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Europe – the traitor's kiss

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series

Date: Thursday 4 February 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Chris Bryant MP

After the recent focus on internal issues, the EU is now turning its attention to global matters. What impact will the emerging economic powerhouses of India, China and Brazil have on Europe's revitalised outward-looking perspective?

Chris Bryant MP is UK Minister for Europe.

Chris was born in Cardiff in 1962 and brought up in Cardiff, Spain and Cheltenham. He read English at Mansfield College Oxford and Theology at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, before ordination in the Church of England in December 1986.

Following his election as Rhondda's MP in June 2001 he has served on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of the House of Commons, as well as the Joint Committee of the Lords and Commons on Reform of the House of Lords.

From May 2005 to June 2006 Chris was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, then to Harriet Harman as Leader of the House of Commons from July 2007 to October 2008.

He is an Associate of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and a member of the Co-op Party, Amnesty International, Amicus and the Fabians.

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