime Minister of Belgium and first President of the European Council
Chair: Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy in the European Institute at LSE

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'Prospects for Economic Reform in Europe: what role for Britain?'

LSE European Institute panel discussion

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015
Speakers: Andy Bagnall, CBI; Prof Ali El-Agraa, Emeritus Professor of International Economic Integration at Fukuoka University, Japan;  John Peet, Europe Editor at The Economist since September 2003 & Mujtaba Rahman, Practice Head for Europe at Eurasia Group

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A lecture by the President of the Republic of Italy

LSE European Institute public lecture

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 28 May 2015 
Speaker: Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic of Italy

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'The Making of a European President: European High Politics and the Lessons for Britain'

LSE European Institute book launch and panel discussion

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 28 May 2015
Speakers: Sir Julian Priestley, Nereo Peñalver García, Prof Simon Hix and Manfred Weber.
One year ago Europeans went to the polls to elect their MEPs. For the first time they had a say in who should be the next President of the Commission. Against all odds, heads of government eventually accepted EP demands that Jean-Claude Juncker should be the next President. This was a parliamentary putsch and is narrated by Nereo Peñalver and Julian Priestley in their book, 'The Making of a European President'. But big questions remain - were voters aware that they could influence the choice of head of Europe's executive? Will this lead to undue politicisation of the Commission? What really changed with Juncker's election? How could this process be better organised in 2019?

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'Britain's Europe Policy: Reverse, Reset or Relaunch?'

LSE European Institute public debate

Location: New Theatre, East Building, LSE
Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015
Speakers: Prof Sara Hobolt LSE, Prof Simon Hix LSE, John Springford CER
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser LSE

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The LEQS Annual Lecture: 'Political Community and EU Law'

LSE European Institute public debate

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015
Speaker: Professor Damian Chalmers, LSE
Chair: Professor Sara B. Hobolt, LSE

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Portugal's Way Forward: how to turn challenges into opportunities and lessons into policy

LSE European Institute public lecture

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE
Date: Tuesday 5 May 2015
Speaker: Maria Luís Albuquerque, Portuguese Minister of State and Finance

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Lent term

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'Which Digital Strategy for France and Europe in an Age of Disruption?'

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Friday 20 March 2015
Speaker: Axelle Lemaire, has been at the French Ministry of State for Digital Affairs since April 2014, serving as Deputy Minister for the Digital Sector. She calls her position the “portfolio for imagination”.
Chair: Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute

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'Britain's Future in Europe'

A panel discussion to mark the publication of 'Britain's Future in Europe' (Rowman & Littlefield) edited by Michael Emerson

Location: New Theatre, East Building
Date: Thursday 12 March 2015
Speakers: Kenneth Clarke MP, Michael Emerson (CEPS), Dr Swati Dhingra, LSE
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser, LSE

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Central Banking in Times of Crisis

LSE European Institute & LSESU European Society public talk

Location: Room 2.04, New Academic Building
Date: Friday 6 March 2015
Speaker: Fabrizio Saccomanni, former Italian Minister of Economy and Finances and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy

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Sarah Churchwell


High Culture and the Western Canon: has the fightback begun?

LSE European Institute Literary Festival debate

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Friday 27 February 2015 
Speakers: Professor Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at UEA; Jonty Claypole, Director of Arts at the BBC; Maya Jaggi, Cultural Journalist and Critic; Frederic Raphael, major scholar in classics at St John's College, Cambridge
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser

With the BBC having announced a remake of Kenneth Clark's TV series Civilisation, and Melvyn Bragg’s intellectual cornucopia on Radio 4, In Our Time, now in its 17th year, we will be asking whether the mission of Lord Reith 'to educate, inform and entertain' is alive and well. Can Matthew Arnold, TS Eliot and FR Leavis sleep well in their graves? Has the era of dumbing down to 'widen access' run its course? Why shouldn't ALL schoolchildren be asked to grapple with the 'difficult' texts, rich canvases or musical scores of our western inheritance? Why shouldn't everyone have the chance to join the 'elite'?

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Per Callesen


The Danish Monetary Policy – An Optimal Strategy?

LSE European Institute & LSESU European Society public discussion

Location: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Date: Wednesday 18 February 2015
Speakers: Governor Per Callesen & Professor Paul De Grauwe

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Philosophy, the Public and Other Subjects

European Institute and Forum for European Philosophy Inaugural Lecture

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Tuesday 10 February 2015
Speaker: Professor Simon Glendinning

50 years ago Professor Glendinning gave an inaugural lecture arguing for the abolition of inaugural lectures. His failure allows his son to return to this theme.

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A stress test of the welfare state

Date: Monday 2 February 2015
Speaker: Professor Tito Boeri
Chair: Professor Paul De Grauwe

How did the welfare state in Europe cope with the Great Recession and the Eurozone crisis? While a lot of attention has been devoted to (home-made) stress tests of the banking sector, no attempt has been made to date to evaluate the performance of social tax and transfer systems to reduce poverty during the crisis. This talk will address this issue, making reference, in particular, to the countries of Southern Europe, where the shock has been particularly severe. The underlying question is whether we need only a welfare state or also a welfare union.

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The return of the 'German question'

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Date: Monday 26 January 2015
Speakers: Hans Kundnani, Research Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations & Associate Fellow, Birmingham University; Quentin Peel, Mercator Senior Fellow, Chatham House
Chair: Prof. Maurice Fraser

A panel debate to mark the launch of Hans Kundnani's recently published book 'The Paradox of German Power'.

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Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe

Date: Wednesday 21 January 
Speaker: Dr. Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor in Contemporary Turkish Studies at LSE’s European Institute
Discussants: Dr. Ruth Mandel, Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London; Dr Nasar Meer, Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Citizenship at Strathclyde University and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow; Professor Joel Robbins, Sigrid Rausing Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge
Chair: Professor Deniz Kandiyoti, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 

The panellists will discuss Dr. Özyürek’s newly published book 'Being German, Becoming Muslim: race, religion, and conversion in the New Europe'.

