- 18:00 - 20:00
- Lord David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford, House of Lords
- G.02, Maurice Keyworth Building, Leeds University Business School
- Who can attend:
- Staff, Students, Alumni and External Guests
The Late Professor AM Khusro (1925-2003) was an alumnus of the University of Leeds, where he earned his doctorate in Economics. Over the years of his professional career, he become a distinguished economist, a popular academic, and an effective policy maker in India. He was author of 22 books and a number of articles in national and international journals and newspapers. The German government conferred upon him the "Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit".
The speaker is usually a person of eminence. In the previous years, lecture has been delivered by The Rt Hon Lord Marland of Odstock, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Professor C. Rangarajan, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr YV Reddy, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and Martin Wolf, CBE, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times.
About the speaker
The Rt. Hon Lord Howell of Guildford has served the UK for 50 years, both as a Member of Parliament and a peer of the House of Lords. He is the only Minister to have served in Ted Heath’s Margaret Thatcher's AND David Cameron's governments. He has held many important positions, including Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Secretary of State for Energy, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Chairman of the Windsor Energy Group.
Lord Howell has been a journalist, banker – Advisory Director of UBS, Adviser to the British Chambers of Commerce, and is consultant to several companies and funds in both the UK, Japan and the Middle East. He is a regular columnist for The Japan Times and past contributor to the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.
He has is avid author who has written several books on energy, politics, international relations, innovation and the internet. His latest title includes ‘The Commonwealth Transformed’.
In 2001 he was awarded by the Emperor of Japan the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, for services to Japan-UK relations.
He is currently Chairman of the Lords International Relations Committee and the Royal Commonwealth Society.