Acclaimed politics Professor to give insight into leadership

The Myth of A Strong Leader. A talk by Prof Archie Brown (St Antony's College, Oxford University)

Tuesday 21 April 2015, MA030, City Campus, 1-2pm. No ticket required. Open to the public.

Professor Archie Brown will be talking about his new book The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age an authoritative survey of political leadership over the last hundred years – from Churchill and Roosevelt to Stalin and Hitler, from Willy Brandt and Mikhail Gorbachev to Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair – and a debunking of the myth that it is only the strong, single-minded leader who makes a difference.

The talk has been organised by Professor George Kassimeris, Professor of Conflict Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences who said: “Professor Brown is a highly respected authority on politics and his latest book makes for fascinating reading. We are delighted to be welcoming such a high calibre speaker and expect demand for this event to be high.”


About the speaker:

Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University. For almost five decades he has written on Soviet and Communist politics, the Cold War, and political leadership. His previous books include The Gorbachev Factor, Seven Years that Changed the World: Perestroika in Perspective and The Rise and Fall of Communism.

*The author will be signing copies of his book after the talk

A FoSS sponsored event

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