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Hard or Soft Power? Transatlantic Perspectives

Thursday 6 March, 6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

American policy -makers see the projection of military power as the key to maintaining world order. European policy-makers have created in integrated community of states, downgrading the significance of hard power in maintaining security. Is there a balance to be found between Europe's civilian power and America's military strength, or is the reality one of American power and European weakness?

Robert Cooper, director-general for external and politico-military affairs at the Council of the European Union, and Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will be speaking on Hard or Soft Power? Transatlantic Perspectives on Thursday 6 March at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The event will be chaired by Professor Lord William Wallace and is free and open to all but a ticket is required. All tickets have now gone but a returns queue will be in operation 30 minutes before the event starts.


To reserve a press ticket for this event (limited number available), contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


This event is a Miliband Lecture on American Power in the 21st Century. Previous speakers have been Professor Joseph Nye, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Professor Michael Cox, LSE.

5 March 2003