Fri, March 16, 2007 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
There are already lessons to be learned from Iraq. These lessons should be incorporated into the long-term foreign policy goals of both Britain and the United States. While the importance of the Special Relationship should be emphasized when pursuing freedom and democracy in the world, both countries must now reassess the 'New World Order', as it was called following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and enable the United Nations to be more effective in promoting the provisions of its Charter.Until his recent retirement, David Atkinson was a Conservative Member of Parliament representing the Bournemouth East constituency. He has served as Chairman of the External Relations Committee of the Council of Europe, and leader of the European Democrats for seven years. In addition to his accomplished international portfolio, Mr. Atkinson spearheaded important legislation in the House of Commons including the Millennium Bill and the Traveller Law Reform Bill. He retired at the last British general election after 28 years in the House of Commons.