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Third Way author Professor Anthony Giddens visits Argentina

World-renowned sociologist and Third Way thinker Professor Anthony Giddens will visit Argentina on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June.

Professor Giddens is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, the world's leading social science institution, which lists 28 current and former world heads of state among its alumni, as well as economists such as George Soros, and distinguished Argentines including Gustavo Beliz, Noberto Gonzales and Paolo Bassetti. LSE currently has around 30 Argentine undergraduates and postgraduates studying in London and more than 100 Argentine alumni.

Professor Giddens is keynote speaker at an LSE/British Council co-sponsored conference in Buenos Aires, accompanied by fellow LSE academics Dr George Philip, Dr Francisco Panizza and Dr Colin Lewis. The conference, also attended by leading Argentine academics, touches on themes as diverse as globalisation, political culture and human rights.

During his visit (Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June), Professor Giddens will present his paper The Great Globalisation Debate as well as hosting a seminar at the British Ambassador's Residence on The Third Way. He will also be meeting with members of the Argentine government, other politicians, leading figures in business and academic life and former students of LSE.

He said: "The LSE values its many links with Argentina and I welcome this opportunity to visit the country in person for the first time. I hope that my visit helps cement the intellectual ties already established between LSE and Argentina."

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Journalists are invited to attend the conference on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June. Please contact Mr Ernesto Cussianovich at the British Council on telephone 00 54 4311 9814/7519 or email Ernesto.Cussianovich@britishcouncil.org.ar| for further details.

To contact Professor Giddens while in Argentina, please telephone Tim Rogers, LSE Student Recruitment Manager, at the Marriott Plaza Hotel, telephone number 00 54 11 4318 3000.

19 June 2000

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