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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:

  • 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 […]
  • What if the internet “breaks”? By Antony Declercq
    Watch Antony Declercq, a second year MPA student discuss What if the internet “breaks”? at the independently organised TEDx event with Goodenough College on the 2016 theme of                           “Breaking Boundaries”. Antony is also a digital governance researcher who focuses on making the notion of “global digital citizenship” real. As a […]
  • MPA Capstone video
    Many MPA students and alumni consider their MPA Capstone project as the highlight of the two year programme. The course is a key part of the MPA core curriculum and is designed to ensure that students have an intensive and closely supervised experience of working in a group on a real-world public policy project. The Capstone groups tackle socially relevant and […]



Please see below a list of up and coming events:  

EMPA Information Session

Time:  12:00 onwards (UK time)

Date:  07 September 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:  01 September 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.

Anti-Semitism in the Modern Age

An LSE Religion and the Public Sphere lecture

Time: 6.30-8pm

Date: Wednesday 7 September 2016

Venue: CLM 3.02, 3rd floor, Clement House

Speaker: Professor Yehuda Bauer

Chair: Professor Janet Hartley