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Tel: +44 (0)20 7106 1247


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5234

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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:

  • 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 […]
  • My reflections on the LSE-SIPA MPA dual degree
    In this blog post, Laura Muller explains her motivations for pursuing a dual-degree Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), New York, with a concentration at SIPA in International Finance. Laura’s professional background is in Finance, having worked in Goldman Sachs (Wealth Management), J.P. Morgan (Emerging Markets) and Morgan […]



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 End of Religious Freedom and the Return of Religious Influence

LSE Religion and the Public Sphere lecture series

Date: Tuesday 07 February 2017

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Speaker: John Milbank

Chair: Professor Matthew Engelke