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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:

  • Knock-knock-knockin’ on voters’ doors to increase participation in the 2016 London mayoral election
    In this blog post, Sebastian Rodriguez Perez, an Executive Master of Public Administration student, summarizes his work in encouraging East Londoners to vote for the Liberal Democratic party in the 2016 Mayor of London and London Assembly elections. He carried out a Randomised Evaluation Experiment which measured the effect of personal canvassing and leafleting appeals on voter turnout when a partisan message […]
  • From studying EC455 to a summer internship at the OECD
    There is something thrilling about pressing enter on your computer keyboard and waiting that quarter-second to see whether the regression command you entered into the STATA software has produced the three coveted asterisks. The three coveted asterisks which signify whether your results are statistically significant – or in other words, meaningful. These three asterisks mean that whatever idea you had […]
  • How can you protect South Africa’s fragile democracy? Dalia Majongwe considers the words of Mmusi Maimane
    Dalia Majongwe is entering her second year of the LSE Master of Public Administration. Below, she shares her thoughts on the salient themes present within Mmusi Maimane’s lecture on ‘Protecting South Africa’s Fragile Democracy’.  LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs and the Africa Centre organised a public lecture to explore the views of the South African leader, Mmusi Maimane on “Protecting South Africa’s Fragile Democracy”. #LSESAfrica […]



Please see below a list of up and coming events:  

EMPA Information Session

Time:  18:00 onwards

Date:  12 October 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 Online Information Session

Time:  14:30-15:30 (UK time)

Date:  TBC - the next MPA Online Information Session will be held in the second half of October 2016. Please check back soon for details.

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.