ESC Annual Lecture
ESC Annual Lecture
2017-18 Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's former Foreign Minister
The 2017/18 Annual Lecture took place on Thursday 31st May 2018. Sigmar Gabriel spoke on Europe in an Increasingly Uncomfortable World.
Hartmut Mayer (Director, European Studies Centre) was Chair.
2016-17 Mark Mazower, Columbia University
The 2016/17 Annual Lecture took place on Friday 11th November 2016. Mark Mazower spoke on Revisiting the Dark Continent: Thoughts on Europe Today.
Paul Betts (St Antony's College) was Chair.
2016 Lord Chris Patten, Chancellor, University of Oxford and Patron of the ESC
The 2016 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Thursday 26th May 2016. Chris Patten spoke on Why Britain Should Stay in the European Union
2015 Nikos Kotzias, Foreign Minister of Greece
The 2015 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Wednesday 10th June 2015. Nikos Kotzias spoke on Greek Foreign Policy at a Time of Crisis
2014 Deputy Prime Minister The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
The 2014 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Tuesday 20th May 2014.
The lecture transcript is available annual_lecture_to_the_european_studies_centre_by_deputy_prime_minister_nick_clegg.pdf
The video recording of the lecture is available here
2012-13 Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister of Finance
The 2012/2013 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Monday 29th October 2012.
2012 Jean-Claude Trichet, Honorary Governor of Banque de France, Former President of European Central Bank
The 2012 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Friday 8th June 2012.
2011 Claus Offe, Professor of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
The 2011 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Friday 4th March 2011 Listen here.
2010 Jürgen Kocka, Professor Emeritus at the Free University of Berlin and Research Professor Emeritus at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin
The 2010 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Friday 21st May 2010
2009 Joschka Fischer, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations
The 2009 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Wednesday 25th February 2009
2007-08 Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
Text of full speech [PDF]: Europe and the challenges of globalisation
2007 Massimo D'Alema, Italian Foriegn Minister.
The 2007 ESC Annual Lecture took place on Tuesday 8th May 2007. D'Alema spoke on Fifty years after Rome - Lessons and Visions for European Integration
2006 Prime Minister Tony Blair
Prime Minister Tony Blair delivered the Lecture on the subject of Britain and Europe.
2005 Bernard Bot, Minister of Foriegn Affairs of the Kingdom of Netherlands
Bernard Bot spoke on 'Great Game or European fair play? The European Union and the world in the twenty-first century'.
2004 Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey
The Lecture discussed 'Why the European Union needs Turkey'.
2003 George Papandreou, Foriegn Minister of Greece
George Papandreou spoke on 'The Future of Europe after Iraq'.
2002 Jose Maria Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain
In the inaugural European Studies Centre Lecture Jose Maria Aznar gave his 'Reflections on the future of Europe'.