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Japan and Britain in a changing Asia
A Dialogue with Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford
At the United Nations University
The Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten of Barnes will be giving a talk in a special event organised by the United Nations University and the University of Oxford Japan Office.
At this event Lord Patten will join UNU’s Dr Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi to discuss his role as Chancellor of the University of Oxford, the university’s role in a global higher education system undergoing significant structural change and his insights into the evolving relationships among key global powers. What pressing challenges does the university face in a post-Brexit, post-pandemic Britain? What are the prospects for Hong Kong as it becomes further integrated into the governance and administrative system of mainland China? How can medium sized democracies like Japan and Britain continue to exert global political influence?
Lord Patten has had a long and distinguished career in public service. He held numerous posts in the British Government as a Member of Parliament before being appointed Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 – 1997, overseeing the return of Hong Kong to China. He has also been European Commissioner for External Relations and Chairman of the BBC Trust. A graduate of Oxford, Lord Patten read Modern History at Balliol College and in 2003 was elected Chancellor of the University. In April 2023 King Charles III appointed him a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter – Britain’s highest order of chivalry and a mark of the country’s respect for his work in the UK and abroad.
Monday 16 October 2023
18:30 – 19:30
“A Dialogue with Lord Patten”
Followed by a reception
Talk will be delivered in English only.
2F Reception Hall, United Nations University (UNU)
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
Map to venue