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Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit London

On Wednesday 24 January the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Josep Piqué, will be making an official visit to London.

At 6pm he will be presenting a lecture titled Spanish Foreign Policy at the turn of the Century at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The lecture will be held in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, WC2A 2AE. It has been organised by the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies at LSE.

Following the lecture the Minister will be joining Foreign Affairs Minister, Robin Cook, at his official residence (1 Carlton Gardens). There will be a photographic opportunity at 7.30pm.

Finally, at 9.30pm, there will be a press conference in the Spanish Embassy, after which Señor Piqué will be returning to Madrid


If you would like to reserve a seat for the lecture at LSE or would like further details please contact Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7060 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

For further details of the Minister's trip please contact Carlos Sanchaz at the Spanish Embassy Press Office on 020 7235 7537.

Notes for Editors

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science is the world's leading social science institution. Around 80 Spanish students study undergraduate and postgraduate courses at LSE, which is headed by sociologist and Third Way author Professor Anthony Giddens. For more information, see www.lse.ac.uk .
  • This week a second 'LSE Masterclass in Globalisation' will be launched in Madrid by Lord William Wallace, International Relations, and Dr Andres Rodriguez-Posé, Geography and Environment. Their week-long seminar programme for 25 Spanish students, selected by open competition across Spain and sponsored by the Fundaçion Caja Madrid, addresses key contemporary issues in the EU, such as the impact of economic integration. This first seminar will be followed by three more week-long sessions in Madrid. In February Lord Desai, John Board and Steven Wells will look at European and world capital markets, financial turbulence and the reassessment of financial architecture after world crises. Then in March, Professor Charles Goodhart and Dr Christos Hadjiemmanuil look at the Euro, the European Central Bank and EU banking regulation and monetary integration. Finally in April, Professor John Hobcraft and Professor Mark Kleinman will look at the European labour markets, immigration, the social dynamic of the unemployed and the migrative nature of employees in theory and in practice, post-Schengen agreements. The programme was conceived and is managed by Enterprise LSE Ltd, in association with ZEIA in Madrid, Spain.

23 January 2001