Past events

Dialogue on creating an EU Capital Markets Union - 23 February 2015

The Systemic Risk Centre at LSE and Goldman Sachs co-hosted an event on creating an EU Capital Markets Union.

The timely conference, which followed the release of the EU Commission’s Green Paper on CMU on 18th February, brought together leaders in banking, regulation, government and academia to discuss the potential benefits of a union and the obstacles which may impede its creation.

Attracting corporate research funding while safeguarding academic independence - 5 February 2015

Julia Black, Pro Director for Research at LSE, was joined by an expert panel to discuss the benefits of academics working with the corporate sector before an audience of LSE academics and professional services staff.

The panel was made up of Dr Susan Liautaud, Founder and CEO of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, Mandy Cormack, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expert at Cranfield University and previously head of CSR at Unilever, and Mark Selby, a telecoms industry professional whose career at Nokia included global responsibility for new technology and service ecosystems.

LSE Abraaj Private Equity Programme Launch - 27 September 2010

A new initiative on the research and teaching of private equity has been launched at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in association with the Financial Markets Group and the LSE's Finance Department.  The initiative is supported by Abraaj Capital, the largest private equity group in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA). 

For more information about the research programme, please contact the Corporate Relations Unit on 020 7106 1148.  For further information on the event itself, please contact the Financial Markets Group directly.

Sovereign Capital Flows: Policies and Tools - 24 September 2010

This conference, held in association with LSE Global Governance, brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss critical issues in Sovereign Wealth Fund operation and the global financial structure.

If you have any queries about this event please contact Corporate Relations on 020 7106 1148 or email

Humboldt 2.0: New Dynamics of University - Business Collaboration in the European Knowledge Community - 17-19 September 2008

The third international University-Business workshop; sponsored by First London PLC in Berlin on 17-19 September 2008 in collaboration with LSE Corporate Relations, Archimede and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and our event partners, the European School of Management and Technology, focused on university-business research partnerships and research innovation.

For further information please telephone 020 7106 1148 or e-mail

'Future of News' - Seminars

Throughout 2006-2007, POLIS (a joint initiative between LSE and the London College of Communication) will be hosting 'Future of News'. Future of News is an exclusive series of high-powered private seminars focusing on a range of issues relating to journalism and the influences which will shape global, national and local media in the future.

See Seminar Programme for an outline of seminar topics, speakers and dates.

Academic Alliances & Corporate Partnerships - 21-23 March 2007

Following on from the success of the Managing Research Dynamics workshop hosted by LSE Corporate Relations in December 2005, another workshop was held on the topic of Academic Alliances and Corporate Partnerships with a focus on Asia. LSE again collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For further information please telephone 020 7106 1148 or e-mail

3rd LSE Asia Forum, New Delhi - 7 December 2006

The 3rd LSE Asia Forum took place on 7 December 2006 in New Delhi, India. The Forum is a focal point of the School's wider Asia strategy, which is to develop the School's historical relationship with this rapidly developing region. The strategy forms part of a wider international strategy which has at its core alliances and partnerships as a means of broadening research and teaching offerings and enhancing the School's international reputation.

See LSE Asia Forum for more information.

The Future of Universities - June 2006

This briefing was the first in an occasional series of events hosted by Corporate Relations that aims to bring together policy makers, business-people and academics around issues of mutual interest where LSE has a recognised research strength.

Presentations were made by Nick Barr, Professor in public economics at LSE and Nick Butler, Senior VP strategy and policy development at BP.

Managing Research Dynamics - 'Interactive Research Transfer & Business University Partnerships' - December 2005

A two day workshop hosted by LSE and MIT Corporate Relations focusing on university-business research partnerships and research innovation. Presentations and notes from the workshop are available to download - please click on the above link.

Urban Age - Conference Series (2005-2006)

The principle aim of Urban Age is to shape the thinking and practice of urban leaders. The two-year conference series is the first step towards the creation of an ongoing forum which will debate and influence how the city is studied, planned and managed. Previous conferences include: New York (February 05), Shanghai (July 05), London (November 05), Mexico City (February 06) and Johannesburg (July 06) and Berlin (November 2006).

To find out more see Urban Age.