Chris Patten

Former Governor of Hong Kong; University of Oxford

The Right Honourable Chris Patten was a Conservative MP from 1979-1992 and held a number of senior posts. In 1992 he was appointed as the last governor of Hong Kong, and oversaw the handover of the colony to China in 1997. From 2000-2004 he was the European Commissioner for Foreign Relations and is currently chancellor of the University of Oxford.

Featured Work

Cousins and Strangers by Chris Patten

FEB 7, 2006 Podcast

Cousins and Strangers: America, Britain, and Europe in a New Century

According to Chris Patten, Europe wants to be a partner to the United States rather than a rival. Meanwhile, America and Europe both need to ...

NOV 14, 2001 Transcript

The European Union's Foreign Policy: Making a Difference in the World

Chris Patten explains Europe's role in the 21st century and why a multilateralist approach is needed to address "the dark side of globalization."