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LSE welcomes the Prime Minister of New Zealand

Thursday 21 February 2002, 2.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand, will give a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 21 February.

Her lecture is entitled: Implementing a progressive agenda in a small country after 15 years of neo-liberalism: New Zealand's Experience.

Professor Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy at LSE, said: "New Zealand from 1984 to the late 1990s underwent the most far-reaching and most sustained free market reforms of any capitalist society since the Second World War. Mrs Thatcher's government was timid in comparison.

"Discontent rose to the point where a clearly social democratic coalition was elected in 1999, headed by Helen Clark, formerly a university lecturer in Political Science. In this speech Helen Clark will give an account of how her government is implementing progressive policies in the face of an initially very hostile business community."

The lunchtime lecture will be chaired by LSE Director, Professor Anthony Giddens.

This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Members of the public can obtain a ticket by either phoning the public lecture ticket line on 020 7955 6100 or by e-mailing events@lse.ac.uk| leaving your name, mailing address and the title of the lecture and a ticket will be sent in the post.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

13 February 2002

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