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Michaelmas term

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European Energy Policy in Light of the Ukraine Crisis

A panel debate in partnership with the European Council on Foreign Relations and the European Commission

Date: Thursday 4 December 2014
Panel: Cho Khong, Chief Political Analyst at Shell International; Chi-Kong Chyong, Director of the Energy Policy Forum and ECFR Visiting Fellow; Julian Popov, Fellow at the European Climate Foundation
Chair: David Cadier, Fellow in International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS

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‘Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress’

Event marking the book launch of Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Speakers: Prof Damian Chalmers, Law, LSE; Prof Simon Hix, Government, LSE; Prof Catherine de Vries, University of Oxford
Chair: Prof Sara Hobolt, Chair, European Institute, LSE

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Panel debate: 'What Europe?'

LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe event to mark the official launch of Eutopia magazine

Location: Old Theatre, LSE
Date: Monday 17 November 2014
Speakers: Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford; Prof Renaud Dehousse, Professor at Sciences Po, Paris; Prof Jan Zielonka, Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford; Giuseppe Laterza, Chairman of Laterza Publishing
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser, Head Of the European Institute

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‘The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914’

LSE European Institute inaugural lecture in partnership with Contemporary Turkish Studies

Location: Old Theatre, LSE
Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014
Speaker: Prof Çağlar Keyder, Centennial Professor at the EI; Professor, Department of Sociology, Boğaziçi University
Chair: Dr. Esra Özyürek

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‘Transatlantic Free Trade: The Final Push? - British, French and US Perspectives on A TTIP Agreement’

An event organised by the LSE European Institute and the Franco-British Council

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Date: Monday 13 October 2014
Speakers: Pascal Lamy, Former Director General of the WTO, former EU Commissioner for Trade (2005-2013); Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France;Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to the UK
Chair: Peter Sutherland, Chair of LSE Council

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2012 - 2013 

Summer term

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‘Why Europe Matters. The Case for the European Union’

Location: LSE Old Theatre
Date:
 Monday 17 June 2013
Speaker: John McCormick
Chair: John Palmer, former European editor, Guardian

In his book John McCormick makes a clear and unequivocal case for how the EU, in spite of its problems, has made Europe a better, more peaceful, and more prosperous place. His book debunks the prevailing myths surrounding the European Union and puts forward a compelling case for the benefits of European integration.

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Can Europe lead in a post-western world?

Europe at the Crossroads debate series

Location: New Theatre, East Building
Date: Tuesday 11 June 2013
Speakers: Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati, High Commissioner of India to the UK; Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, LSE, Mark Leonard, co-founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
Chair: Robin Lustig

Since the last European Security Strategy when Western hegemony seemed unassailable, Europe has lost both hard and soft power because of the euro crisis. Should Europe simply retire from global governance? Or are there assets on which it can draw in order to play an influential role as a new world order emerges?’

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‘Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach’

Date: Thursday 6 June 2013
Speaker: Prof Richard Rose, Visiting Professor at the European University Institute, Florence
Chair: Anthony Teasdale LSE European Institute

Less than a year away from the 2014 European Parliament elections, Professor Richard Rose talks about his new book on democracy in Europe, Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach (OUP). With the European Union now impacting more and more on people's lives, he analyses how democratic the EU institutions are, how far they respond to voters' concerns, how voters see European elections and referenda, and how the EU institutions might yet be reformed.

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'Do countries need currencies, and do currencies need countries?’

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2013
Speaker: Jean-François Copé, founder of think tank Generation France and leader of the French opposition
Chair: Jean-Luc Allavena, partner at Apollo Management.

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Gavin Hewitt


'The Lost Continent: Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two'

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE 
Date: Book Launch on Wednesday 8 May
Speaker: Gavin Hewitt, BBC's Europe Editor
Chair: Dr. Piers Ludlow

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'Countering the crisis: fixing the monetary union and upgrading EU employment policy’

Location: Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Date: 
Tuesday 7 May 2013
Speaker: László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and 2011 - 2012
Chair: Prof. Iain Begg

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'Britain and the EU: an ever-closer union of peoples?'

Date: Thursday 2 May 2013
Speaker: Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Conservative Member of Parliament for Kensington
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser

The acute economic crisis of the euro, coupled with the chronic political crisis of Europe’s democratic deficit, have created a situation in which Britain’s membership of the European Union can no longer be taken for granted. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind outlines a ‘moderate eurosceptic’ approach to the issue, which he believes would produce a mutually beneficial solution acceptable to the United Kingdom and her European partners alike.

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‘Will the euro crisis kill the single market?’

ECFR and LSE European Institute in partnership with the EU Commission Representation in the UK

Location: ECFR office, 35 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9JA
Date: Monday 22 April 2013
Speakers: Shahin Vallée, Economic Adviser to President Herman Van Rompuy, European Council, Sebastian Dullien, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR; Waltraud Schelkle, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, LSE
Chair: Simon Nixon, European editor, Heard on the Street, Wall Street Journal

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‘Norway's experience with the EEA. An example for Britain?’

LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe public lecture

Date: Monday 15 April 2013
Speaker: Erna Solberg, Leader and Prime Minister Candidate 2013 of the Conservative Party of Norway
Chair: Professor Iain Begg

Britain faces uncertainty in its future EU relations. At the same time, the Norwegian model has been part of the public debate surrounding this. Erna Solberg will discuss the Norwegian perspective on EU relations and EU membership.

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Lent term 

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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs and Growth

Date: Monday 11 March 2013
Speaker: Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
Chair: Peter Sutherland

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‘Let’s Get Europe Moving’

LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe book launch, in association with Centre d'Etude et de Prospective Stratégique 

Date: Thursday 7 March 2013
Speakers: Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the LSE Court of Governors; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Migration, Former EU Commissioner and Director General of the WTO; Loïc Tribot La Spière, Director General of CEPS, Centre d'Etude et de Prospective Stratégique 
Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy

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‘Why I am a Euro-optimist’

Date: Monday 4 March 2013
Speaker: Alain Juppé, Former Prime Minister of France

At a time of mistrust towards the European Union, Alain Juppé reiterates his strong beliefs and his faith in Europe's future. A plea by a French statesman who has always been committed to the European enterprise.

