Piers Ludlow speaking on Roy Jenkins at LSE IDEAS

A Briton at the Heart of Europe: Revisiting Roy Jenkins' Presidency of the European Commission

LSE IDEAS - LSE Department of International History Event 

Forty years ago, a British politician was appointed President of the European Commission.


This lecture explores what Jenkins' tenure reveals about the nature of the job and the history of Britain in Europe.

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Event recorded November 8th 2016.


Piers Ludlow, Associate Professor at the LSE. His research focuses on the history of the European integration process and of Britain’s troubled relationship with it.

Chair: Janet Hartley, Professor of International History and Head of the Department of International History at LSE.


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