Philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke was born almost 300 years ago, but his political thought still resonates around the world. Born in Ireland and a member of the British Parliament, he rejected American independence, but was sympathetic to the grievances of the colonies. He opposed the French revolution, slave trade and the British East India Company. Burke believed revolutions and imperialism had a way of unleashing monsters. History has proven him right… again and again.
Over wine and tapas, we shall discuss Burke’s legacy and why he still matters.
The Salon is hosted by the Ambassador of Spain, José Ramón García Hernández, who has written a doctoral thesis on Edmund Burke.
Ambassador Hernández will share his insights on why today’s global politics still make Burke relevant.
Remarks by H. E. Keith McBean, Ambassador of Ireland; H. E. Ulises Canchola Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico; and Mr José Juan López Portillo, Counsellor at the Embassy of Mexico in charge of innovation and knowledge economy. He has written a paper on ‘Why Read Edmund Burke Today.’