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'My Mediterranean’

Date: Friday 1 March 2013
Speaker: Prof David Abulafia, professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University and author of The Great Sea: a human history of the Mediterranean
Chair: Dr Helen Moore, Corpus Christi College Oxford

One great sea, a multitude of cultures and an embarrassment of riches: David Abulafia shares his intellectual odyssey from Alicante to Alexandria, from Salerno to Smyrna.

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Democratising a Macro-Economic Union in Europe

Eurocrisis@lse public lecture

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2013
Speaker: Professor Simon Hix, Professor of European and comparative politics at LSE and fellow of the British Academy

A look at how the emerging structure of macro-economic governance in Europe has an impact on traditional modes of democratic politics, at both the national and European levels.

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The Crisis, the New Eurozone Governance and the Legitimacy of the EU Institutions

Eurocrisis@lse public lecture

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2013
Speaker: Professor Stefano Bartolini, director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute.

The EU crisis, and the new economic governance instruments invented to solve it, further complicates the problem of the source of EU legitimacy. This lecture will explore these problematic connections.

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‘EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe’

Date: Wednesday 13 February 2013
Speaker: Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Chair: Dr. Abby Innes, LSE European Institute

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‘Geopolitical oblivion or a pragmatic approach? Britain, the EU and European foreign policy in 2012’

ECFR and LSE European Institute in partnership with the EU Commission Representation in the UK

Date: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Speakers: Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General, EEAS; Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times; Dr Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute; Dr Spyros Economides, LSE European Institute
Chair: Susi Dennison, Scorecard Project Leader, ECFR

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'Crisis over ? A perspective on Globalization, Europe and France’

Perspectives on Europe lecture, in cooperation with Sciences Po Alumni UK

Location: Room CLM.6.02, Clement House, LSE
Date: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Speaker: Nicolas Baverez
Introduced by: Stéphane Rambosson



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A Law of Crisis or A Crisis of Law? The EU Legal Order Under Stress

Eurocrisis@lse public lecture

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Speaker: Professor Neil Walker, holds the Regius Chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh.

The EU’s early success owed much to the law’s understated role as the motor of integration, but a more emphatic legal approach to the recent European crisis has been less successful. What does this mean for the future of European law, and the EU itself?

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The Political Consequences of the Great Recession in Europe: electoral punishment and popular protest

Eurocrisis@lse public lecture

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Wednesday 30 January 2013
Speaker: Professor Hanspeter Kriesi, holds the Stein Rokkan, Chair of Comparative Politics at the European University Institute 

Professor Kriesi will explore the reactions of Europe’s citizens to the Great Recession, and how the political and economic context is shaping the aftermath of the crisis

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'Perspectives on the European crises from a small open economy'

Location: LSE campus, venue TBC to ticketholders
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013
Speaker: Anders Borg, Minister for Finance in Sweden
Chair: Professor Paul De Grauwe

Anders Borg is Minister for Finance in Sweden and has chaired the ECOFIN Council during the 2009 Swedish EU Presidency. He has previously worked as an advisor on monetary policy issues at the Swedish Central Bank and as chief economist at several Swedish banks.

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Michaelmas term 

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'Legitimacy and the Euro Crisis'

Date: December 2012, 18.30-20.00
Speaker: Prof. Fritz Scharpf

The LSE's European Institute and Policy Network are co-organising a series of lectures entitled "Eurocrisis@LSE". The series aims to shed light on the social, political and economic forces affecting the responses to the Eurozone crisis.

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‘Blaming Europe? Citizens, Governments and the Media’

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 18.30-20.00
Speaker: Prof Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute, LSE

“Who is to blame?” has become a familiar question in response to the economic crisis that is sweeping Europe. Professor Hobolt discusses when and why citizens, the media, and national governments blame the European Union for policy failures, and considers the consequences for democracy in Europe.

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The future of the European Union after the euro crisis: Political union and its discontents

ECFR and LSE European Institute in partnership with the EU Commission Representation in the UK

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Monday 3 December 2012
Speakers: Ulrike Guérot, ECFR Representative for Germany. Mark Leonard, Co-Founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Anthony Teasdale, Director, EU Internal Policies, in the secretariat of the European Parliament and Senior Visiting Fellow at the LSE; José Ignacio Torreblanca, El Pais columnist and Head of ECFR Madrid.
Chair: Maurice Fraser

The euro crisis has dealt a powerful blow to the EU’s political system. Many European leaders have been ousted, more radical parties are becoming more powerful, and questions are increasingly being asked about the legitimacy of the European Union. European leaders find themselves trapped between the need for a more integrated Europe and the demands of voters: the necessity and impossibility of "more Europe".

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How much fiscal integration does a stable Eurozone need?

European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe series

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Thursday 29 November 2012
Speakers: Professor Clemens Fuest, Research Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and Professor of Business Taxation, member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance; Professor Luis Garicano, Professor of Economics and Strategy at the Department of Management and at the Department of Economics at LSE; Dr Martin Larch, economist at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission
Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle

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A Banking Union for Europe: how (and how not) to do it

European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe series

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Wednesday 7 November 2012
Speakers: Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup and former chair of European Political Economy, LSE; Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy and Head of the European Institute at LSE; Professor Frank Heinemann, Technical University Berlin.
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle, European Institute

This panel discusses whether and how institutions of a banking union could stabilise European financial markets.

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Europe's Unfinished Currency: the political economics of the Euro

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 1 November 2012
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Mayer, Senior Fellow at the Center of Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt and Senior Advisor to Deutsche Bank’s management and key clients. From 2010 to 2012 he was Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank Group and Head of Deutsche Bank Research. He has previously held positions at Goldman Sachs and the International Monetary Fund.

