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George Soros will mark the launch of his new book, The Age of Fallibility: consequences of the war on terror, with a public debate at LSE on Tuesday 4 July.

Please note the venue for this event is now the Peacock Theatre, LSE, Portugal Street. [Updated 12 June]

The chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC, will engage in an on-stage dialogue with a panel of important and outspoken thinkers, writers and academicians to discuss the book's central theses. The panel includes:

  • Professor Lord Giddens, former director of LSE and emeritus professor of sociology at LSE
  • Professor Mary Kaldor, co-director of LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance
  • Professor David Held, co-director of LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance and Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science
  • Shami Chakribarti, director of Liberty, one of the UK's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations.

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC. An LSE graduate, he has been active as a philanthropist since 1979, when he began providing funds to help black students attend Capetown University in apartheid South Africa. George Soros has established a network of philanthropic organisations active in more than 50 countries around the world. These organisations are dedicated to promoting the values of democracy and an open society. Mr Soros is the author of nine books, including most recently The Age of Fallibility: consequences of the war on terror (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006).

The Age of Fallibility: consequences of the war on terror is on Tuesday 4 July 2006 at 6.30pm in the Peacock Theatre, LSE, Portugal Street, London WC2A. This lecture is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested from the online ticket line here| from 10am on Thursday 15 June.  

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  • Public: One ticket per person can be requested from the online ticket line here from 10am on Thursday 15 June.  
  • PressTo request a press ticket please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk 

Press cuttings

Market Watch
Rosneft raises $10.4 bln in 5th-biggest IPO
Russian oil giant Rosneft on Friday priced its initial public offering at $7.55 a share. Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros called for the offering to be halted in a speech to LSE earlier in July. Soros said the IPO would legitimize what he claimed was the Russian government's attempt to control the international energy market, adding there were serious ethical questions over how Rosneft obtained its assets.
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Easybourse.com
Rosneft CEO: Barclays, Dresdner Bought $300 Million Shares At IPO 

Evening Standard
Pull the plug on Rosneft's London float, urges Soros (6 July 06)
International financier George Soros said that Russian state oil company Rosneft should be banned from a London float, which threatens to legitimize the government's attempts for domination on global energy supplies. He made this statement while speaking at an LSE public forum.

International Herald Tribune
Soros not optimistic about Rosneft's IPO (6 July 06)
American billionaire George Soros spoke at an LSE public forum, at which he said that Russian state oil company Rosneft should not go on with its initial public offering, which could legitimize the government's attempts for domination on global energy supplies.

Hobart Mercury, Australia
Soros denounces terror 'metaphor' (6 July 06)
Billionaire financier George Soros yesterday denounced the term ''war on terror'' as a ''false metaphor'', and said Europeans should more actively oppose US foreign policy. The Hungarian-born Soros, famous for his liberal politics and his $9.6 billion net worth, spoke at the London School of Economics to promote his ninth book, The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terror.

City AM
Soros speaks: Rosneft float 'should be blocked (5 July 06)
American billionaire George Soros spoke at a London School of Economics public forum, at which he said that Russian state oil company Rosneft should not go on with its initial public offering, which could legitimize the government's attempts for domination on global energy supplies.

Updated 12 June 2006 [posted 7 June 2006]

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