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Belfast Festival at Queen’s: An Audience with Paddy Ashdown

Elmwood Hall, 20 Oct 8:30pm

Paddy Ashdown has led a life packed with drama and adventure; Royal Marine Commando, a member of the Special Boat Service, a diplomat, a Member of Parliament and leader of his party.

Most recently, he has been appointed the international community’s High Representative in war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Now he has told the full story in his autobiography, A Fortunate Life, published by Aurum Press.

Join him for a fascinating evening about his life and times, taking questions and signing his book. “I have, so far at least, led a most fortunate life. I was soldier at the end of the golden age of imperial soldiering; a politician while politics was still a calling rather than a profession and an international peace builder backed by Western power, before Iraq and Afghanistan drained the West of both influence and morality.”

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