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The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
David Lidington: Britain and Europe - CANCELLED
Publication date: Nov 3, 2011 10:29:00 AM
Jun 3, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Jun 3, 2013 9:00:00 PM
03 June 2013
DAVID LIDINGTON UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO CANCEL HIS SPEECH
Chair: Sir Stephen Wall.
CALL FOR QUESTIONS:
If you could interview the UK's Minister of State for Europe, what would you ask him? We will put 3 questions selected from your suggestions to David Lidington, before the discussion will open up to the floor.
David Lidington MP was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 14 May 2010. David Lidington was elected to Parliament in 1992 and is the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury.
He worked for BP and RTZ before spending three years as Special Advisor to Douglas Hurd in the Home Office and Foreign Office. His proudest political achievement was successfully promoting a Private Members Bill which became the Chiropractors Act in 1994. He believes that this piece of legislation has made a real difference to many people’s lives.
He has a long standing passion for history, and has twice captained a champion team on University Challenge, first in 1979 and then in 2002 when the Sidney Sussex team became “champion of champions” in University Challenge Reunited.