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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 student 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:

  • Volunteering in Uganda: another side of the story
    A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog entry on the LSE Careers site about my experience volunteering for Lively Minds in Uganda, particularly about what led me to volunteer and why. Now, I can succintly say that by choosing to volunteer in an organisation like Lively Minds I was able to witness how improving early childhood care and […]
  • Why did I participate in the MIINT competition?
    I joined the MIINT competition, because I believe that impact investing offers a great chance/opportunity for a synergistic collaboration with the public sector. Impact investing has enormous potential to help address development challenges in emerging economies. It can also act as a strategic partner of governments in advanced economies to tackle social issues; especially now when it is critical to […]
  • 5 questions with Shan Aman-Rana, an MPA Teaching Fellow in Economics
    We spoke to Shan Aman-Rana, winner of the LSE¬†Class Teacher Award in 2015-2016 and who was also nominated by her students as LSE’s most inspirational teacher. Shan is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics. Read on to find out her answers to our five questions… Tell us a little bit about yourself. What brought you to the London […]



Please see below a list of up and coming events:  

EMPA Information Session

Time:  18.00 onwards (UK time)

Date:  21 July 2016

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 Information Session

Time:  14:30-15:30 (UK time)

Date:  12 August 2016

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.