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Joschka Fischer to speak at LSE on Britain, Germany and Europe

Joschka Fischer, federal minister of foreign affairs and vice-chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, will give a public lecture on Tuesday 19 October at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

A pro-European with strong Atlanticist instincts, Mr Fischer will look at Britain, Germany, Europe - challenges of the 21st century.

Joschka Fischer has been federal minister of foreign affairs and vice-chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany since October 1998. His Humboldt University lecture in 2000 kicked off a lively and far-reaching debate about the future of Europe. More recently, he has made a special contribution to rebuilding Germany's relationship with the US in the wake of the Iraq war.

Lord Grabiner of Aldwych QC, chairman of LSE's Court of Governors, and Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, will chair this event.

Britain, Germany, Europe - Challenges of the 21st Century is on Tuesday 19 October at 5:15pm in the Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, LSE, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.  

All tickets have now been allocated. There will be a returns queue in operation on the day outside the Peacock Theatre. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue but entry is not guaranteed. 

Security arrangements

Please would ticketholders note that for security reasons it will NOT be possible to bring bags into this event. Small handbags will be allowed but at the discretion of security staff. There are NO facilities at the venue entrance for leaving bags so please make alternative arrangements to leave your belongings elsewhere before you arrive. The School regrets that this may cause some inconvenience but is following security guidelines to ensure the safety of all attendees. Thank you for your co-operation.

Ends

Members of the press: please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| for information. 

Notes

This lecture is organised by LSE and the Centre for European Reform.

The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to improving the quality of the debate on the future of the European Union. It is a forum for people with ideas to discuss the many political, economic and social challenges facing Europe. Based in London, the CER is a European think-tank that seeks to work with similar bodies in other European countries, in North America and elsewhere in the world. For more information about the CER, please visit www.cer.org.uk|

LSE is one of the most international universities in the world. More information at www.lse.ac.uk| 

Press cuttings

Independent (29 Oct)
Shooting History by Jon Snow
Reference to LSE event featuring Joschka Fischer, German foreign minister. 

Salon (21 Oct)
Joschka Fischer's new world order
Article about speech by Joschka Fischer at LSE this week.
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/
10/21/germany/index_np.html
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Guardian (21 Oct)
Joschka Fischer's new world order, sunny side up
As foreign minister and vice-chancellor of Germany, Mr Fischer is still exploring the path ahead. And in a speech before a packed audience of 1,000 at LSE , he showed again why he is one of Europe's most appealing politicians.

Financial Times (20 Oct)
Defence think-tank says Iraq is increasingly global nuclear threat
Mention of Joschka Fischer's speech at LSE.
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/1d7b9906-2234-11d9-
8c55-00000e2511c8.html
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12 October 2004

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