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How European Stability Affects The U.S.


The Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish, former First Minister of Scotland, served in the government of former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, dined with Queen Elizabeth II, met with former President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, and had a private audience with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican.

On February 17, McLeish brought his expertise in European Union politics to the public at the launching of the Law Lecture on Global Affairs series at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. 

McLeish spoke about a variety of topics affecting European Union member countries with ties to the United States – the evolving conflict in Ukraine, the Greek debt crisis, and the Scottish independence movement.

“A stable Europe, at this time, is crucial to the United States,” McLeish explained before he began. “While the United States is several thousand miles away from global hotspots in Ukraine and the Middle East, some European countries are just a few hundred miles away from those conflicts.”

https://vimeo.com/120058290">Professor McLeish Law lecture on Global Affairs Feb 17 2015 from https://vimeo.com/user36776018">lawtech on Vimeo.