LSE and Policy Network Public Lecture
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2005
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: John Edwards
Chair: Professor Lord Giddens
Original title: Towards a New Egalitarianism
John Edwards is the former US Senator for North Carolina, and 2004 Vice Presidential Candidate for the Democrats. The son of a textile-mill worker and a postal employee, he was raised in a small North Carolina town and was the first person in his family to attend college. For two decades he had a successful practice as a trial lawyer, specializing in personal injury cases. A vigorous and photogenic Democrat, Edwards turned to politics in 1998, defeating the Republican incumbent to become a U.S. senator from North Carolina. In office, he served on the intelligence committee and supported such causes as affirmative action, abortion rights, and the reform of health-care insurance and campaign finance laws. Edwards ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, but was picked by the eventual nominee, John Kerry, as his running mate. Kerry and Edwards lost to President Bush and Vice President Cheney in the November 2004 election.
Policy Network (www.policy-network.net) is an international think-tank launched in December 2000 with the support of Tony Blair, Gerhard Schröder, Giuliano Amato and Göran Persson following the Progressive Governance Summits in New York, Florence and Berlin.
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.
Update: 10.30am Tuesday 17 May
All tickets have now been allocated. Tickets for this event will be distributed in the next few days. Please note that one ticket per applicant will be sent out. Any applicants who were unsuccessful in their ticket request will be advised as soon as possible.
If you have not been successful in requesting a ticket then you have two options on the day:
There will be a returns queue in operation for the Old Theatre. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue. The returns queue will be located on the ground floor of the Old Building, next to the Old Theatre. Entry is not guaranteed to this event via the returns queue
Video Link Venue:
There will also be a live video link to the New Theatre, East Building. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry to this venue will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Text of John Edward's speech - Towards a New Partnership: America, Europe and the New World (PDF)
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