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The Great Irresponsibles? - the United States, the United Kingdom and the future of international society

Dr Matthew Craven, School of Oriental and African Studies, Dr Gerry Simpson, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Professor Nicholas Wheeler, University of Aberystwyth, will debate the future of international society in a public event at LSE on Wednesday 12 January.

They will consider the future of the international legal and social order from the perspective of international relations, international law and international legal history. This will involve an examination of the long term consequences, and historical antecedents, of the increasing interventionism of two of the great powers: the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • Dr Matthew Craven is a reader in public international law at the School of Oriental and African Studies and author of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: a perspective on its development.
  • Dr Gerry Simpson is a reader in public international law at LSE and author of Great Powers and Outlaw States.
  • Nicholas Wheeler is professor of international politics at the University of Aberystwyth and author of Saving Strangers: humanitarian intervention in international society.

Elisabeth Wilmshurst, head of the International Law Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), will chair this event.

The Great Irresponsibles? - the United States, the United Kingdom and the future of international society is on Wednesday 12 January at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

6 January 2005

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