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Third Way, Third Sector

The voluntary or third sector is expected to make a major contribution to the development and implementation of Tony Blair's Third Way.

On Monday 7 June, the Centre for Voluntary Organisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science will hold a one day policy seminar to bring together leading experts and key players in the field - academics, policy makers and practitioners - for a discussion of the critical questions and key issues of the Third Way - Third Sector debate:

Key speakers include:

  • LSE Director, Professor Anthony Giddens;
  • Lord Dahrendorf;
  • Professor Nicholas Deakin who chaired the Commission on the Future of the Voluntary Sector;
  • Chief Charity Commissioner Richard Fries;
  • Geoff Mulgan, Downing Street Policy Unit;
  • Susie Parsons, Commission for Racial Equality;
  • Malcolm Wicks MP; and
  • David Willetts MP

Dr Helmut Anheier, CVO's new Director, said: 'The voluntary sector has become more important in political and economic terms than ever before; we now have to stand back and ask what this means for Britain and the future of our society.'

This symposium is the first of a series of events that will address key issues facing the voluntary sector and help establish CVO as the central platform for public policy debate in this field, both here in Britain and in Europe. The seminar takes place from 10am - 5pm in the Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A

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For further information contact:

Colin Rochester 0171 955 6651; Email: C.Rochester@lse.ac.uk| or Jane Schiemann 0171 955 7205; Email: I.J.Schiemann@lse.ac.uk|

2 June 1999

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