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Caroline Lucas MP: War and Peace in the Modern World
Thu 27 October 2016, 18:30 – 21:30 BST
War and Peace in the Modern World by Caroline Lucas MP
Today we are faced with two huge problems that we have created and that threaten our very existence on Earth – climate change and nuclear war. We now have the power to destroy so much but do we have the intelligence and the initiative to save ourselves and the planet?
In this lecture, Caroline will focus on current and future global threats, alongside solutions that will help build a more secure stable world for all.
She will talk about the threat posed by the ecological crisis in particular and set out what she thinks Britain’s foreign policy ought to look like, including, of course, the issue of Brexit.
Caroline Lucas was elected as an Green Party Member of the European Parliament for South East England Region in 1999 and re-elected in 2004 and 2009. She was elected as leader of the Green Party in 2008 and as an MP representing Brighton Pavilion in 2010 and again in 2015. She was also named ‘Politician of the Year’ in 2007, 2009 and 2010 by readers of The Observer Newspaper and in 2008 she was listed by The Guardian as one of "50 people who could save the planet".
Peace Studies, Politics and International Relations, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council Peace Links Group as the
The 2016 Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture.