ESMT Open Lecture with Lord Chris Patten
"Europe after Brexit"
Lord Patten will speak on the subject of "Europe after Brexit". He will begin by setting out various reasons for Brexit and the inevitable consequences for Britain, before referring to some of the results for the European Union, particularly if there is no agreed deal to withdraw. Lord Patten will then move on to talk about the challenges facing Europe, with or without British membership, including the pressures of migration and the relationship with China, the United States and Russia.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Registration starts at 5.30 p.m.
"Europe after Brexit"
ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
Speaker: The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Moderator: Thomas B. Stehling, Chairman of Crossing Borders Ltd. London, United Kingdom and United Consultants Ltd., Hong Kong
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About the speaker
Chris Patten was born in 1944 and educated at St Benedict’s School (Ealing) and Balliol College (Oxford). He was Director of the Conservative Research Department (1974-79), MP for Bath (1979-92), a Minister (1983-92), and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1990-92). From 1992-97 he was Governor of Hong Kong; and from 1998-99 Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing in Northern Ireland. He was European Commissioner for External Affairs (1999-2004); and Chairman of the BBC Trust (2011-2014). He was made a Companion of Honour in 1998, and a Life Peer in 2005. He has written ‘The Tory Case’, ‘East and West’, ‘Not Quite The Diplomat’ and ‘What Next? – Surviving the 21st Century’. His latest book, ‘First Confession: A Sort of Memoir’ was published at the end of June 2017. Chris Patten became Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2003. He is a board member of Russell Reynolds, Bridgepoint, BP International Advisory Board, Hutchison Europe, and Vontobel Asset Management.
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