Political Editor at The Economist to give free public lecture
Press release issued: 28 November 2011
Mr David Rennie, Political Editor at The Economist, will give a free public lecture at the University of Bristol this week [Friday 2 December].
The lecture, hosted by the University’s Law School, is entitled 'How global competition is killing Europe's liberal dream'.
David Rennie has been the Political Editor of The Economist since 2010. He joined the publication in 2007 as European Union correspondent and Charlemagne columnist, based in Brussels. He was the recipient of the 2010 Reporting Europe Prize. Previously he was on the foreign staff of the Daily Telegraph, with postings in Sydney (1998), Beijing (1998 to 2002), Washington DC (2002 to 2005) and Brussels (2005 to 2007).
From 2006 until he joined The Economist, he was also a contributing editor of the Spectator. He worked for the Daily Telegraph in London (1996 to 1998), and the Evening Standard (1992 to 1996). He has reported from more than 40 countries, covering riots and earthquakes in Central and north east Asia, dissidents in Cuba, elections on four continents, and the war in Afghanistan (2001).
Professor of EU Law at the University, Panos Koutrakos, said: ”It is an honour and a pleasure to host Mr Rennie at University of Bristol Law School. His thoughtful and perceptive approach has distinguished him as one of the most interesting commentators of current affairs. We are looking forward to his lecture on 2 December which examines a topical issue of concern to us all.”
The Jean Monnet Public Lecture, organised and chaired by Professor Panos Koutrakos for the University of Bristol Law School, takes place on Friday 2 December at 12 noon in the University’s Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol. Admission is free.