Robert Cooper, director-general for external and politico-military affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union and one of the EU's most senior officials, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 6 October.
Responding to one analyst's controversial prediction that 'Europe will run the 21st century', he will asks whether Europe has the will and the means to do so. Or does the old concept of 'The West' remain our most potent force for a better world?
Robert Cooper is director-general for external and politico-military affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. He has published a number of essays and articles on international affairs and, most recently, a book of essays: The Breaking of Nations.
Roger Liddle will chair this event, which is part of the LSE European Series of lectures, organised by the European Institute at LSE.
Can Europe Run the 21st Century? is on Thursday 6 October at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk
This series is hosted by the European Institute at LSE. The series continues with:
Europe and the World Trade Round: seizing the opportunity for growth and development
SPEAKER: Christine Lagarde, French minister for foreign trade
Monday 17 October, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Can Europe Be Put Back Together Again?
SPEAKER: Lord Patten, former EU commissioner for external relations
Wednesday 19 October, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
The Turkish Economy and the European Union
SPEAKER: Süreyya Serdengeçti, governor of the Central Bank of Turkey
Thursday 27 October, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Where Does Europe End?
SPEAKER: Norman Stone, professor of international relations at Bilkent University, Ankara
Tuesday 1 November, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
The Future of EU Enlargement: myths and realities
SPEAKER: Olli Rehn, EU commissioner on enlargement
Monday 5 December, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
26 September 2005