The Empire's New Clothes

Thinking about the Commonwealth in the era of Brexit

Philip Murphy offered a personal perspective on the Commonwealth, a complex and poorly understood institution, and asked if it can ever escape from the shadow of the British Empire to become an organisation based on shared values, rather than a shared history.

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Event recorded on 17 January 2019.


Professor Philip Murphy (@philipvmurphy)  is Professor of British and Commonwealth History at the University of London and Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS). 

Dr Joanna Lewis (@joannalewisnews)  is an Associate Professor at the Department of International History (LSE), winner of LSE Institute of Global Affairs-Rockefeller Grant 2018-19.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

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