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Perspectives on Europe

The European Institute 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.

Summer Term 2013

‘Why Europe Matters. The Case for the European Union’
Speaker: John McCormick
Chair: John Palmer, former European editor, Guardian
Date: Monday 17 June 2013
Venue: LSE Old Theatre
Free and open to all; no ticket required.
‘Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach’
Speaker: Prof Richard Rose
Chair: Anthony Teasdale LSE European Institute
Date: Thursday 6 June 2013
Venue: New Theatre, LSE East Building
Free and open to all; no ticket required.
'Do countries need currencies, and do currencies need countries?’
Speaker:Jean-François Copé
Date: Wednesday 5 June 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE
Free and open to all, no ticket required
LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe, in association with Génération France.fr 
'The Lost Continent: Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two'
Book Launch of his latest book
Gavin Hewitt, BBC's Europe Editor
Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow 
Date: Wednesday 8 May
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE 
Time: 18.30-20.00
Free and open to all, no ticket required
'Countering the crisis: fixing the monetary union and upgrading EU employment policy’
László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Date: Tuesday 7 May 2013
Time: 13.30-15.00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB
This is a free and open lecture, no ticket required.
'Britain and the EU: an ever-closer union of peoples?'
Date: Thursday 2 May 2013
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Speaker: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser
‘Norway's experience with the EEA. An example for Britain?’
Erna Solberg, Leader and Prime Minister Candidate 2013 of the Conservative Party of Norway
Date: Monday 15 April 2013
Time: 19.00-20.30
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Admission: Free and first come first served
LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe public lecture

Lent Term 2013

Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs and Growth
Date: Monday 11 March 2013
Time: 15.00-16.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
Chair: Peter Sutherland
This is a ticketed event.



‘Let’s Get Europe Moving’
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
Date: Thursday 7 March 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Thai Theatre, NAB, LSE

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

Registered event - Please RSVP by 5 March 2013 at l.vassiliou@lse.ac.uk . Spaces are limited!!

‘Why I am a Euro-optimist’
Alain Juppé, Former Prime Minister of France
Date: Monday 4 March 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

This is a free and open lecture, no ticket required.
'My Mediterranean’
Prof David Abulafia
Date: Friday 1 March 2013
Time: 12.00-13.30
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE 
Chair: Dr Helen Moore, Corpus Christi College Oxford

This is a TICKETED event. All events in the Literary Festival are free and open to all, but an e-ticket is required. Tickets will be available to book via LSE E-Shop after 10am on Monday 4 February 2013.
‘EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe’
Speaker: Miroslav Lajčák
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Date: Wednesday 13 February 2013
Time: 5-6pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, LSE
Chair: Dr Abby Innes, LSE European Institute

This is a free and open event, no ticket required. Ensure you arrive early enough as space is limited!
'Crisis over ? A perspective on Globalization, Europe and France’
Speaker: Nicolas Baverez

Introduced by: Stéphane Rambosson
Date: Wednesday 6 February 2013.
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Room CLM.6.02 (6th floor), Clement House, LSE
European Institute Perspectives on Europe lecture, in cooperation with Sciences Po Alumni UK
Free and open to the public; no ticket required.



'Perspectives on the European crises from a small open economy'
Anders Borg, Minister for Finance in Sweden
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013
Time: 16.15-17.15
Venue: LSE campus, venue tbc to ticketholders


Michaelmas Term 2012


“A European policy outlook: the crisis and beyond”
Pierre Moscovici, French Finance Minister
17 September, LSE campus, 16.00-17.30 
“Why Paul Krugman is wrong: lessons of Estonia for other European countries”
Jürgen Ligi
, Estonian Finance Minister
28 September 2012, COW1.11, Cowdray House, 10.00 - 11.00
"Spain's Economic Policy Strategy"
Luis de Guindos, Spanish Minister of the Economy and Competitiveness
4 October 2012, 17.00-18.00, LSE campus
“Manifesto for a post-national and federal Europe"
Guy Verhofstadt and Daniel Cohn-Bendit
8 October 2012, LSE Old Theatre, 18.30-20.00
"The European Union Now: what is it and where is it going?"
Speaker: Anthony Teasdale
Discussants: Prof Simon Hix, Philip Stephens and Sir Stephen Wall
19 October 2012, LSE New Theatre, 13.15-14.45
Chair: Maurice Fraser
LSE European Institute public event and book launch
“The Mediterranean – an opportunity?”
Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta
26 October 2012, 12.00-13.00, LSE campus
“Strengthening Competitiveness and Growth in Europe”
Philipp Rösler, German Vice-Chancellor
30 October 2012, LSE campus, 13.00
'Europe's Unfinished Currency: The Political Economics of the Euro’
Dr Thomas Mayer
1 November 2012, 18.30-20.00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE
‘A banking union for Europe: how (and how not) to do it’
Speakers: Willem Buiter , Paul De Grauwe, Frank Heinemann
7 November 2012, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre, LSE
'How much fiscal integration does a stable Eurozone need?'
Speakers: Clemens Fuest, Luis Garicano, Martin Larch
29 November 2012, 18.30-20.00, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE