Geoff Mulgan, head of policy in the UK prime minister's office, will look at the uneasy relationship between morality and power in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 4 May.
He will focus on the relationship between morality and governmental power, as it has (and has not) changed over time, taking a historical perspective. In this context, the lecture will include some thoughts on structures of government, and on the ethos and sense of vocation of public servants.
Geoff Mulgan has been head of policy in the UK prime minister's office since 2003, and director of the Strategy Unit since 2001. He is leaving government this year and takes up the post as director of the Institute of Community Studies in September 2004. He has worked as special adviser to the prime minister on social policy issues and was previously the founder and director of Demos. He is author of Connexity and Life After Politics and is currently a visiting professor in the Government Department at LSE.
Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event, which is free and open to all with no ticket required.
Good and Bad Government: change and continuity in the uneasy relationship between morality and power is on Tuesday 4 April at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A.
To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk
To read a transcript of Geoff Mulgan's lecture, please click here
Transcripts of other LSE public lectures can be found at http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicLecturesAndEvents/eventsTranscripts.htm
26 April 2004