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LEGACY OF EMPIRE

Monday 20 May 2013


11.00-11.10
Welcome by Professor Philip Murphy (Director, ICwS) 
and The Rt. Hon. Lord Goodlad, KCMG (President of OSPA)

11.10-12.00
Session One:  Assessing the Legacy
Chairman:  Professor Philip Murphy (Director, ICwS)
Dr. Kwasi Kwarteng, MP (born in London of Ghanaian parents; Cambridge and Harvard Universities; Conservative MP since 2010)
Professor Dr Joseph R.A. Ayee (Rector, MountCrest University College and Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Professor of Commonwealth Studies, ICwS)
‘Assessing the Legacy: Is there a Balance Sheet to live with?’

12.00-1.30
Session Two:  The Legacy: the view from India and Africa 
Chairman:  Dr Sue Onslow (Senior Research Fellow, Co-Investigator, Commonwealth Oral History Project)
Surendra Nihal Singh (Author, journalist and editor)
‘A Nostalgic Journey’
Dr. Martin Aliker (Senior Presidential Adviser (Special Duties); former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Uganda)
Mr. Simon Zukas (Deported from N. Rhodesia 1952 for anti-Federation activity.  Returned to Zambia 1964.  Elected MP 1990-2005.  Zambian Government Minister 1991-96)

2.30-3.30
Session Three:  The Legacy: the view from the Mediterranean and the Caribbean 
Chairman: Professor Robert Holland (King’s College, London and ICwS)
Professor Henry Frendo (Universities of Malta and Oxford; served with UNHCR 1978-85; many other academic appointments in Europe and USA)
‘Legacies of Empire in the "fortress colony" of Malta: Language, Jobs and Governance.’
Sir Ronald Sanders, KCMG, AM (former senior Caribbean diplomat and Ambassador; University of Sussex; visiting Fellow at ICwS)
    
3.30-4.30
Session Four: The Legacy: the view from the UK
Chairman:  Professor Lord Hennessy (Queen Mary, University of London)
The Rt. Hon. Lord Carrington KG, GCMG, CH, MC (Conservative MP and Minister 1951-82; Foreign Secretary 1979-82; Secretary General of NATO 1984-88)
The Rt. Hon. Lord Boateng (born in London; childhood in Ghana; barrister at law; Labour MP and Minister 1987-2005; UK High Commissioner to South Africa 2005-2009)

5.00-6.00
Session Five: Law, Democracy, Economy
Chairman: Professor Peter Marshall CBE (Emeritus Professor of Imperial History, King’s College London 1980-93)
Dr Harshan Kumarasingham (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and University of Potsdam, Germany)
The Hon. Anson Chan, GBM, GCMG, CBE (former Chief Secretary and Head of Civil Service, Hong Kong, later Member of Legislative Council)

A written transcript of the proceedings of this Conference was produced by OSPA.  It has been published by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies as Number Eight in the series of the OSPA Research Project’s Occasional Papers.  Price: £5.00; plus postage £2.50 UK; £5.00 overseas. 

The published transcript is available from:
Olga Jimenez, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 
Senate House (Room 265), Malet Street, London  WC1E 7HU.
tel: (0)20 7862 8871   email: sas.publications@sas.ac.uk

The proceedings of this Conference are available on the ICwS website.  To view, go to http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/videos-and-podcasts and follow the links.