The Challenge of Political Leadership Symposium

A collaboration between the Churchill Archives Centre, The Møller Centre, Cambridge University Department of Politics and International Studies and the Faculty of History. Friday 13 November 2015.

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The Challenge of Political Leadership Symposium

A collaboration between the Churchill Archives Centre, The Møller Centre, Cambridge University Department of Politics and International Studies and the Faculty of History. Friday 13 November 2015.

Speakers Panels & Videos

About

This one day symposium seeks to look at the challenge of understanding, assessing and perhaps improving political leadership. It seeks to bring together historians and political scientists with politicians and practitioners in a multidisciplinary and cross party approach. 

What better venue for such a discussion than Churchill College, founded as the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston, and the home to two centres for the study of leadership — the Churchill Archives Centre, which houses the personal papers of prominent political leaders of the recent past; and the Møller Centre, which looks to inspire and develop the leaders of today and tomorrow.

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The views expressed are the views of the speakers and contributors alone, and are not endorsed or otherwise by Churchill College in any way whatsoever.

Keynote speech

The Rt. Hon. Lord Mandelson — Labour Politician and Chairman, Global Counsel not President, Policy Network.

The Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke introduced and chaired remarks by Lord Mandelson, who used his long experience in government to reflect upon the challenge of political leadership.

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Speakers

Dr John Campbell

John Campbell is a freelance political biographer. He took his degree and doctorate at Edinburgh University. He also reviews for various papers.

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Professor John Charmley

John Charmley is Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of  ‘Churchill: the end of glory’.

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The Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke

Former Secretary of State for Education and Home Secretary. He now works with educational organisations internationally. 

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Professor Dame Athene Donald

Professor Dame Athene Donald is a Professor in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and the Master of Churchill College.

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Professor David Howarth

David Howarth is the Director of the Cambridge Masters in Public Policy. David's research interests focus on the relationship between law and politics.

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Dr Julian Huppert

Julian Huppert was the Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge from 2010–2015.

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Dr Toby James

Toby joined UEA in 2012 having previously been a Lecturer at Swansea University. He is the Co-convenor of the Political Studies Association sub-group on Political Leadership 

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The Rt. Hon. Lord Mandelson

British Labour politician, president of international think tank Policy Network and Chairman of strategic advisory firm Global Counsel. 

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Allen Packwood

Allen Packwood is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and the Director of the Churchill Archives Centre. He lectures extensively on Churchill in the US & UK.

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Professor David Reynolds

David Reynolds is Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ's College. 

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Professor David Runciman

David Runciman is the Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

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Laura Sandys

Laura Sandys is Chair of the European Movement UK and served as the MP for South Thanet between 2010 and 2015.

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Gillian Secrett

Gillian Secrett is the CEO of The Møller Centre for Continuing Education, and a Fellow of Churchill College.

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Dr Peter Sloman

Peter Sloman is a University Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College.

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Professor Georgia Sorenson

Georgia Sorenson is an internationally renowned US Leadership Scholar and co- founder of the International Leadership Association. 

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Dr Kristina Spohr

Kristina Spohr is a specialist in the International History of Germany since 1945 and is an Associate Professor at LSE.

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Professor Richard Toye

Richard Toye is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Exeter.

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Contact

For all enquiries please contact the Churchill Archives Centre.

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Contact

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