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Hesitant Britain: what does it mean to be European?

Wednesday 19 June, 6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Is there a European economic and social model and should Britain try to build its own variant? How vital is it that the EU develops as a countervailing force to the US? And how do we protect and advance liberal values?

Anthony Giddens, director of LSE, and Will Hutton, chief executive of The Work Foundation, will debate these issues at LSE on Wednesday 19 June. The debate, Hesitant Britain: what does it mean to be European?, will take points raised in Will Hutton's new book The World We're In as its basis.

This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required.


To reserve a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


Professor Anthony Giddens was appointed Director of LSE in 1997. He was previously Professor of Sociology and a Fellow of King's College at Cambridge University. Anthony Giddens is the author of 36 books, published in over 30 languages, and numerous articles and reviews, and there is a substantial body of academic writing and criticism about his work. He has received thirteen honorary degrees. In 1985, he co-founded the publishing house Polity Press, which now publishes some eighty books a year. For more information on Anthony Giddens, click here| 

Will Hutton joined The Industrial Society as chief executive in 2000 and has seen the Society through the development and growth of the Futures and Policy departments, and most recently, the decision to sell the training business, change its name to The Work Foundation, and focus on activities which will make a high impact on the quality of working lives of the people of Britain. Previous to this, he spent four years as editor in chief of The Observer and director of the Guardian National Newspapers. Will continues to write a weekly column for The Observer. For more information on The Work Foundation, formerly The Industrial Society, visit The Work Foundation| website.

30 May 2002