Tuesday 6 March, 2007
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Chair: Stephen Twigg
Kindly hosted by:
Hill & Knowlton
20 Soho Square
London W1A 1PR
About the event:
Peter Hain spoke and took questions at a packed Foreign Policy Centre discussion on "The End of Foreign Policy?" kindly hosted at the offices of Hill & Knowlton.
Since the events of September 11th, the barriers between the domestic and the international have further broken down. The old definition of "the national interest" is too narrow a guide to foreign policy in a globalised world, but we are still developing the new rules which should replace it. How can we redefine a multilateral foreign policy to encompass this new dynamic? Today's foreign policy needs to be shaped by ideas, not by events.
You can download a copy of Peter Hain's speech below
Download Peter Hain's speech to the Foreign Policy Centre (50 kilobyte PDF)