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Founded in 1920, and closely connected with the Council on Foreign Relations, London's Royal Institute of International Affairs (based at Chatham House), is widely regarded as part of what has been described by Henry Fairlie, A.J.P. Taylor and others as the British 'Establishment'. The late Professor Elie Kedourie accused it of promoting a 'Chatham House Version' of events, notably of Middle Eastern history. What is the overall assessment of Chatham House's record? Is there an element of cons

Fri, February 22, 2008 | Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

Roger Morgan studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Paris and Hamburg, and obtained his Ph.D. at Cambridge with a thesis on nineteenth-century German history. From 1968 to 1974 he was one of the directors of the research programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and he was later a Professor of Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He has held visiting appointments at several universities, including Columbia, Harvard and UCLA, and is the author or editor of several books on German, European, and international subjects, including (as editor) The Study of International Affairs (1972).

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