Witness Seminar: Britain in the Commonwealth: The 1997 Edinburgh summit

Witness Seminar: Britain in the Commonwealth: The 1997 Edinburgh summit
Date
19 March 2018, 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Event blurb: 

The meeting in Edinburgh in 1997 was the last occasion on which Britain hosted the Commonwealth heads’ meeting, and the discussions covered a range of important issues for the future direction of the association which remain relevant and highly topical: the great step forward on trade, business and investment; the denouement of the Nigerian crisis and the willingness to impose sanctions; the return of Fiji and the presence of President Nelson Mandela; the elevation of HM the Queen into the summit itself; the start of a visible Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) presence; and discussion on possible new members.  

Jointly organised with Dr  Michael Kandiah, Director, Witness Seminar Programme, Department of Political Economy, King’s College London.

ICWS Edinburgh Poster.pdf


Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
02078628871