Monday, January 14, 2008
Life after Bush at the New Statesman
Contributors who are taking part in Saturday's Fabian Change the World conference include former Ambassador to the US, Christopher Meyer, who doubts that much will change, Shirley Williams, European Commissioner Margot Wallstrom who finds cause for optimism about an emerging transatlantic partnership of equals, and Parag Khanna from the US, who is advising the Obama campaign, on how the next President will have to deal with the Bush legacy.
I have a piece on how British foreign policy should change, and my colleague Rachael Jolley has an interview with Jo Stiglitz.
The New Statesman is our media partner for the event, alongside the Guardian.
As the Washington clocks strike twelve on 20th January 2009, listen carefully and you might just hear a swooshing sigh of relief travel around the world. The Bush Presidency will not leave the legacy its architects intended. But a critique of what should have been done differently since 2001 is not enough. This blog is about the new ideas which can create a 'new multilateralism' to tackle the global challenges we face.