Michael Clarke starts as new Director of Royal United Services Institute

Michael ClarkeToday, Professor Michael Clarke starts as new Director of Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He joins RUSI from King’s College London, where, he was Professor of Defence Studies from 1995 to 2007. He was also Deputy Vice Principal, and Director of Research Development. He founded the Centre for Defence Studies at Kings College.

Michael has a distinguished career in the defence academic field, and his primary areas of expertise are the politics of international security and terrorism, British Defence policy, Transatlantic relations, NATO policy making and the EU.

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Forthcoming event

Inaugural Lecture - Strategy and Fortune: British Security Policy in Transition

Professor Michael Clarke
Tuesday 25 September 2007 at 1700
Royal United Services Institute, London.

This lecture will highlight themes underlying a decade of Labour's security policy and the vacillating perceptions of its success and failure. For better or worse, Tony Blair changed some of the basics of British security policy and challenged his successors to decide whether Britain was ready to step up to the challenges as he saw them. The present Government has put a lot into analysing the challenges afresh, but has yet to indicate whether new orientations in policy will be needed. The lecture will suggest some of the directions that security policy might take.

This is a member’s event. To become a member, visit: www.rusi.org/membership

To attend and for further information contact:
Helen Wood, Events Department, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7747 2643, helenw@rusi.org

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