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Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy

Gill Bennett, former Chief Historian of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office leads a discussion entitled "Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy."

Date & Time

Monday
Apr. 15, 2013
4:00pm – 5:30pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

To understand how and why past decisions were taken it is essential to look at them from the inside out, not with hindsight. To comprehend the decision-making process, it helps to study specific choices, such as those:

To commit British troops to the Korean War, 1950
To reverse the Egyptian nationalization of the Suez Canal, 1956
To apply for British membership of the European Economic Community, 1961
To withdraw British forces from East of Suez, 1968
To expel 105 Soviet intelligence officers from the UK, 1971
To send a Task Force to the Falkland Islands, 1982

Gill Bennett was Chief Historian of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 1995-2005, and Senior Editor of the postwar official history of British foreign policy, Documents on British Policy Overseas.

Reservations requested because of limited seating:
HAPP@wilsoncenter.org or 202-691-4166

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Gill Bennett

Gill Bennett

Chief Historian of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 1995-2005 Senior Editor of the postwar official history of British foreign policy, Documents on British Policy Overseas.
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History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program makes public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, facilitates scholarship based on those records, and uses these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more

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