Home > Public events > In Conversation with.............

 

In Conversation with.............

SAWTo mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre|, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40 years, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Students’ Union| of LSE are organising a series of ‘in conversation’ events with some of the School's distinguished alumni. These events will take place in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and will be open to LSE students, alumni and staff.

The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre will transform the student social experience
at LSE by providing our students with the best students' centre in the UK. As well as providing the Students’ Union with a new home, this architecturally striking new building has state of the art facilities giving a platform to our students’ passions and activities beyond what they are taught in lectures and classrooms.

We hope that as many members of the School community will come along to one of these events to celebrate this new chapter in LSE’s history.

We are pleased to announce the following events in this series.

In Conversation with Rohan Silva| @rohan__silva
|
Date: Tuesday 25 February 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm

Rohan Silva is entrepreneur in residence at Index Ventures and a research affiliate at MIT. Rohan is also a policy fellow at Cambridge University and serves on the Boards of Trustees at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the London Contemporary Music Festival He is a former senior policy adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron. Rohan is an alumnus of LSE, having graduated with a MSc in Government.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSESawSwee

A podcast of this event is now available, please visit In Conversation with Rohan Silva podcast|.

In Conversation with Bronwyn Curtis
|
Date: Monday 3 March 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm

Bronwyn Curtis is a non-executive director of JPM Asian Investment Trust PLC, vice chairman of the Society of Business Economists, a board member of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a former member of the Council at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also on the advisory board at Imperial College Business School, as well as a member of The Times newspaper’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee. She was HSBC’s head of global research and senior advisor, HSBC Global Banking and Markets; Previously Bronwyn was head of European broadcasting and managing editor at Bloomberg. Her other senior roles include global head of currency and fixed income strategy at Deutsche Bank and chief economist at Nomura International. She has also worked for the World Bank and the United Nations on commodity based projects in Africa, LATAM and Asia. Bronwyn has a Master's degree from the LSE, and is an economics graduate of La Trobe University, Australia.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSESawSwee

A podcast of this event is now available, please visit In Conversation with Bronwyn Curtis podcast|.

In Conversation with Martin Lewis| @MartinSLewis
|
Date: Thursday 13 March
Time: 6.30-8pm

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, is an award-winning campaigning TV and radio presenter, newspaper columnist, author and, according to Google, the most searched-for British man. He has his own evening ITV programme - The Martin Lewis Money Show - and is resident expert on This Morning, Daybreak and BBC Radio 5 Live's Consumer Panel, amongst others. He first moved to London to study Government and Law at the LSE, where he then spent a year as general secretary of the Students' Union.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSESawSwee

A podcast of this event is now available, please visit In Conversation with Martin Lewis podcast|.

In Conversation with Daniel Finkelstein| @Dannythefink
|
Date: Thursday 20 March 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm

Daniel Finkelstein is a weekly columnist, leader writer and associate editor of The Times. Before joining the paper in 2001, he was adviser to both Prime Minister John Major and Conservative leader William Hague. Daniel was named Political Commentator of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2010, 2011 and 2013. He graduated from LSE with a BSc in Economics.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSESawSwee

A podcast of this event is now available, please visit In Conversation with Daniel Finkelstein podcast|.

In Conversation with Cherie Blair|
Date: Thursday 1 May
Time: 6.30-8pm

Wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, leading lawyer and committed campaigner for women’s rights, Cherie founded the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in 2008 to help women build small and growing businesses in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies. She is also Chancellor of the Asian University for Women which seeks to educate girls from within the region to become leaders.

Cherie graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a law degree and was called to the Bar in 1976. She became a Queen’s Counsel in 1995 and in 2000 co-founded Matrix Chambers. Cherie is the Co-Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP, a law firm based in London that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporates and private clients. Cherie currently also sits as a part-time judge and is an accredited mediator.

Each event will see the visiting speaker in conversation with a member of the LSE community for around 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. A drinks reception will then follow, which is open to all the audience to attend along with the speaker. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSESawSwee

More events in this series will be announced soon.

Share:Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|