Hawke EU Centre Annual Lecture

Europe, the World and the Challenges of the 21st Century


Monday 31 October 2016

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Since the European Economic Community (EEC) was established in 1957, the countries of the European Union and the world as a whole have changed exponentially. But the values which underpin the European Union have not changed. For the Hawke EU Centre Annual Lecture, Baroness Royall argues that the values of the European Union have assumed greater importance as we seek global solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

Lady RoyallBaroness Janet Royall of Blaisdon PC was Leader of the House of Lords and a member of the British Cabinet under UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Administration. As Leader of the Lords (2008-2010), she held the titles of Lord President of the Council and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. She has been strongly committed to the advancement of the European project, and has served as Secretary General of the British Labour Group in the European Parliament and as Head of the European Commission Office in Wales.





Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations


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