Date: 21 June 2011
Venue: Great Hall, The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington St, London W1U 5AS
A wake-up call in light of the ‘Arab Spring’ and other developments
Main speaker Dr William Mallinson will discuss British policy towards Cyprus in light of his two new books: Cyprus, Diplomatic History and the Clash of Theory in International Relations and Britain and Cyprus, Key Themes and Documents since World War Two. He will explore how Cyprus, at Europe’s south-eastern outpost, has been affected by a clash of theories and civilisations. Dr William Mallinson is a lecturer at the Ionian University, Corfu and Professor of Diplomatic History and head of the International Relations Department at New York College in Athens. He is a former diplomat and the author of Public Lies and Private Truths.
Dr Klearchos Kyriakides will examine recent British policy towards Cyprus, especially in the light of the ‘Arab Spring’. He will explore the fundamental question of whether British interests and British values will be adversely affected if the Republic of Cyprus is formally carved up into a religiously-based bizonal, bicommunal federation. That question is all the more significant in view of the ‘Arab Spring’, the UK’s involvement in military operations in Libya and the strategic importance of Cyprus to the UK. Dr Kyriakides is a senior lecturer and non-practising solicitor at the School of Law of the University of Hertfordshire.
Costas Frangeskides will consider relevant legal questions in relation to Cyprus and the Greek Cypriot refugees, many of whom are British citizens. Costas Frangeskides is a partner in the City law firm of Holman Fenwick Willan, specialising in international litigation and dispute resolution. He is a deputy co-ordinator of Lobby for Cyprus.
The seminar will be chaired by Professor Alan Sked, professor in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a distinguished historian.
The seminar will include a question and answer session.
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Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political organisation with the aim of reuniting Cyprus