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PUBLIC LECTURE | Is Britain still a European power?



Start Date

17 Aug 2016 6:00 pm

End Date

17 Aug 2016 7:00 pm

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An Institute for the Study of Social Change and Australian Institute of International Affairs public lecture

presented by

Professor Christopher Coker, London School of Economics & Political Science

Christopher Coker

The decision to leave the EU represents the greatest challenge to British foreign policy since the Suez crisis of 1956. And like Suez it raises fundamental questions about the country's identity and sense of self. What is Britain in the process of becoming?

Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Head of Department. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Staff College. He was a NATO Fellow in 1981, and served two terms on the Council of the Royal United Services Institute. He is a serving member of the Washington Strategy Seminar; the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (Cambridge, Mass); the Black Sea University Foundation; the Moscow School of Politics and the IDEAS Advisory Board. He is a member of the Academic Board of the Czech Diplomatic Academy. He was a Visiting Fellow of Goodenough College in 2003-4. He is a member of the Executive Council for the Belgrade University International Summer School for Democracy and also President of the Centre for Media and Communications of a Democratic Romania. He is a former editor of The Atlantic Quarterly and The European Security Analyst.

He has advised several Conservative Party think tanks including the Institute for European Defence and Strategic Studies and the Centre for Policy Studies and helped to draw up the Party's defence platform in the 1996 European Parliamentary Elections. He has written for The Wall Street Journal; The Wall St Journal (Europe); The Times; The Independent; The European, The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement and The Literary Review.

He is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies (London); the NATO Defence College (Rome), the Centre for International Security (Geneva) and the National Institute for Defence Studies (Tokyo) He has spoken at other military institutes in Western Europe, North America, Australia and South-east Asia.

Wednesday 17 August, 6.00pm to 7.00pm (light refreshments served from 5.30pm)

Centenary Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

To assist us with catering, please register to attend this free event by emailing Dr Louise Grimmer by Monday 15 August.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free public lecture.

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