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Can Europe be put back together again? Chris Patten gives public lecture at LSE

The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, European commissioner for foreign relations from 1999-2004, gives a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 19 October.

Chris Patten sets out some of the existential questions for Europe, posed in his new book Not Quite the Diplomat. What is the EU's final frontier? What are its core values? Can it repair the fault lines between Brussels, governments and peoples?

Chris Patten was European commissioner for foreign relations from 1999-2004. Prior to this he served in the governments of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, serving as Conservative Party chairman for the 1992 general election. After losing his seat in that election he was appointed governor of Hong Kong, a position he held from 1992 to 1997.

Maurice Fraser, LSE, will chair this event, which is free and open to all but ticketed.

Can Europe Be Put Back Together Again? is on Wednesday 19 October at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. The online ticket form is now closed. Please click here to see ticketing information and details of the returns queue

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Notes:

This series is hosted by the European Institute at LSE.

Next event in the series is on Thursday 27 October - Süreyya Serdengeçti speaks on the topic of The Turkish Economy and the European Union|

13 October 2005

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