Thornely Lecture - Event Report

The eighth Annual John Thornely Lecture was held on the 19th of April 2012 at the offices of Ince & Co LLP in London. 

It was delivered by Dr Eva Nanopoulos, on the topic "The EU and the UN in the fight against terrorism: allies or enemies?" In a lecture characterised by both current interest and clarity, the speaker argued that the apparent conflict between the obligations of members of the European Union to enforce Security Council ‘terror lists’ and to  uphold human rights must, and could, be resolved. The lecture prompted a lively discussion, which continued in the reception which followed. 

The Lecture was preceded by the AGM of the Thornely Society.  Sidney Sussex College and the Thornely Society are extremely grateful to Ince & Co for hosting this event. Sidney alumni from across the years and current students were warmly welcomed by members of the firm and the venue provided magnificent views of the London skyline and sunset in the aftermath of one of April’s downpours. 

Dr Eva Nanopoulos studied law at the Universite Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and spent her third and final year at the London School of Economics. She also holds an LLM and PhD from the University of Cambridge. She has been a Bye-Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Sidney Sussex since 2010 where she has supervised Constitutional law, International and EU law while also lecturing on the LLM course, Contemporary issues in EU law.  The Thornely Lecture provided an opportunity to both thank and congratulate Dr Nanopolous who has recently been appointed to a post at King’s College, Cambridge.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2012.

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