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UCL Laws Events: Annual Mishcon lectures
About the Mishcon Lectures
The Mishcon Lectures were established in 1990 in honour of Lord Mishcon to
mark his 75th birthday and in recognition of his achievements and service in
of law, education, religion, government and politics, both central and local.
topics have ranged from:
the role and office of the Lord Chancellor;
of conscience and religion as applied to abortion and euthenasia;
re-inventing families, i.e. social and economic policies for the family
of the 1990s,
as researched by the IPPR and the Commission for Social Justice;
the political future of Central and Eastern Europe torn apart by nationalism;
justification for the judicial protection of constitutional
and human rights;
the conflict between theocratic, man-centred religions
justice, reconciliation and forgiveness
human rights violations in human conflicts;
populism and pluralism
in the New Labour government's constitutional reform programme;
in comparison to previous Prime Ministers; and
of a new,
based, world order in International Law.
The eclectic nature of the
lectures reflect UCL's wish to encompass as wide a spectrum
of social, economic, moral, legal and
political issues as possible, reflecting Lord Mishcon's career and
Mishcon Lecture has rapidly become a major event in the calendar
political, legal and intellectual life in London.
26 November 2014
Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC, Doughty Street Chambers Details of how to reserve your place at this talk will be posted here as soon as it is available
Professor Lisa Jardine, UCL Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
Are we beyond the help of history?
Lord Malloch-Brown, Chairman, EMEA & Global Affairs, FTI Consulting Inc.
British Foreign Policy in a Changing World
Simon Jenkins, Journalist and Author, Chairman of the National Trust
Do we need defence at all?
Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty
Common Values, Common Sense:
The story of rights and freedoms in modern Britain