Thatcher adviser speaks on faith and politics
Posted September 17, 2008; 05:31 p.m.
A policy adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will deliver a talk titled "'Doing God in 10 Downing Street': The Relationship between Faith and Politics in a Postmodern World" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in McCosh 50.
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach was a key domestic policy adviser to Thatcher from 1985 to 1990 and was a chief architect of the British government's privatization and deregulation programs. He is currently vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International, focusing on issues relating to private equity, U.K. and Asian operations, and business development activities worldwide.
Griffiths chairs the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth Fund and Christian Responsibility in Public Affairs, two charitable trusts. The author of several books on monetary policy and Christian ethics, he has written and lectured extensively on economic issues and the relationship of the Christian faith to politics and business.
The talk is designated as the Princeton Lecture in Religion and Ethics and is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion.