King's Fellow wins the European Book Prize
King's Fellow Lord Anthony Giddens has just won the European Book Prize for his work Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe (Polity Books, 2013).
In his book, Giddens states that too many of Europe's problems are seen as internal, and instead should be understood in the global context, where humanity is facing the most important challenges it has ever had.
He claims that Europe is stronger (for good or bad) than most observers believe, and so resolving its current problems should be a priority even to the British.
The award ceremony took place last Thursday (3 December) at the European Parliament, and was attended by the former President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz.
The European Book Prize was founded in 2007 to promote European values and a better understanding of the European Union as a cultural entity.