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Lord Howe to speak on British diplomacy at LSE

Lord Howe, former British foreign secretary, will give a personal insight into British diplomacy and the problems left over by history at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 21 October.

He will provide a unique insight into his time as British foreign secretary, one of the most difficult posts within British government, and will shed light on the challenges faced during his time in office and how these were tackled.

Lord Howe was foreign secretary from June 1983 to July 1989 and was Margaret Thatcher's longest standing Cabinet minister, serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons.

Problems Left Over By History is on Tuesday 21 October at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 on j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|


This is the third lecture in a series Developments of British Diplomacy: foreign secretaries reflect. The series spans three decades, a period which included major events such as Britain's membership of the European Union, the Falklands War; and the proliferation of international terrorism, and will provide an exciting overview of how the many challenges to British diplomacy have been addressed in the past and what lessons current policy makers can learn. Past speakers have been Lord Owen and Lord Carrington.

The series continues with:

  • Lord Hurd, foreign secretary from October 1989 to July 1995: The Politics of Intervention: from the Gulf War via Bosnia and Kosovo to Iraq.
    Tuesday 11 November. 6.30pm. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind, foreign secretary from July 1995 to May 1997: UK-USA: the special relationship - is it special?
    Tuesday 18 November. 6.30pm. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

14 October 2003