King’s USA alumni events 2011: America|What next?
The annual series of USA alumni events, hosted by the Principal, took place at the end of October in Washington DC, New York and Boston. Over 200 people attended, including alumni spanning class years 1946 – 2011, as well as friends of the College, donors and family members of alumni and current students.
Reflecting on today’s changing climate of economics, politics and international relations, three distinguished members of the King’s community took to the podium to share their thoughts and expertise on the question America|What next?
At the British Embassy in Washington DC, the Honourable Dr John Hillen (War Studies, 1993) spoke about the ‘shape of the so-called post American world’, addressing questions of geopolitics and defense; at the Yale Club in New York, Sir Deryck Maughan (Geography 1999), distinguished alumnus and principal benefactor of the College’s Maughan Library, reflected on the question, ‘Is America still a safe investment’. The series concluded at the Downtown Harvard Club in Boston with Professor Joseph Nye sharing his thoughts on the ‘future of American power’.
The dates for next year’s trip will be published shortly. In the meantime, if you would like to know more about events and activities on the East Coast, or be put in touch with contacts in other parts of the USA, please contact Ellie Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can listen to the audio recording of these events:
Boston by KCLalumni
DC by KCL Alumni Online