Europa Institute 40th anniversary lecture

Peter D. Sutherland, KCMG, Chairman of BP plc and former EU Commissioner, will give a public lecture on 9 December as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Europa Institute.

The lecture

Entitled "Britain's Relationship with the EU - Perils Ahead" the lecture is free and open to all.

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Peter D. Sutherland

Mr Sutherland is currently Chairman of BP, Goldman Sachs International and The London School of Economics. He is also UN Special Representative for Migration and Development. Mr Sutherland also served as:

  • Attorney General of Ireland (1981-1984)
  • EC Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy (1985-1989)
  • Chairman of Allied Irish Banks (1989-1993)
  • Director General of The World Trade Organisation, formerly GATT (1993-1995)

His many awards include an honorary Knighthood (UK 2004), a Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory (Papal decoration, 2008), the Gold Medal of the European Parliament (1988), the First European Law Prize (Paris 1988), The David Rockefeller International Leadership Award (1998), the Grand Cross of Civil Merit (Spain 1989), the Grand Cross of King Leopold II (Belgium 1989), the New Zealand Commemorative Medal (1990), Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (France 1993) Commandeur du Wissam (Morocco 1994) the Order of Rio Branco (Brazil 1996) and the Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique (Portugal 1998).

He was also presented with the Robert Schuman Medal for his work for European Integration, and received the European Person of the Year Award (1988), the Irish People of the Year Award (1989), the Consumer for World Trade Annual Award (1994) for distinguished service, and the Dean’s Medal (1996) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds fifteen honorary doctorates.

Europa Institute 40th anniversary lecture: Britain's Relationship with the EU - Perils Ahead

Tuesday 9 December 2008, 6.00pm

Tuesday 9 December 2008, 6.00pm

Lecture Theatre 175, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.

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