Jonathan Powell on a decade as Tony Blair's Chief of Staff The Lessons from Machiavelli for Modern Politics
York Union lecture
Jonathan Powell served as Chief of Staff under Tony Blair between 1997 and 2007, having been recruited as an advisor in 1995 when the former PM was Leader of the Opposition. Before that, Jonathan worked in the diplomatic service and followed Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign while serving in the British Embassy in Washington.
His experiences from a decade at the heart of government decision-making form the basis of his most recent book, The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World (2010),... and the subject of his talk to the York Union:
‘The Lessons from Machiavelli for Modern Politics: 500 years after the publication of the Prince'.
Suggested donation at the door of £2 students, £4 members of the public.