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“Strengthening Competitiveness and Growth in Europe”

Date: 30 October 2012
Speaker: Dr. Philipp Rösler, German Vice-Chancellor and federal Minister of economics and technology, Chairman of the Free Democratic Party
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

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‘The current state and future of EU-UK relations’

Location: ECFR offices – London
Date: 29 October 2012
Speakers: George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle; Maurice Fraser, Senior Fellow in European Politics at the London School of Economics. He is Associate Fellow (Europe) at Chatham House; Peter Kellner, journalist, political commentator and President of YouGov in the UK
Chair: Mark Leonard is co-founder and Director of ECFR

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“The Mediterranean – an opportunity?”

Location: LSE campus
Date: 26 October 2012
Speaker: Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta
Chair: Dr. James Ker-Lindsay

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"The European Union Now: what is it and where is it going?"

LSE European Institute public event and book launch

Location: LSE New Theatre
Date: 19 October 2012
Speaker: Anthony Teasdale, Director of DG Internal Policies at the European Parliament, and Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE European Institute
Discussants: Prof Simon Hix, Professor of European and Comparative Politics at LSE, and author of The Political System of the European Union; Philip Stephens, Associate Editor at the Financial Times, and author of Politics and the Pound and Sir Stephen Wall, former UK Permanent Representative to the EU and author of The Official History of Britain and the European Community
Chair: Maurice Fraser

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“Manifesto for a post-national and federal Europe"

Government Department and European Institute public discussion

Location: LSE Old Theatre
Date: Monday 8 October 2012
Speakers: Guy Verhofstadt, fomer Prime Minister of Belgium and MEP at the European Parliament; Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Member of the European Parliament and co-chairman of the group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. He won the Hannah Arendt prize for Political Thinking, and the Trombinoscope award "Political Personality" for special contributions in the field of politics (2009).

Europe is in crisis. How did we get here? What didn’t work? Faced with such anemergency, are the euro zone states not creating an undemocratic monster? Iseuroscepticism not reactionary? Could a federation of 27 actually work?

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"Spain's Economic Policy Strategy"

Location: LSE campus
Date: Thursday 4 October 2012
Speaker: Luis de Guindos, Spanish Minister of the Economy and Competitiveness

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“A European policy outlook: the crisis and beyond”

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Date: Monday 17 September 2012 
Speaker: Pierre Moscovici, French Finance Minister
Chair: Peter Sutherland

Pierre Moscovici will address both the policy outlook in France and the ongoing crisis management developments at the European level.

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2011 - 2012

Summer term 

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"Austerity and growth: time to shift gear"

Location: LSE campus
Date: 23 May 2012, 5pm
Speakers: Corrado Passera, Italian Minister for Economic Development, Infrastructures and Transport


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"How Can European Migration Policies Promote Development?"

Location: NAB, Wolfson Theatre
Date: 23 May 2012, 1pm
Speakers: Tobias Billström, Swedish minister for migration and asylum policy Peter Sutherland, United Nations special representative for migration
Chair: Dr. Eiko Thielemann



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"The Eurozone Akward Threesome: fiscal stance, macroeconomic stability and growth"

Date: 8 May, 6.30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Leszek Balcerowicz
Chair: Dr. Abby Innes


 



Lent term 

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"Hungary at the Crossroads?"

Location: CLM 2.02,LSE
Date: 7 March, 6.30pm-8pm
Speakers: Zoltan Kovacs, George Schopflin, Victor Sebestyen, George Szirtes
Chair: Dr. Abby Innes



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"The importance of strong data protection rules for growth and competitiveness"

Location: Shaw Library
Date: 1 March 2012, 11am
Speaker: Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Chair: Prof Andrew Murray



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"Growth for Europe: Resuscitating the Single Market"

Location: Old Theatre
Date: 29 February 2012, 5pm
Speaker: Petr Nečas, Czech Prime Minister
Chair: Professor Janet Hartley



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A lecture by the President of Ireland

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: 21 February 2012, 6.30pm
Speaker: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland
Chair: Peter Sutherland



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"The Portuguese Economy: restoring credibility and confidence"

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: 1 February 2012, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Vítor Gaspar Portuguese Minister of Finance
Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle



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"The EU in the global economy: challenges for growth"

Location: LSE campus
Date: 18 January 2012, 5-6pm
Speaker: Mario Monti, Italian Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Finance



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"Supporting Reform on the Mediterranean's Southern Shores: The Role of Multilateral Cooperation"

Date: 18 January, 6.30pm
Speaker: Dr. Lino Cardarelli, Senior Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean
Chair: Katerina Dalacoura




Michaelmas term 

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"Beyond the crisis: lessons for the future of the eurozone"

Date: 7 September, 4.30-6pm
Speaker: Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council



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"Portugal Delivers"

Date: 12 October, 6.30 – 8pm
Speaker: Paulo Portas, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs



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"Crisis, which crisis? The implications for the open society in Europe"

Date: 27 October, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Heather Grabbe, Director of the Open Society Intitute-Brussels



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"More Cooperation is More Security; Towards European Coherence in International Affairs"

Date: 8 November, 1-2pm
Speaker: Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Chair: Prof Kevin Featherstone



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"Central Europe – the Engine for Growth"

Date: 10 November, 3- 4pm
Speaker: Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
Chair: Peter Sutherland



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"1989 and EU-enlargement: Austria's role in European politics"

This event is organized in collaboration with the Jean Monet Center for Excellence

Date: 
29 November, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of the Republic of Austria



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A lecture by Kristalina Georgieva

Date: Tuesday 6 December, 1-2pm
Speakers: Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
Chair: Prof Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy and Development, Department of International Development, LSE

2010 - 2011

Summer term 

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'Adaptation and regeneration in the EU's regions: The case of Wallonia'

Date: Tuesday 28th June 2011, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Rudy Demotte, Minister President of the Belgian region of Wallonia and President of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

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'Equality, growth and sustainability – an impossible combination?'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Lecture Series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: 16th May 2011, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Sigbjørn Johnsen, Finance Ministry of Norway
Chair: Waltraud Schelkle#lsejohnsen

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'Fiscal discipline in EU: question of transparency and commitment'

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspective on Europe Series

Location: Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 10th May 2011, 1-2pm
Speakers: Iveta Radičová, prime minister of Slovakia, chair professor Damian Chalmers 

