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The Commonwealth at 65 – from London to Valletta

LSE public lecture

Date: Monday 21 July 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House 
Speaker: Dr Joseph Muscat 
Chair: Professor George Gaskell
Introduction by: Hugo Swire MP

In his speech Dr Muscat will consider the future of the Commonwealth, and how to ensure it is an effective, prosperous and relevant organisation which meets the needs of its citizens.

Hugo Swire (@HugoSwire), minister of state at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office will introduce the lecture.

Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) is prime minister of Malta. He was born on 22 January 1974. He successfully contested the first European Parliament elections in Malta in June 2004. In June 2008 he was elected as the leader of the Labour Party. Dr Muscat took office as prime minister of Malta on 11 March 2013.

George Gaskell is pro-director (Resources and Planning) of LSE.

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A transcript of Dr Joseph Muscat's speech is available to download.  Download 'The Commonwealth at 65 – from London to Valletta' (pdf).


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