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A Global New Deal: Lessons From FDR's UN Projects

15 June 2009 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Speaker: Dr Dan Plesch, Director, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)
Discussant: Professor Sir Richard Jolly, Honorary Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex; Assistant Secretary General, United Nations (1982-2000)
Chair: Professor William Barnard, Democrats Abroad UK



Franklin D Roosevelt's creation with Churchill of a 26 nation United Nations in January 1942 was at the time heralded as a landmark in international cooperation, but has since barely been noted in history. The speakers will discuss the relevance of this wartime alliance for the twenty first century debate on a 'Global New Deal' and will outline new research in Chatham House's archives which have vital lessons for contemporary politics.

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