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'Europe: Where is the Passion?'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: 5th May 2011, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering
Chair: Dr. Sara Hagemann

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'Joined to Europe by geography and linked to it byhistory and trade, can politics overcome religiousand cultural differences so that Turkey ceases to be Europe’s ‘Other’?'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series, in association with LSE Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies 

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: 4th May 2011, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Professor Norman Stone

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Lent term 

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'Italy 150 Years On: Was Unification a Mistake?'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Lecture SeriesVenue: Sheikh Zayed

Date: 16th March 2011, 6.30pm
Speaker: David Gilmour

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'The emerging powers, the EU and global governance'

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Lecture Series in association with Business for a New Europe

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: 15th March 2011, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Charles Grant (Director of the Centre for European Reform.)
Chair: Maurice Fraser

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'The Economic Future of the European Union'

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: 7th March 2011, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: John Bruton (Chair of IFSC Ireland)

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Lecture Series in association with Business for a New Europe

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'Latvia Turns the Corner'

Date: 19th January 2011, 5-6pm
Speaker: Valdis Dombrovskis (Prime Minister of Latvia)

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Lecture Series in association with Business for a New Europe

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Michaelmas term 

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'Europe in 2011 and beyond'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Old Theater, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 7 December, 12-1pm
Speaker: János Martonyi (Hungarian Foreign Minister)

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'What Europe Means to Me'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Monday 6th December 2010, 4.30-6pm
Speakers: Jerzy Buzek (President of the European Parliament and former prime minister of Poland); Professor Norman Davies (author of Europe: a History and God's Playground, a History of Poland)
Chair: Howard Davies

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'EU as a Global Player: Reality or Illusion'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series in association with the European Foreign Policy Unit

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Tuesday 23rd November, 6.45pm
Speaker: Dr. Danilo Turk (President of Slovenia)

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'What has the financial crisis taught Europe?'

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series in association with LSEE (LSE Research on South East Europe)

Location: New Theatre, East Building
Date: Monday 22 November, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Simeon Djankov (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in Bulgaria)
Chair: Dr. James Ker-Lindsay

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'Dignified Foreign Policy'

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Thursday 11th November, 1-2pm
Speaker: Alexander Stubb (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland)
Chair: Howard Davies

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'Europe in the new energy world order'

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Tuesday 19 October, 6-7pm
Speaker: Lykke Friis (Danish Minister for Climate and Energy and Minister for Gender Equality)

The cold war era was characterised by a bipolarity based on ideologies and nuclear arms. The post cold war era will increasingly be defined by energy. Power and economic welfare will depend on a country's or region's access to the world's decreasing fossil fuels or the development of renewable energy. In this lecture, the Danish Minister of Climate and Energy focuses on Europe's chances to prosper in this new energy world order.

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'Can we still afford Europe?'

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 30 September, 6:30-8pm
Speaker: Janusz Lewandowski (EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget)

With its member states cutting spending sharply, what are the prospects for the EU's budget to 2020? Will Europe be able to meet pressing global challenges?

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2009 - 2010 

Summer term 

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Europe and North America in a Changing Global Economy

LSE European Institute APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic
Date: Thursday 27 May 2010,  Building, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: Carlos Gutierrez (Former US Secretary of Commerce 2005 - 2009; currently Chairman of Global Political Strategies)



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LSE European Institute APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

A Lecture by Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission

Location: Lecture Theatre, TBC
Date: Monday 14 June 2010, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Speaker: Joaquin Almunia (Vice-President of the European Commission for Competition)


 

Lent term

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Getting fiscal consolidation right: Lessons from Sweden

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 14 January 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: Anders Borg (Swedish Minister of Finance); George Osborne MP



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Europe after the European Age: Historical Reflections

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Wednesday 20 January 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Professor Mark Mazower (Columbia University)



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Europe and the Balkans: What Now?

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Wednesday 3 February 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: Tim Judah (The Economist); Nick Thorpe (BBC)



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'Europe - the traitors kiss'

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: New Theatre, East Building
Date: Thursday 4 February 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Chris Bryant MP



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France's famous labour market: trends, policies and new initiatives for combating unemployment

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building
Date: Thursday 4 March 2010, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Speaker: Laurent Wauquiez (French Employment Minister)



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Italy Today: The Sick Man of Europe?

Date: Monday 8 March 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: Andrea Mammone (Editor of Italy Today, Kingston University); Giuseppe A. Veltri (Editor of Italy Today, European Commission); Simona Milio (ESOC Lab, LSE)
Discussant: John Peet (The Economist)
Chair: Marco Simoni (European Institute)

This panel discussion marks the launch of the book Italy Today.



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What future for European defence? French and British perspectives on NATO and the EU' s Common Security and Defence Policy

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2010
Speakers: Bastien Irondelle (Chargé de recherche Sciences Po); Clara O'Donnell (Research Fellow, CER)



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The Future of Capitalism and Globalisation: Global Perspectives and a European Agenda

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Date: Monday 22 March 2010, 5:30 - 6:45pm
Speakers: Karel De Gucht (European Commissioner for Trade); Marc De Vos (Professor, Ghent University Law School)



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Victims or Survivors? The Emerging Economies and the Economic Crisis

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Date: Wednesday 5 May 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Thomas Mirow (President, EBRD)




Michaelmas term 

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Building windmills not walls - Hungary's approach in the economic storm

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Date: Friday 9 October 2009, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Speakers: Gordon Bajnai (Prime Minister of Hungary); Howard Davies (Director, LSE)



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What is Europe? Where is Europe?

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: New Theatre, East Building
Date: Monday 19 October 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LSE)



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Revolution 1989: What exactly happened?

