Thu, 19 Oct|
Homelands: a personal history of Europe
Join the European Institute at LSE for the launch of Timothy Ash Garton's new book, Homelands: A Personal History of Europe!
Time & Location
19 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 20:00
London, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE, UK
About the Event
Date: 19 October 2023, Thursday
Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Venue: TBA, LSE Campus
Join the European Institute at LSE for the launch of Timothy Garton Ash's new book, Homelands: a personal history of Europe.
Drawing from the people who lived it, Homelands explores how Europe slowly recovered and rebuilt from the Second World War, and then faltered. Ash's work is filled with vivid experiences: from his father's memories of D-Day and his own surveillance at the hands of the Stasi to interviewing Albanian guerrillas in the mountains of Kosovo and angry teenagers in the poorest quarters of Paris, as well as advising prime ministers, chancellors and presidents.
Homelands is at once a social and political commentary and also a living, breathing history of a period of unprecedented progress, a clear-eyed account of how so much then went wrong and an urgent call to the citizens of this great old continent to understand and defend what we have collectively achieved.
Meet our speaker and chair
Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
Simon Glendinning Head of the European Institute and Professor in European Philosophy, LSE
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