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The TH Marshall Fellowship Programme: a symposium led by Lord Dahrendorf on Citizenship and Social Policy in 21st Century Europe

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosts a symposium on Citizenship and Social Policy in 21st Century Europe on Tuesday 18 January.

Lord Dahrendorf, former director of LSE and a research professor of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), Professors Howard Glennerster and Jane Lewis, LSE, and Professor Stephan Leibfried, University of Bremen, will participate in this lively debate on European unification, citizenship and social policy.

The symposium celebrates the TH Marshall Fellowship Programme, an exchange programme established in 2003 between LSE, WZB, and the Centre for Social Policy Research (CeS), University of Bremen, with support from the Volkswagen Foundation.

  • Lord Dahrendorf is a former director of LSE and a research professor of the Social Science Research Centre (WZB).
  • Howard Glennerster is professor emeritus of social administration and co-director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE.
  • Jane Lewis is professor of social policy at LSE.
  • Stephan Leibfried is professor of comparative social policy and social administration, University of Bremen

Howard Davies, director of LSE, and Professor Jürgen Kocka, president of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) will co chair the event.

Citizenship and Social Policy in 21st Century Europe is on Tuesday 18 January at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required

Ends:

  • To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk 
  • For more information on the TH Marshall Fellowship Programme, contact Simon Marsh: email s.marsh@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7107 5258.

Notes:

The TH Marshall Fellowship Programme
LSE, the WZB and CeS, Bremen, with the support of a generous grant from the Volkswagen Foundation, established the T H Marshall Fellowship Programme as a way to link social policy theory and practice across national borders and creating a pan-European network of social policy practitioners and researchers.

The programme is inspired by the contributions of TH Marshall, a key theoretician of the formative stage of western welfare states. Marshall held the first British chair in sociology in 1944 - LSE's Martin White Chair - and was linked to Germany by two key experiences: as a prisoner of war in WWI and as a commissioner in the British Control Commission 1949/50.

Over three years, starting with the 2004-05 academic year, up to twelve individuals - six academics or social policy practitioners from the UK and six from Germany - will have the opportunity to spend from three to twelve months as guest researchers in the opposite country, exploring key questions of social policy they have encountered in their own professional work in a comparative, European context.

To read the full press release on the TH Marshall Fellowship Programme, click here| 

10 January 2005

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