The Challenge of Political Leadership

13 November 2015, 10am


Date: 10:00 - 18:00 + Drinks, Friday 13th November 2015
Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Cambridge

This symposium will build on the Science and 21st Century Leadership workshop that the Churchill Archives Centre ran with the Centre for Science earlier this year, and will provide an opportunity for further reflection in both a historical and contemporary context.

This one day symposium at Churchill College, Cambridge will explore the challenge of understanding, assessing and improving political leadership. Former Home Secretary Rt Hon Charles Clarke and Lord Peter Mandelson are the keynote speakers.

The symposium will bring together historians and political scientists with politicians and practitioners in a multi-disciplinary and cross party approach and is a collaboration between Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, The Møller Centre, Cambridge University Department of Politics and International Studies and the Faculty of History.

Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, explained, “The Archives Centre houses the records of past political leaders, including Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, and our keynote speaker Charles Clarke is a contributing author to a series of insightful books on British leaders that consider the leadership attributes of Labour, Conservative and Liberal leaders which will contribute to the study of political leadership."

The symposium will be chaired by Professor Dame Athene Donald, the Master of Churchill College. It takes place in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College. It is free to attend but registration is essential. Details can be found here.

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