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Chaired by Professor Michael Cox

For almost forty years, Malcolm Rifkind served at the forefront of British politics. In this lecture, Sir Malcolm will give a lively account of his years in government and opposition, detailing his involvement in some of recent history’s most important events.

This event marks the launch of Sir Malcolm's new book, Power and Pragmatism: The Memoirs of Malcolm Rifkind.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind was born in Edinburgh in 1946. He served for 33 years in Parliament and was a Minister for 18 years under Margaret Thatcher and John Major. He has been Secretary of State for Scotland, for Transport, for Defence, and Foreign Secretary. In 2005 he was appointed by David Cameron as Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, which has oversight of MI6, MI5 and GCHQ, and served in that role until 2015.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE Ideas and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.

LSE IDEAS (@LSEIDEAS) is a foreign policy think-tank within LSE's Institute for Global Affairs.  

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSERifkind

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at or 0207 955 6043.

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