Published: 13 March 2018 at 15:32
Experts will gather at Anglia Ruskin to discuss the legacies of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton
Experts from the UK and abroad will meet in Cambridge on Saturday 24 March to discuss the rise and fall of progressive, middle-ground politics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Organised by Anglia Ruskin University’s Labour History Research Unit, the conference will see political scientists and historians give their verdict on the Third Way’s time in power and look at the legacies left by the likes of Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and the New Labour project.
It is now over a decade since Blair left Downing Street, and 25 years since Clinton won the US presidency. In light of recent polarising developments, such as Donald Trump and Brexit, and the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, the conference will consider everything from the foreign policy of national leaders to the effects of domestic policy on ordinary citizens.
Dr Richard Carr, Senior Lecturer in History and Politics at Anglia Ruskin University, said:
The conference will take place at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus and is open to the general public as well as academics. It costs £20 to attend, which includes lunch and refreshments.