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Wednesday  21 October 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Victor Sebestyen (Journalist)



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Building the Centre-right in Europe: impressions from a lifetime's experience

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Tuesday 27 October 2009, , 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Wilfried Martens (President, European People's Party)



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Can the accession magic work again? The limits of the EU's transformative power in South-Eastern Europe

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: New Theatre, East Building
Date: Wednesday 28 October 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Heather Grabbe (Director, Open Society Institute - Brussels)



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'20 years after the collapse of the Iron Curtain: have our dreams come true'

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Monday 2 November 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: Václav Havel (Former President of Czech Republic);
Ján Čarnogurský (Former President of Solvakia);
Markus Meckel (Member of German Bundestag);
Miklós Németh (Former Prime Minister of Hungary)



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Reconciling Energy and the Environment; the Norwegian Experience

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Location: LSE Campus
Date: Friday 20 November 2009, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Speaker: Jens Stoltenberg (Prime Minister of Norway)



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Can Europe pay its people? Policy options for a continent in transition

LSE European Institute - APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Date: 
Wednesday 2 December 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: David Willetts MP  (Shadow Minister for Universities and Skills)

 

2008 - 2009

Summer term 

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'Multilingualism: a policy for uniting Europeans'

The Future of Europe Lecture Series  

Location:
 Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Tuesday 19 May |  | 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Leonard Orban, EU Commissioner for Multilingualism



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'The Elections in Macedonia and the European Parliament: a view from the Western Balkans'

The Future of Europe Lecture Series

Location: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Monday 11 May |  12:00 - 1:00pm
Speaker: Ivica Bocevski, Deputy Prime Minister for the Republic of Macedonia



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'The Choice of Europeans: the 2009 European Parliament Elections'

London Festival of Europe Public Debate

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Friday 8 May |  7:00 - 8:30pm
Speaker: Graham Watson, Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament



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'The International Politics on Minority Issues: could the early 1990s return?'

The Future of Europe Lecture Series

Location: U8, Tower One
Date: Thursday 7 May, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Knut Vollebaek, High Commissioner on National Minorities



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'Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Islam, Immigration and the West'

The Future of Europe Lecture Series

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Date: Tuesday 5 May, , 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Caldwell, Senior Editor, Weekly Standard



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'European Integration and the Era of the Market-State'

The Future of Europe Lecture Series

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Thursday 30 April, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Philip Bobbit, Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School



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'Imagining a Humanist Europe'

The Future of Europe Lecture Series

Date: Monday 27 April, 4:30pm
Speaker: François Bayrou, Mouvement Democrate




Lent term 

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'Will the Rich Man's Crisis Crush the Emerging Economies?' 

FT Business - LSE European Institute The Future of Europe Public Lecture Series

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Thomas Mirow (President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
Chair: Professor Willem Buiter (European Institute, LSE)



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'An EU 'Fit for Purpose' in a Global Age'

Panel Debate in Association with FT Business

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Monday 9 March, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: David Miliband (UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs); Dick Roche (Irish Minister for European Affairs); Frans Timmermans (Dutch Minister for European Affairs); Professor Loukas Tsoukalis (President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)); Sir Stephen Wall (UK Ambassador to the EU)
Chair: Maurice Fraser Podcast here



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'European Leadership in a Post Crisis Age?'

Date: Wednesday 4 March, 18:30-20:00
Speaker: Lord Malloch Brown (Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN)
Chair: Howard Davies

FT Business-LSE European Institute The Future of Europe Lecture Series with LSE IDEAS and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office



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'The Story of the Euro: past, present and future'

FT Business - LSE European Institute The Future of Europe Public Lecture Series

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 26 February 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Karl Otto Pöhl (Former President of German Bundesbank)
Chair: Charles Goodhart



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'Putin and Medvedev: Russia's Duumvirate?'

Schapiro Public Lecture

Location: Sheik Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 18.00-19.30
Speaker: Nikolai Petrov (Scholar-in-Residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center)
Chair: Professor Jim Hughes (LSE)



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'Reforming Pensions in Europe: four policies in search of a politician'

Date: Wednesday 11 February 2009, 6:30 - 8:00pm
FT Business - LSE European Institute The Future of Europe Public Lecture Series
Speaker: Professor Nicholas Barr (European Institute, LSE)
Respondent: Lord Turner of Ecchinswell
Chair: Nick Timmins



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'French Bonapartism: good or bad for Europe?'

Date: Monday 9 February 2009, 6.30-8.00pm, 
LSE European Institute Sciences Po Lecture Series with the French Embassy
Speaker: Professor Olivier Duhamel (Professor, Sciences Po, Paris)
Chair: Professor Marie Mendras (LSE)



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'Georgia: has Europe let Russia off the hook?'

Date: Wednesday 21 January 2009, 18:30-20:30
LSE European Institute - Sciences Po and Leonard Schapiro lecture series, with the support of the French Embassy
Speaker: Professor Salome Zourabichvili (Associate Professor, Sciences Po, Paris)
Discussant: Sabine Freizer (Europe Programme Director, International Crisis Group)
Chair: Professor James Hughes (LSE)




Michaelmas term 

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'Can France Seduce the New European Union?'

Date: Wednesday 26 November 2008, 18:30 - 20:00, 
LSE European Institute Sciences Po Lecture Series with the French Embassy
Speaker: Professor Christian Lequesne (Professor, CERI - Sciences-Po)
Chair: Maurice Fraser (European Institute, LSE)



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'The European Invention of 'Globality' in International Relations'

Date: Tuesday 18 November 2008, 18:30-20:00, 
LSE European Institute Sciences Po Lecture Series with the French Embassy
Speaker: Karoline Postel Vinay (Senior Fellow, CERI - Sciences-Po)
Chair: Professor Marie Mendras (LSE)



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'What's Wrong with the EU Budget?'

Date: Thursday 27 November 2008, , 6:30 - 8:00pm
LSE European Institute Debate in association with the European Commission and FT Business
Speakers: Professor Iain Begg (European Institute, LSE)
Dalia Grybauskaite (European Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget)
Roland Rudd (Chairman, Business for a New Europe)
Chair: Maurice Fraser



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'The Independent Kosovo: Partner for Peace and Stability in the Region'

Date: Friday 21 November 2008, 6:30 - 8:00pm
FT Business - LSE European Institute the Future of Europe Public Lecture in association with the LSE SU Albanian Society
Speaker: Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu (President of Kosovo)
Chair: Professor Damian Chalmers



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A Lecture by Alexander Stubb (Foreign Minister of Finland, Current Chairman of the OSCE)

Date: Thursday 20 November 2008, 6:30 - 8:00pm
FT Business - LSE European Institute the Future of Europe Public Lecture with the LSE SU Finnish Society



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'The EU and Migration: whom to admit and whom to exclude?'

