British ‘No’ and French ‘Non’: Europe’s greatest threat?

Richard Gowan will be speaking about the new European Constitution in relation to the forthcoming referenda – a crucial period in the development of the European Union. Richard is Director of the Europe Programme at the Foreign Policy Centre and an expert on European Security Strategy and the politics of the EU in Britain. He studied History and International Relations at Cambridge University where he gained an MPhil and published on the political philosophy on Raymond Aron. Richard has authored and co-authored a number of essays, pamphlets and articles on European issues. He makes regular media appearances as a commentator on European and UK politics, including on CNN, BBC News and BBC World Service.
The Foreign Policy Centre is a leading European think tank launched to develop a vision of a fair and rule-based world order. Its programme on the European Constitution uses independent research and analysis to explore the implications for Europe and Britain of the proposed Constitution Treaty and of the forthcoming referenda. In September 2004 it published ‘The Referendum Battle’ in association with MORI, the first competitive study and analysis of British attitudes towards the Constitution.