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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:

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    I am the captain of Team Kanekta who competed in the Regional Finals of the biggest social entrepreneurship student competition in the world – the Hult Prize. It was created in partnership with Clinton Global Initiative and the Hult International Business School in order to nurture the next generation of social entrepreneurs. Forming Team Kanekta Team Kanekta participated in the […]
  • Achieving my dream: participating in the MIINT competition
    I dream big when it comes to my aspiration to lead and deliver social change. I am thankful to the LSE Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme which supported my hope of leading a team of MPA students to represent LSE in the MBA Impact Investing Network Training (MIINT) at the Wharton Business School. The UK National Advisory Board to […]
  • How political scientists got Trump exactly wrong
    One of the major casualties of the 2016 election season has been the reputation of political science, a discipline whose practitioners had largely dismissed Donald Trump’s chances of gaining the Republican nomination. Lloyd Gruber describes just how wrong political scientists were about Trump, and explains why they should have been able to predict his success. Looking ahead to the fall […]



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 July 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.

Protecting South Africa's fragile democracy

Institute of Public Affairs and Africa Centre Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016

Time:  6.30-8pm

Venue: LSE campus, venue TBC to ticketholders

Speaker: Mmusi Maimane

Respondent: Dr Kate Orkin

Chair: Professor Tim Allen

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can now be requested.             

LSE students and staff are able to collect one ticket from the SU shop, located on Lincolns Chambers, 2-4 Portsmouth Street from 10am on Tuesday 14 June.