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Where now for EU-US relations?

The Iraq War in 2003 saw strained relations between the European Union and the United States reach an all time low. An International Relations Alumni conference exploring the EU-US relationship will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September.

Professor Fred Halliday, LSE, will give the opening lecture on Friday 24 September at 6pm. A panel of eminent speakers will continue the event on Saturday 25 September from 9.30am.

The conference will deal with such issues as the forthcoming US presidential elections, the Bush administration's attitudes to Europe, new and old Europe and the transatlantic relationship between Europe and the US, as well as a look at the history of LSE's International Relations department.

Speakers include:

  • Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador to the USA
  • Sir Rodrick Braithwaite, former UK ambassador to Moscow
  • Dr Robert Hunter, RAND and former US ambassador to NATO
  • Dr Shireen Hunter, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington
  • Robert Kaiser, deputy editor, Washington Post
  • Dr Jamie Shea, NATO
  • Mark Urban, diplomatic editor, BBC Newsnight
  • Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP
  • Michiel van Hulten, former Dutch MEP, former general secretary of LSESU
  • Margot Light, professor of international relations, LSE
  • Chris Brown, professor of international relations, LSE
  • Professor Lord Wallace, department of international relations, LSE

Where now for EU-US relations? is on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September at LSE. The opening lecture on 24 September starts at 6pm and will be followed by a reception until approximately 8.30pm. Proceedings on the Saturday will take place between 9.30am and 7pm.

The conference is open to all but a ticket is required. Tickets: current LSE students and staff, £24, whole conference; £20 Saturday only. LSE alumni, £37, whole conference; £34 Saturday only. Non-LSE, £40, whole conference; £37 Saturday only.


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14 September 2004