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APCO Perspectives on Europe

The European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series is the European Institute's principal public lecture programme. Since its inception, the Perspectives on Europe series has hosted a diversity of public and academic luminaries.

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Summer Term Events 2012


23 May 2012, 5pm, LSE campus (tbc to ticketholders)
Corrado Passera, Italian Minister for Economic Development, Infrastructures and Transport
"Austerity and growth: time to shift gear"



23 May 2012, 1pm, NAB, Wolfson Theatre
Tobias Billström is Swedish minister for migration and asylum policy, and Peter Sutherland is the United Nations special representative for migration
Chair: Dr Eiko Thielemann
"How Can European Migration Policies Promote Development?"


8 May, 6.30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Professor Leszek Balcerowicz
Chair Dr. Abby Innes
" The Eurozone Akward Threesome: fiscal stance, macroeconomic stability and growth" 



Lent Term Events 2012


7 March, 6.30pm-8pm, CLM 2.02, LSE
Panel speakers: Zoltan Kovacs, George Schopflin, Victor Sebestyen, George Szirtes
Chair: Dr Abby Innes
"Hungary at the Crossroads?"

Viviane Reding

1 March 2012, 11am, Shaw Library
Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Chair: Prof Andrew Murray
"The importance of strong data protection rules for growth and competitiveness"

Petr Necas

29 February 2012, 5pm., Old Theatre
Petr Nečas, Czech Prime Minister
Chair: Professor Janet Hartley
"Growth for Europe: Resuscitating the Single Market"

Michael Higgins

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


1 February 2012, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Vítor Gaspar Portuguese Minister of Finance
Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle
"The Portuguese Economy: restoring credibility and confidence"

Mario Monti

18 January 2012,5-6pm, LSE campus, venue tbc to ticketholders
Mario Monti, Italian Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Finance
"The EU in the global economy: challenges for growth"



18 January, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE
Dr Lino Cardarelli, Senior Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean
Chair: Katerina Dalacoura
 "Supporting Reform on the Mediterranean's Southern Shores: The Role of Multilateral Cooperation" 



Michaelmas Term Events 2011


7 September, 4.30-6pm, LSE campus, venue tbc to ticketholders
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
"Beyond the crisis: lessons for the future of the eurozone"
12 October, 6.30 – 8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE
Paulo Portas,
Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs
"Portugal Delivers"
27 October, 6.30-8pm, CLM.302, 3rd Floor, Clement House, LSE
Dr Heather Grabbe, Director of the Open Society Intitute-Brussels
"Crisis, which crisis? The implications for the open society in Europe"
8 November, 1-2pm, LSE New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
Mr. Erkki Tuomioja,
Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Chair: Prof Kevin Featherstone
"More Cooperation is More Security; Towards European Coherence in International Affairs" 


10 November, 3- 4pm, LSE campus (tbc to ticketholders)
Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
Chair: Peter Sutherland
"Central Europe – the Engine for Growth"


29 November, 6.30-8pm, LSE campus, venue tbc to ticketholders
This event is organized in collaboration with the Jean Monet Center for Excellence
Dr Heinz Fischer, President of the Republic of Austria
"1989 and EU-enlargement: Austria's role in    European politics"


Tuesday 6 December, 1-2pm, Shaw Library, LSE Old Building
Chair: Prof Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy and Development, Department of International Development, LSE
Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.
Title to be announced