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Outside In: a conversation with Peter Hain

British Government@LSE public conversation


During a discussion on his latest book 'Outside In', former anti-apartheid leader turned Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain will recall his campaigning days, receiving a letter bomb, being prosecuted in two political trials and his role in negotiating the historic 2007 settlement in Northern Ireland. He was also Britain's first-ever African-born Africa Minister and a passionate advocate and deliverer of devolved government to Wales. Featuring Iraq, Mugabe, Europe, Gibraltar, blood diamonds, working with MI5 and MI6, delivering justice for workers robbed of their pensions and compensation for sick miners, Hain gives a fascinating insight into life near the top of the Blair and Brown governments.

Peter Hain is the Labour MP for Neath and Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1991 and after Labour's victory in 1997, joined the Blair government. Firstly at the Welsh Office and then as minister for Africa and then Europe Minister. He also served as Leader of the House of Commons, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. As the son of courageous anti-apartheid activists, he spent his childhood in South Africa and then in exile in Britain, where he led the campaign against white-only sports tours.

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Speaker(s):

Peter Hain | talks
Chair: Tony Travers | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

30 January 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
New Academic Building
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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