Domestic Politics and Global Leadership
Lord Patten of Barnes
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
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.