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'The European Union in Practice: Politics and Practice in the Brussels System'

In this innovative seminar series, policy practitioners and commentators talk about their experience working in, with and on the EU institutions. This term we focus on ‘Major Moments and Players in the History of the European Union’. The series is co-chaired by Maurice Fraser, Professor of Practice in European Politics, and Anthony Teasdale, Director General of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). 

These seminars are REGISTERED events and advance booking is required.

Spaces are very limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

To attend, please RSVP to euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk|  

Michaelmas Term

Friday 31st October 2014, 16.30 - 18.00
Luuk van Middelaar
Author of ‘The Passage to Europe’; Speech-writer to Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, 2009-14

Friday 7th November 2014, 15.00 - 16.30
The European Constitution ten years on:  Did Giscard and the Convention get Europes new institutional design right?
Lord John Kerr

Secretary-General of the Convention on the Future of Europe, 2002-03;
UK Permanent Representative to the EU, 1990-95

Friday 14th November 2014, 16.30 - 18.00
'German Power in Europe - 25 years after the Fall of the Wall'
Quentin Peel
Former associate editor and chief German correspondent, Financial Times: Visiting Fellow, Chatham House (RIIA) 

Friday 21st November 2014, 16.30 - 18.00
‘Problematic Partners: de Gaulle, Thatcher and Europe’
Piers Ludlow
Department of International History, LSE; author of ‘The EC and the Crises of the 1960s’ and ‘Europe and the End of the Cold War’

Friday 28th November 2014, 16.30 - 18.00
‘How and why did Junker become Commission President in 2014?’

Martin Westlake
Secretary General, European Economic and Social Committee, 2008-13; author of ‘The Council of the EU’ and ‘Commission and Parliament’

Friday 5th December, 16.30 - 18.00
The eurozone debt crisis: lessons for Europe’s future'  
Fabrizio Saccomanni
Visiting Professor in Practice European Institute; Italian Minister of Finance, 2013-14; Director General, Bank of Italy, 2006-12; Vice President, EBRD, 2002-06