Former British Ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer to Speak at UNC School of Law

Date(s) - 03/26/2012
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Rotunda, UNC School of Law

The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and UNC School of Law’s International Programs will host a lecture by Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador to the United States, at the UNC School of Law on Monday, March 26. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the rotunda at the law school. (You can read the press release here.)

Meyer, who previously chaired the Press Complaints Commission in the United Kingdom, will speak about the regulation of the news media, including the recent phone hacking scandal at News Corporation. He will also discuss international law and his new documentary, “Network of Power.”

In his 36 years as a career diplomat, Ambassador Meyer occupied a number of key positions: British Ambassador to Germany; press secretary to Prime Minister John Major; press secretary to British Foreign Secretary Lord Geoffrey Howe; speech writer to three foreign secretaries in the 1970s and head of the political section of the British Embassy in Moscow.

Ambassador Meyer has published two books – DC Confidential, about his time in Washington, D.C., and Getting Our Way, a history of British diplomacy. He is currently filming a six-part documentary for Sky Atlantic, “Network of Power,” about the movers and shakers in six great cities of the world.

The event is FREE and open to the public.  Parking will be available at the law school (free after 5:00 p.m.) and in either of two nearby visitor pay lots: the Rams Head Parking Deck, located on Ridge Road, and the Raleigh Road Visitor Parking Lot at Hwy 54.  For directions to the law school and additional parking information, go here.

Video of the event is available here and below:

Sir Christopher Meyer on News Media Regulation and “Network of Power” from Center for Media Law and Policy on Vimeo.

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