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Date: 18:00-19:00, 26th September 2017
Location: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower,
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
Sir Paul Lever
Author of Berlin Rules
Vice President of RUSI
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In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe – and the arbiter of all important EU decisions. Yet Germany’s leadership of the EU is geared principally to the defence of German national interests. Germany exercises power in order to protect the German economy and to enable it to play an influential role in the wider world. Beyond that there is no underlying vision or purpose.
The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Sir Paul Lever, Author of Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way who will discuss how the country’s history has influenced its current economic and political structures and provide important perspectives on its likely future challenges and choices following the recent election.
**N.B. Copies of Berlin Rules will be available on the day, cash only.**
Sir Paul Lever is Vice President of RUSI, having been its Chairman from 2004 to 2010. From 1966 to 2003 he was a member of the British Diplomatic Service, specialising in European and politico-military affairs. He served at the UK Delegation to NATO, at the European Commission, as Leader of the British Delegation to the Negotiations on the CFE Treaty, as Head of the Defence and Overseas Secretariat in the Cabinet Office and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee. He was EU and Economic Director in the Foreign Office and, from 1997 to 2003, Ambassador in Germany. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Senior Advisor to RWE Thames Water and from 2007 a Director of Sellafield Ltd.