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2005 Cyril Foster Lecture

The 2005 Cyril Foster Lecture will be given by Dr Jessica Tuchman Mathews (President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) on Wednesday 30th November at 5pm in the Examination Schools. She will be speaking on Getting Back on the Right Path: The US Role in the World.

Dr Tuchman Mathews was appointed president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 1997 following a career that has taken in posts in the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the not-for-profit arena, and in journalism. She was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1993 to 1997 and served as director of the Councils Washington program. While there, she published her seminal 1997 Foreign Affairs article, ?Power Shift,? chosen by the editors as one of the most influential in the journals 75 years.

In 1958 the University of Oxford accepted the bequest of the residue of the estate of the late C. A. Foster, in accordance with the wishes expressed in his will. Mr Fosters will requested the University to arrange for a prominent and sincere speaker to deliver once every year a lecture to be known as ?The Cyril Foster Lecture? dealing with the elimination of war and the better understanding of the nations of the world. Since 1960 the University has hosted the Cyril Foster Lecture, given by prominent figures in public life, politics and academe. The most recent Cyril Foster Lectures have been:

  • 2004: The Hon Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group on When is it Right to Fight? Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Military Force.
  • 2003: The Rt. Hon. Chris Patten, European Commissioner for External Affairs on ?The End of History?: The Sequel.
  • 2002: H.E. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil on Towards Democratic Global Governance: A Brazilian Perspective.
  • 2001: H.E. Mr Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations on Why Democracy is an International Issue.
  • 2000: Mr Michel Camdessus, Former Managing Director of IMF, Paris on The IMF in 2000: What has Been Learnt?

This event is open to the public. For more information on events and research in international relations, please see the Centre for International Studies website.