Past Program

May 21, 2019

Palliser Lecture 2019: Europe and the Rise of China - How Can European (including British) Interests and Values Best Be Protected in a Multipolar World?

London, United Kingdom


The Palliser Lecture 2019 will be delivered by The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes CH, in conversation with Professor Rana Mitter. The invitation only event is jointly organized by Salzburg Global Seminar and the 21st Century Trust and kindly hosted by The Aga Khan Centre. For more information, please contact Danielle Karnoff at

This will be the fifth lecture in memory of the Rt Hon Sir Michael Palliser GCMG, who died in 2012.  He served as Vice-Chair of Salzburg Global Seminar and was a founding trustee of the London-based 21st Century Trust, which now works exclusively with Salzburg Global Seminar.  His counsel and support were a huge boon to our work over many years.  Sir Michael enjoyed a long career in the British Diplomatic Service, culminating as Permanent Under Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service.