Federica Mogherini delivers the 2019 Cyril Foster Lecture

Federica Mogherini delivers the 2019 Cyril Foster Lecture

The Department was delighted to welcome Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on Tuesday 15 October for the 2019 Cyril Foster Lecture.

In her lecture, 'The EU’s Role as a Global Player for Peace and Stability’, Ms Mogherini argued that the EU must play a global role and engage directly in world affairs in order to achieve a peaceful resolution of conflicts and a more equal global economy.
Ms Mogherini contends that today’s challenges are too big for any European nation state: from global trade disputes to artificial intelligence, decisions are shaped by those who have or can mobilise a critical mass at the global level. In such a globalised world, Ms Mogherini argues that the EU is our best way to regain sovereignty.
The lecture was opened by Andrea Ruggeri, the Cyril Foster Lecture Chair, followed by an introduction from Louise Fawcett, Head of Department.