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Is Europe in terminal decline?

Are Europe's financial woes a symptom of a continent in decline and how are they viewed by emerging economies? With Professors Anthony Giddens, Danny Quah, Stefan Halper, Dr Julie Smith and chaired by Political Correspondent for The Guardian, Michael White.

Are Europe's financial woes a symptom of a continent in decline and how are they viewed by emerging economies? With Anthony Giddens, Professor Danny Quah, Stefan Halper, Julie Smith and chaired by Michael White.

Anthony Giddens is a British sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern sociologists, the author of at least 34 books, published in at least 29 languages, issuing on average more than one book every year. In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanities. Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and Kuwait Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. His research and writing focuses on the shifting global economy and the rise of the east. Professor Stefan Halper is the Director of American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies. He lectures on latter 20th Century US foreign policy, China, and contemporary international security issues. Professor Halper is a Life Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and is Director of Political Military Studies at the Center for the National Interest in Washington. Dr Julie Smith is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. She is a Fellow of Robinson College, where she is a Graduate Tutor and Director of Studies in Politics and International Relations. An expert in European politics, Julie was Head of the European Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) from 1999 until 2003.


Professor Anthony Giddens | talks
Chair: Professor Danny Quah | talks
Professor Stefan Halper | talks
Dr Julie Smith | talks
Michael White | talks


Date and Time:

26 October 2013 at 11:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Faculty of Law
10 West Rd

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Organised by:

External Affairs and Communications, University of Cambridge
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Bookings open on 23 September at 10 am.

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The event takes place in room LG19.
This event is part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas which runs from 23 October – 3 November 2013.

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