Professor Timothy Garton Ash, University of Oxford, will give a public lecture on Europe and the promotion of freedom, on Thursday 19 October at LSE.
The story of Europe over the last 50 years can be told as a story of the enlargement of freedom. But the EU tends to talk little of freedom, preferring to speak of stability, security or prosperity. Should we leave the explicit promotion of freedom entirely to the United States?
Timothy Garton Ash is professor of European studies in the University of Oxford. The event will be chaired by Professor Damian Chalmers, LSE.
This event is part of 'The Future of Europe Series', hosted jointly by FT Business and the LSE European Institute. The next event in the series will take place on Thursday 26 October. Professor Willem Buiter will present a lecture entitled 'Rethinking Inflation Targeting and Central Bank Independence'.
Europe and Freedom is on Thursday 19 October 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, London, WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 10 October 2006