Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Domestic Politics and Global Leadership

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, for a discussion of the challenges facing political leaders as they manage domestic politics charged with nationalism in an interdependent world.  Focusing on the case of the United Kingdom, Lord Patten analyzes these forces and their impact on leadership, on political choices, and on the conduct of elections. He discusses the May, 2015 British elections comparing the leadership styles of Thatcher, Blair, and Cameron. He also analyzes Europe’s relations with China and Russia. He concludes with advice for students as they prepare for the future.

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About Harry Kreisler

Harry Kreisler is the creator, executive producer and host of the Conversations with History series. Conceived in 1982 by Mr. Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, Conversations with History includes over 500 interviews.

The story behind Conversations with History  (See the interview conducted by Professors Jack Citrin and Robert Price)