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Speaker(s): Lord Howe, Lord Hurd; Dr Robin Niblett; Lord Owen; Gideon Rachman; Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Chair: Professor Christopher Hill
Recorded on 30 April 2007 at Old Theatre, Old Building
This public debate marks the launch of British Diplomacy: Foreign Secretaries Reflect edited by Graham Ziegner (Politico's, March 2007). The book includes contributions from five former UK Foreign Secretaries who provide a unique insight into the thoughts and actions of the holders of one of the most difficult and challenging posts within British government, highlighting the problems faced during their time as Foreign Secretary and giving a personal account of how these problems were tackled. Professor Lord William Wallace writes the introductory chapter and a conclusion considering New Labour's foreign policy is provided by Professor Christopher Hill and Tim Oliver.