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Britain and France in War and Peace: Lessons and Legacies for Today
Wed 3 May 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Speakers: Professor Peter Jackson (Glasgow) and Dr Emile Chabal (Edinburgh)
The event is a free public roundtable discussion on the lessons and legacies of the Second World War and its aftermath for relations between the UK and France today. We will focus in particular on political, diplomatic, strategic and military relations between the two countries as the UK prepares to leave the EU and as both the UK and France head to the polls in forthcoming elections.
Professor Peter Jackson is Chair in Global Security at the University of Glasgow. He has worked extensively with the French Foreign Ministry, the Franco-British Council, the British intelligence community and the media in both countries. His publications include Beyond the Balance of Power: France and the politics of national security in the era of the First World War.
Dr Emile Chabal is a Chancellor's Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict.His publications include A Divided Republic: nation, state and citizenship in contemporary France, and Britain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory (co-edited with Robert Tombs).