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Hard or Soft Power? Transatlantic Perspectives

Miliband Lecture on American Power in the 21st Century

Date: Thursday 6 March 2003
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Robert Cooper and Robert Kagan
Chair: Professor Lord William Wallace

American policy-makers see the projection of military power as the key to maintaining world order. European policy-makers have created an integrated community of states, downgrading the significance of hard power in maintaining security. Is there a balance to be found between Europe's civilian power and America's military strength, or is the reality one of American power and European weakness?

Robert Cooper is director-general for external and politico-military affairs at the Council of the European Union.

Robert Kagan is senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

This lecture is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Please note that all tickets have now gone. A returns queue will be in operation on the night (30 minutes before the event begins) with any empty seats being filled with people from the returns queue just before the event begins.

There will also be a live video link to the New Theatre, East Building which will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Entry to this video link venue will be on a first come, first serve basis.

For further information then please email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 0207 955 6043.

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