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The United States and Western Europe After Iraq: just another crisis or transatlantic drift?

LSE International Relations Department Lecture Series: The Transatlantic Relationship After September 11 - Crisis: what crisis?

Date: Thursday 30 October 2003
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Geir Lundestad
Chair: Professor Michael Cox

In the history of NATO not a year went by without a 'crisis' apparently threatening the very foundations of the West. But in the end, each of these so-called crises was overcome and the alliance moved forward. What have we witnessed over the past two years, culminating with the war in Iraq is of an entirely different order. We have moved beyond a mere crisis, and are now witnessing a more profound change that is causing serious drift between the United States and Western Europe.

Professor Geir Lundestad is Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 0207 955 6043.

This lecture is being organised by the Department of International Relations in conjunction with the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad and is part of the series entitled The Transatlantic Relationship After September 11 - Crisis: what crisis?. The two other lectures in this series will take place on Monday 24th November| and Thursday 4th December| .

A video recording of this event| will take place on Wednesday 5 November.

Text of lecture The United States and Western Europe in 2003: transatlantic drift or just another crisis?| (PDF)

The lecture was based on Professor Geir Lundestad's book entitled 'The United States and Western Europe Since 1945 - From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift' (Oxford University Press, September 2003).

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