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Why Europe Matters. The Case for the European Union

LSE European Institute Public lecture - Book launch

Date: Monday 17 June 2013
Time:[masked]pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: John McCormick
Chair: John Palmer

In his book Why Europe Matters. The Case for the European Union, John McCormick makes a clear and unequivocal case for how the EU, in spite of its problems, has made Europe a better, more peaceful, and more prosperous place. His book debunks the prevailing myths surrounding the European Union and puts forward a compelling case for the benefits of European integration. It shows how the European Union gives Europeans a greater role on the international stage, as well as more peaceful and productive ways of living and doing business.

'McCormick's clear, concrete exposition of the importance of the EU to all its member states and citizens will inform and enlighten Euro enthusiasts and sceptics alike.' John Palmer, former European editor of the Guardian and founder political director of the European Policy Centre.

‘In a stark challenge to sceptics and critics [John McCormick] shows that the story of European Union has been, above all, one of progress in mutual understanding between peoples.' Jacques Delors, former president of the European Commission.

Previously a journalist and environmental activist, John McCormick is now an author and scholar and is currently Professor of European Union Politics at Indiana University, USA.

John Palmer, former European editor of the Guardian and founder political director of the European Policy Centre.

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  • Ali P.

    Hi everyone- am outside the old building now on a bench opposite the entrance, listening to my headphones- will be here until 6.15, before heading in- hope to see you guys in a sec or failing that after the lecture :) ps its in a theatre with a big upstairs seating area too so there SHOULD be space :) Ali

    June 17, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Hi everyone- I will be waiting outside the old building from 6- I am wearing a black jacket, a white shirt, blue tie and brown addidas trainers- I shall wait outside until 6.15 when I will head in- if we don't meet before then head in and we can meet after the lecture, outside the lecture building, where if there's interest we can head to the nearest wetherspoons pub near holborn for a chat and a drink- my number is[masked]- see you all in a sec :) Ali

    June 17, 2013

  • Pandora

    Hello! I'm new here. I'll be coming to the lecture too. Do you meet up before-hand, or afterwards?

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry if I have missed previous posts, but is anyone meeting before the lecture? Filippo

    June 17, 2013

  • Omar M.

    Apologies, can't make it. Will definitely be there for next event

    June 17, 2013

  • Vic

    It sounds really good,im sorry I cant attend this time,pls share the ideas! :) tnx

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In 1989 'experts' were publishing books on how wonderful Russian communism was. In 2013 'experts' say the same about Brussels.

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi guys, I need to find people compromised with good causes. Here´s something very important that is happening this Friday and I need confirmation of people attending:

    big protest against Lukashenko, dictator of Belarus this Friday at 8am in front of London Stock Exchange.
    Lukashenko funds KGB by sells cheap oil products. One of the biggest mining companies in the world ENRC (Kazakstan) is buying cheap Belshina mining tires, ENRC is traded in the London Stock Exchange.
    Protesting this Friday we will merme his economy.
    We need people to help us hold posters and banners.
    //Lukashenko Busters

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Helena

    Hello!

    Apologies for a late notice - I have only discovered the group, but I would really like to attend the event.

    Thanks, Helena

    June 2, 2013

    • Ali P.

      Look forward to meeting you at the lecture! :)

      June 4, 2013

  • gersende

    Following the debate on EU led in the uk it would be interesting to attend this talk by this european specialist.

    May 25, 2013

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