Date: Tuesday 21 October 2008, , 6:30 - 8:00pm
LSE European Institute - LSE Migration Studies Debate in association with the European Commission and FT Business
Speakers: Jonathan Faull (Director-General Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission)
Christophe Prince (Director of International Policy, UK Border Agency)
Chair: Dr Eiko Thielemann



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'Are We Going Back to Power Politics? Can Europe Cope?'

Date: Friday 17 October 2008, , 6:30 - 8:00pm
FT Business - LSE European Institute the Future of Europe Public Lecture
Speaker: Robert Cooper (Director-General for External and Political-Military Affairs at the Council of the European Union)
Chair: Maurice Fraser (European Institute, LSE)



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'European Security Architecture - A Paradigm Shift?'

Date: Thursday 16 October 2008
Speaker: Toomas Hendrik Ilves (President of Estonia)
Chair: Howard Davies

FT Business - LSE European Institute the Future of Europe Public Lecture


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'The Role of the Regions in the EU: the Flemish Case'

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building, 4:00 - 5:00pm 
Date: Tuesday 7 October 2008
Speaker: Kris Peeters (Minister-President of Flanders)
Chair: Professor Damian Chalmers

FT Business - LSE European Institute the Future of Europe Public Lecture



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'Negotiating a new international response to Climate Change: the prospects for COP-15 in Copenhagen 2009'

Date: Wednesday 1 October 2008, , 6:30 - 8:00pm
Speaker: Connie Hedegaard (Danish Minister for Climate and Energy)
Discussant: Hilary Benn MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Chair: Professor Judith Rees

FT Business - LSE European Institute the Future of Europe Public Lecture with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

2007 - 2008 

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'The West in a New World: what future for transatlantic relations?'

Date: Monday 3 March 2008, 18:30-20:00
Speaker: Pierre Hassner (Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at CERI-Sciences Po)
Chair: Professor Lord Wallace of Saltaire

The world has changed dramatically since the end of the Cold War, but the transatlantic relationship has yet to be reviewed. The time has come to rethink it, along with the concept of the West.



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'Another European Tradition: traceability of the social and the vindication of Gabriel Tarde'

Date: Monday 4 February 2008, 18:30-20:00
Speaker: Professor Bruno Latour (Sciences Po) 

A rival of Durkheim, Gabriel Tarde was right to argue that the subject matter of sociology is not society but connections. The understanding of the social cannot be separated from the study of other associations.



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'Russia's Policy Towards Europe: aggressive retrenchment?'

Date: Tuesday 8 January 2008, 18:30-20:00
Speaker: Maria Mendras (Research Fellow at CERI-Sciences Po)
Chair: Professor James Hughes

Russia has recovered its self-confidence under Vladimir Putin. But instead of becoming more comfortable with Europe, Russia is tensing up and choosing an aggressive stand-off. Why?



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'Why Can't the British Media Report the EU Accurately?'

Date: Monday 3 December, 18.30
Speakers: John Kampfner (Editor, New Statesman); Anthony Gooch (Head of Media, European Commission UK Representation); Charles Grant (Director, Centre for European Reform); Derek Scott (former Economic Adviser to Tony Blair)

Pro-Europeans charge the British press with peddling alarmist ' euromyths '. Eurosceptics call the BBCthe ' Brussels Broadcasting Corporation '. What hope is there for a serious and informed national debate about Europe?



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'France and Britain in Europe and the World: Let's Seize the Opportunities'

Date: Thursday 29 November 2007, 18.30
Speaker: H.E.Gerard Errera (French Ambassador)
Chair: Professor Sarah Worthington

Most would agree that what unites those ' sweet enemies ' is much greater than what divides them. But how can shared perspectives and interests be translated into practical strategies which will make a real difference to the world?



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'Turkey's European Journey: on Track or Heading for Derailment?'

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Thursday 22 November, 18.30
Speakers: Prof Riva Kastoryano (Research Director, CNRS - Sciences Po, Paris); Heather Grabbe (Cabinet of EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn); Katinka Barysch (Chief Economist, Centre for European Reform); Prof Kemal Kirisci (Bogazici University, Istanbul)'Turkey's European Journey: on Track or Heading for Derailment?'
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

A major public debate to assess prospects for Turkey's EU membership, in the light of the current EU landscape and the European Commission's progress report scheduled for November.



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'What Does the European Treaty Really Mean?'

Location: Hong Kong Theatre
Date: Thursday 25 October, 18.30
Speakers: Prof Damian Chalmers (LSE European Institute), Neil O' Brien (Director, Open Europe), Prof Christian Lequesne (Sciences Po / LSE), Brendan Donnelly (Director, The Federal Trust)
Chair: Maurice Fraser

The debate over a successor to the EU's failed Constitutional Treaty has generated more heat than light. With European leaders hoping to agree a new text at their October meeting, will they be signing up to a more efficient union of states, or to a full-blown superstate?

2006 - 2007 

Summer term 

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Contemporary Greece: structures, context and challenges

Location: New Theatre, East Building
Date: Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June, 9.30am-1.30pm
Speakers: Professor Theodore Couloumbis, Professor Nikiforos Diamandouros, Professor George Tsebelis



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The decline of ideologies and the impact on European politics

Date: Friday 25 May, 6.15pm
Speakers: Graham Watson (Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for South West England and Gibraltar) and Valerio Zanone (former general secretary of the Italian Liberal Party, Minister of Defence, Minister of Industry and Minister of the Environment, is today a member of the Italian Senate and a member of the Italian Commission at the NATO general assembly)



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Nietzsche on The Death of God 

Location: Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington
Date: Thursday 24 May, 7pm
Speaker: Ken Gemes Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy Birkbeck College, University of London



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'American Women in the Spanish Civil War.' 

