Events in 2003

AP Breakfast with Chris Patten

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EU External Relations Commissioner, The Rt Hon Chris Patten spoke at an Atlantic Partnership breakfast in London.

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AP – Instituto Real Elcano Breakfast, Madrid

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Ambassador Zoellick spoke at a joint AP  – Instituto Real Elcano Breakfast in Madrid.

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Michael Howard Lecture

Michael Howard 07:00 – 08:00

The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP, AP Chairman, gave a lecture at the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations.

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Michael Howard Speech

Michael Howard 07:00 – 08:00

The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP, AP Chairman, spoke to the British American Business Inc dinner in New York.

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AP Breakfast with John Major

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Former British Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Major CH addressed the inaugural AP New York breakfast at the University Club.

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AP Breakfast with SACEUR James Jones

Jones 08:00 – 11:00

Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General James Jones – London

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Healing the Rift – Washington, DC Conference

- Tuesday, 15 July 2003 -
08:00 – 11:30

Following the success of the London ‘Healing the Rift’ Atlantic Partnership conference in May, we held a second in Washington DC on the 15th July bringing together leading Europeans and Americans to discuss the damage to the transatlantic relationship since Iraq. The meeting was co-hosted by Congressman Doug Bereuter and Michael Howard. Senator John McCain was the keynote speaker, and other speakers included Congressman Robert Wexler, Ambassador Richard Burt and Lord Powell of Bayswater and a delegation of German MPs. Notes from the meeting are included below. The discussions were extremely constructive and far ranging, and were covered in the US and UK media.

The participants included:

  • The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chairman, Atlantic Partnership.
  • Congressman Doug Bereuter, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on Europe
  • Senator John McCain – keynote speaker
  • Ambassador Richard Burt, former US Ambassador to Germany
  • Gernot Erler, Vice-Chairman of the SPD parliamentary Group of the Bundestag – Germany
  • Jorg Moragas, Former Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister Aznar over six years, International Secretary of the Partido Popular – Spain
  • Congressman Doug Bereuter – AP Panellist and chair of the Europe Subcommittee of the House Committee on International Relations
  • Gert Weisskirchen, Member of the German Bundestag and Speaker of the SPD Parliamentary Group for Foreign Policy
  • Uta Zapf, Member of the German Bundestag and Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Disarmament and Arms Control
  • Congressman Robert Wexler, ranking Democrat House of Representatives Committee on International relationship Subcommittee on Europe
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Healing the Rift – London Conference

An Atlantic Partnership ‘Healing the Rift’ conference was held in London on the 19th May 2003, bringing together leading Europeans and Americans to discuss the damage to the transatlantic relationship since Iraq. Notes from the meeting are included below. The discussions were extremely constructive and far ranging, and were widely covered by media especially by BBC’s Today Programme and Newsnight.

This conference was held at held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. The participants included:

  • The Rt Hon Donald Anderson, MP (UK), Chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee
  • HE Ambassador R.. Nicholas Burns (USA), American Ambassador to NATO
  • Laurent Cohen-Tanugi (France), Political writer and Partner with Clearly, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
  • Professor Lawrence Freedman (UK), Head of the School of Social Science and Public Policy, at King’s College, London
  • Ambassador Richard Haass (USA), Director, Policy Planning Staff, State Department
  • The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP (UK), The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Field Marshal Lord Inge (UK), The former Chief of Defence Staff
  • Thomas Kielinger (Germany), The London correspondent of Die Welt
  • Professor Dr Margarita Mathiopoulos (Germany), CEO, European Advisory Group of GMBH
  • The Rt Hon Lord Owen (UK), The former British Foreign Secretary
  • Guillaume Parmentier (France), Director of the French Centre on the United States (CFE) at the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI)
  • Lord Powell of Bayswater (UK), The former Foreign Affairs Private Secretary to Baroness Thatcher and John Major
  • The Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP (UK), Leader of the House of Commons
  • Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (UK), Chairman, N. M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd.
  • M. Eduardo Serra (Spain), The former Spanish Defence Minister and President of the Elcano Royal Institute
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