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The Institute of Public Affairs unites government officials, corporations and the third sector with LSE’s world class faculty and students to shape policy-making debates and ideas. This is the home of LSE’s renowned teaching in public policy and administration.

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Read the latest from the IPA Blog:

  • Piecing together a paradigm and the “Power of Free”
    Every year, LSE students wait in long queues to get to reach the J.P Morgan smoothie bar. You may think they stand in the rain for an hour to network and enhance their career prospects. However, there may be other behavioural phenomena at play. Have you heard of the zero price effect otherwise known as the “power of free”? Dan […]
  • Transforming a business model to change lives in Nairobi
    The LSE Management course MG438 teaches students about Business Model Innovation and how to radically change various parts of a business model.  We also learn how businesses operate at the base of the pyramid (the poorest economic quintile). This is very important when working in social enterprises or consulting in a developing country’s poorest region(s). Much contemporary business education is taught […]
  • What can the Association of South East Asian Nations learn from the European Union?
    The International Conference on ASEAN Development (ICAD) brought students from all over the world to discuss the latest issues and challenges faced by the ASEAN. ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations), which comprises of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, and Indonesia, is celebrating one year of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) establishment. The theme of the […]



Please see below a list of up and coming events:  

EMPA Information Evening

Time:  18:00-19:30 (UK time)

Date:  Monday 06 March 2017

Registration Required

The EMPA run regular information sessions for prospective applicants. Please click on the above link to register.


 MPA events are exclusively for MPA students only and are not open to the public. 

MPA Online Information Session

Time: 14:30-15:30 (UK time)

Date:  Monday 13 February 2017

Registration Required

The MPA run regular information sessions for prospective applicants. Please click on the above link to register.

Public events are free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required unless otherwise stated. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

The New Nationalism: Brexit, Trump and the European Populist Right

On Monday 30 January, the IPA hosted a public lecture with Professor Tony Travers, an editor at The Economist and two far right experts to ask 'Why the upsurge in nationalism?'

The podcast is now available to listen to and download.