Location: J116 Cowdray House
Date: Wednesday 16 May, 6pm
Speaker: Dr. Robert Coale



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Can the European Economic Model be Transformed?

Location: Old Theatre
Date: Tuesday 8 May, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Elie Cohen
Chair: Professor Anthony Giddens



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'What Doesn't Kill You Can Only Make You Stronger: The Doha Development Round, the Services Directive and the EU's Conception of Competitiveness' 

Location: Connaught House, Room H102
Date: Thursday, 3 May 2007, 5.30pm
Speaker: Professor Colin Hay, University of Birmingham



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'Watchdog of War: the media and NGOs in Russia' - in memory of Anna Politkovskaya

Date: Wednesday 2 May, 6.30-8pm
Speakers: Professor Margot Light, Vaughan Smith, Jonathan Steele, Thomas de Waal



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'French presidential election. Does it matter who wins?'

Date: Wednesday 2 May, 6.30pm
Speakers: Richard Descoings, Director of Sciences Po, Paris
Maurice Fraser, Fellow in European Politics, European Institute, LSE. Nicolas Sauger, Research Fellow, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po, Paris



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Burning Out or Drying Up? Europe's Energy Market

Date: Thursday 26 April, 6-8pm
Speakers: Peter Mather, Derek Taylor, Barbara Zwart Chair: Professor Damian Chalmers




Lent term 

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European Union: the next 50 years

Date: Wednesday 14 March, 6.30pm
Speakers: Robert Cooper, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Charles Grant, Gérard Mortier and Katalin Bogyay
Chair: Howard Davies



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Axel Honneth in conversation with Peter Dews

Date: Thursday 22 March, 12.30-2pm
Speakers: Axel Honneth, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Social Research, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. Peter Dews, Professor of Philosophy, University of Essex



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'The Promise of Justice'

Date: Monday 12 March, 6pm
Speaker: Christoph Menke, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Potsdam, Germany



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'Italian federalism'

Date: Monday 12 March, 6.30pm
Speaker: Italian Minister of Regional Affair Linda Lanzillotta



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Economics and Ethics of the Welfare State

Date: Tuesday 6 March, 5.15pm
Speaker: Professor Leszek Balcerowicz
Chair: Professor Willem Buiter



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Future of EU Migration and Integration Policies

Date: Friday 23 February 11.00am
Speaker: Franco Frattini
Chair: Professor Damian Chalmers



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Getting More from Financial Services Markets: greater competition for a better deal for consumers

Date: Monday 19 February 6.30pm
Speaker: Neelie Kroes
Chair: Professor Willem Buiter



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The European Union: a positive view

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2007, 6.30pm
Speaker: Andrus Ansip 
Chair: Howard Davies




Michaelmas term

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Europe's Place in the World in the 21st Century

Date: Wednesday 22 November, 6.30pm 
Speaker: Peter Sutherland KCMG, Chairman of BP and President of the Federal Trust



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Greece and the European Union: Partners in European Reform

Date: Monday 20 November, 6.30pm 
Speaker: Dr. Costas Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece



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Rethinking Inflation Targeting and Central Bank Independence

Date: Thursday 26 October, 6.30pm
Speaker: Professor Willem Buiter, Chair in European Political Economy at LSE



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Europe and Freedom

Date: Thursday 19 October, 6.30pm 
Speaker: Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford



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Latest Developments in the Turkish Economy and Turkey's EU Process

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2006, 1.30pm
Speaker: Ali Babacan, Location: Old Theatre, Old Building



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Is there a Future for European Integration

Date: Thursday 12 October, 6.00pm
Speaker: Giorgio Napolitano, Italian President



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The European Union and the Challenge of Globalisation

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Date: Thursday 5 October, 6.30pm
Speaker: Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland

2005 - 2006  

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New Challenges for Europe in a globalised world: terrorism, transnational crime and illegal immigration

Date: Monday 13 March 2006
Speaker: Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Spanish minister for Justice



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The Development of the European Capital Market

Date: Thursday 9 March 2006
Speaker: Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner responsible for internal markets and services



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The Western Balkans: are they really part of Europe?

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2006
Speaker: Lord Ashdown, international community's high representative in Bosnia Herzigovina from 2002-06



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Suggestions for Economic Growth and Job Creation in Germany

Date: Thursday 2 March 2006
Speaker: Dr. Thomas de Maizière
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone



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The Political Future of Europe

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2006
Speaker: Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president of the European Convention and former French President



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Is there a European Culture?

Date: Wednesday 15 February 2006
Speaker: Jan Figel, European Commissioner responsible for education, training, culture and multilingualism



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'Anglo-Saxon' or ' Continental ' Model: the EU's false dichotomy?

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2006
Speaker: Pierre Moscovici, vice president of the European Parliament



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The Future of EU Enlargement: consolidation, conditionality and communication

Date: Friday 20 January 2006
Speaker: Olli Rehn, EU Commissioner on enlargement



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France and Europe: the end of the affair?

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2006
Speaker: Richard Descoings, president of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris



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The future of EU enlargement: myths and realities

Date: Monday 5 December 2005
Speaker: Olli Rehn, EU commissioner on enlargement



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Can the Eurozone succeed?

Date: Thursday 10 November 2005
Speaker: Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank



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Where does Europe end?

Date: Tuesday 1 November 2005
Speaker: Norman Stone, professor of international relations at Bilkent University



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The Turkish economy and the European Union

Date: Thursday 27 October 2005
Speaker: Süreyya Serdengeçti, governor of the Central Bank of Turkey



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Can Europe be put back together again?

Date: Wednesday 19 October 2005
Speaker: Chris Patten, former EU commissioner for external relations



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Europe and the World Trade Round: seizing the opportunity for growth and development

Date: Monday 17 October 2005
Speaker: Christine Lagarde, French minister for foreign trade



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Can Europe run the 21st Century?

Date: Thursday 6 October 2005
Speaker: Robert Cooper, director-general for external and politico-military affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union



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Challenges for Germany in Europe

Date: Monday 3 October 2005
Speaker: Georg Milbradt, minister president of Saxony