Round Table on the legacies of the Atlantic Charter in contemporary politics

In the context of the 80th anniversary of the Atlantic Charter and Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, this conference seeks to reflect on understandings of sovereignty, self-determination and self-government, their place in public discourse and their translation into British policies – local, national and international. 

Chair: Mélanie Torrent, Université de Picardie Jules Verne/Institute of Commonwealth Studies/Institut universitaire de France


  • Peter Clegg (University of the West of England)
  • Harshan Kumarasingham (University of Edinburgh)
  • Henning Melber (Nordic Africa Institute/Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
  • Pauline Schnapper (Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3)

This roundtable session was part of the Afterlives of the Atlantic Charter: sovereignty, self-determination and self-government in British politics since 1941 Conference which was organised and supported by Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institut universitaire de France, Université de Picardie Jules Verne/CORPUS and Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin/CHCSC.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Peter Clegg, Harshan Kumarasingham, Henning Melber and Pauline Schnapper
Event date: 
Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 4:00pm