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Lord Hurd to speak at LSE on the politics of intervention

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Lord Hurd, British foreign secretary from October 1989 to July 1995, will visit the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to speak on British diplomacy on Tuesday 11 November.

Lord Hurd will speak on The Politics of Intervention: from the Gulf War via Bosnia and Kosovo to Iraq as part of a lecture series on Developments of British Diplomacy: foreign secretaries reflect. The lecture will shed light on the challenges faced during Lord Hurd's time in office and provide a personal account of how these were tackled.

Lord Hurd was foreign secretary from October 1989 to July 1995. He served as secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs in both Margaret Thatcher's and John Major's cabinets.

Maurice Fraser will chair the event.

The Politics of Intervention: from the Gulf War via Bosnia and Kosovo to Iraq is on Tuesday 11 November at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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

Notes:

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, foreign secretary from July 1995 to May 1997 will conclude the series Developments of British Diplomacy: foreign secretaries reflect with a lecture on UK-USA: the special relationship - is it special? Tuesday 18 November. 6.30pm. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Lord Owen, Lord Carrington and Lord Howe have also spoken at LSE as part of the series.

Press coverage

Independent
Douglas Hurd: Intervention on humanitarian grounds
From a lecture by the former Foreign Secretary, at LSE.

3 November 2003

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