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John Peterson delivers Mitchell lecture

The 2011 annual Mitchell lecture, honouring Prof J D B Mitchell (the founder of the Europa Institute), was given by John Peterson of Edinburgh Politics/IR on 23 February 2011. The event was chaired by Dr Michael Shackleton, Head of the European Parliament's main UK office in London.

John presented findings from the EU and ESRC-funded project: 'The European Commission of the 21st Century'. The project produced the largest data set ever generated on the attitudes of European Commission officials, and was endorsed by the Commission's President, José Manuel Barroso. A podcast of the lecture - entitled 'The European Commission: World's Most Modern Administration or Stuck in the Past?' - is available here.

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