A conference exploring European foreign policy will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July. The Honourable Gareth Evans, president of the International Crisis Group, will give the keynote address.
The event is organised by LSE and King's College London (KCL) and takes the theme of The Ethical Dimension of European Foreign Policy. Discussions will explore both the contested notion of an ethical dimension in foreign policy making and its implications for a nascent 'European' foreign policy.
Professor Mervyn Frost, KCL, an internationally renowned expert on ethics and foreign policy, will open the conference on Friday with a talk on Europe, Ethics and Power.
The keynote address, A Responsibility to Protect: evolution and implementation, will be given by the Honourable Gareth Evans, president of the International Crisis Group. Gareth Evans, a former Australian foreign minister, was also a member of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change whose report A More Secure World: our shared responsibility was published in December 2004.
Topics covered during the two days include: The Role of Ethics in European Foreign Policy Making; The Evolution of European Military Intervention; The EU and the Rule of Law; The EU and the Balkans; The Europeanization of Foreign Policy; Theorizing European Security; The EU and the Balkans and Next Door but not Neighbours?: The EU, Russia and the Middle East
A wine reception is planned for Friday evening hosted by Lord Avebury, vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group. All interested parties are invited to attend.
The Ethical Dimension of European Foreign Policy is on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July at 9.30am in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A.
This event is open to all but a ticket is required. Tickets cost £10 each, which includes all conference fees, coffee and light snacks. Please see Department of International Relations for additional information, including the conference programme and online registration details.
To request a press ticket, please contact Michael Aktipis, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07929 204575.
27 June 2005