LSE launches Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation
Thursday 9 December
Risk pervades everyday life. Commuting by train, eating beef, flying, having a mortgage, living near a chemicals plant and going to watch football are all risky activities which reflect the complex interplay between individuals, organisations, technology and regulatory systems.
The London School of Economics and Political Science is launching an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to investigating the management and regulation of these 'manufactured' risks by organisations and governments.
The Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) has received over £10 million of funding from both public and private sector organisations to support research and teaching programmes.
On Thursday 9 December the Centre will be launched with an inaugural lecture by Professor Michael Power, Director of CARR and PD Leake Professor of Accounting at LSE, titled: The New Risk Management . It will take place at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.
For free tickets contact: Sadler's Wells Box Office T: 0171 863 8222 quoting Risk Lecture.
Contact CARR on T: 0171 955 6577/6198.
CARR will involve LSE academics consolidating existing knowledge and extending understanding of the issues, creating an independent knowledge base, and hosting debates by business and public figures.
A Master's programme in the Management and Regulation of Risk will be established through CARR at LSE.
Professor Michael Power gained a PhD in Philosophy at Cambridge before qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, and then joining LSE. He is the author of The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification (OUP, 1997).
For further information contact:
Michael Power on T: 0171 955 7228
Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office on T: 0171 955 7582
25 November 1999