Expert gives global view

A former Government Minister is to offer his perspective on globalisation at a University event.

Former Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will give a public talk in the Playfair Library on Tuesday, 18 February 2013.

His speech is the latest in the annual Montague Burton Lecture Series.

The event is co-hosted by the Transatlantic Seminar, which is designed to promote informed discussion and research into cross-Atlantic relations.

Illustrious career

Knighted for his international service in 2007, Lord Malloch-Brown has been at the centre of global politics during some of the most significant moments in recent history.

As well as being a member of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's cabinet, he was United Nations Deputy Secretary-General in 2006, and Vice-President of the World Bank when it was attacked by activists.

Global vision

Lord Malloch-Brown will draw on his experiences at the front line of politics and business during his lecture, The Unfinished Global Revolution, which is also the title of his first book published in 2011.

His talk will explore the global predicaments of the 21st Century and suggest ways to help resolve them.

The Unfinished Global Revolution

This event is free and open to the public

Tuesday 19 February 2013, 5.30pm

Tuesday 19 February 2013, 7.00pm

Playfair Library Hall, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Esteemed Lectureship

Established in 1947, the Montague Burton lectures have seen a host of revered names addressing audiences on an array of international issues.

Highlights from previous years include a talk by Dr Hans Blix, former Executive Chairman on United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. In 2004 he spoke about how Governments might reduce the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Last year Sir Sherard Cowper-Cowles, a former UK Ambassador to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel, addressed an audience on relations between Britain, America and Afghanistan.