In 1215 at Runnymede, near the River Thames in Surrey, England’s King John signed Magna Carta. Originally a peace treaty between the King and his barons, this "Great Charter" became one of the most significant legal documents in world. Promoting the idea that no-one is above the law, its clauses form the basis of legal systems around the world. This talk discusses Magna Carta’s history and profound impact upon our world today.
Image Credit: Magna Carta, 1215 (British Library Cotton MS Augustus II.106)
David CarpenterProfessor of Medieval History,King's College London
Thomas CogswellProfessor of History, University of California, Riverside
Lubna QassimExecutive Vice President, Group Company Secretary & General Counsel, ENBD; UAE Alliances Director, British Business Group
In collaboration with British Embassy Abu Dhabi
Lubna Qassim, Executive Vice President, Group Company Secretary & General Counsel, ENBD; UAE Alliances Director, British Business Group
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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