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Secretary general of the OECD to speak at LSE

Angel Gurría, secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will give a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 1 March. His lecture is entitled New Global Economic Challenges: charting the course for policy responses.

This lecture is one in a series of events to be held at LSE next week as part of Mexican Week, which is organised by the LSESU Mexican Society and runs this year from Tuesday 27 February to Thursday 1 March. A debate on Social Development Priorities and Policies| will be held from 4-6pm on Thursday 1 March.

Angel Gurría took up the position of secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 1 June 2006 following a distinguished career in Mexico's public service, including two ministerial posts: Mr Gurria served as Mexican minister of foreign affairs from December 1994 to January 1998 and minister of finance and public credit from January 1998 to December 2000.

Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event which is hosted by LSE and LSESU Grimshaw Club.

New Global Economic Challenges: charting the course for policy responses is on Thursday 1 March 2007 at 6.30-8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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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 Mexican Week at LSE, contact Mario Gonzalez, email m.a.Gonzalez1@lse.ac.uk| 

23 February 2007

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