2006 – Lord Chris Patten

17 October 2006 Lund University Hall

Welcome address Professor Göran Bexell Vice-Chancellor

Address Ms. Lena Hjelm-Wallén former Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Member of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Board

Thomas Aquinas and the Just War – a text for our times? (Recorded and transcribed by the Association for Foreign Affairs at Lund University. Click to open the speech as a pdf document) Lord Chris Patten former European Commissioner for External Relations Chancellor of the University of Oxford

Concluding address Ambassador Hans Corell former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations Chairman of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Board

Chris Patten

Lord Chris Pattern studied at Balliol College, University of Oxford. From 1966 to 1979, he made a political career, holding different positions in the Conservative Party, including Director of the Conservative Research Department, the youngest ever appointed.

In 1979, Lord Patten was elected Member of Parliament for Bath, a seat he held until 1992 when he was appointed Governor of Hong Kong. Before that appointment, he had various government posts, such as Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science and Minister for Overseas Development at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. As the last Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten was overseeing the return of the British crown colony to China in 1997.

Chris Patten was Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, set up under the Good Friday Peace Agreement, which submitted its report in 1999.

From 1999 to 2004, Lord Patten was European Commissioner for External Relations in Brussels. In 2005, Chris Patten – Lord Patten of Barnes – took his seat in the House of Lords. Since 2003, he is Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

Chris Patten’s publications include East and West (1998) and Not Quite the Diplomat: Home Truths About World Affairs (2005).