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The School of Public Policy frequently hosts public and private events encompassing a broad range of public policy topics, both of a national and international focus.

Upcoming Events

Lent Term 2020

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The Implications of Brexit for the UK Economy 

Monday 27 January 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Strategist at challenger wealth manager Netwealth and Board Member of Bank of China (UK); Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, CEBR and Professor John Van Reenen, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service and Ronald Coase Chair in Economics, Department of Economics, LSE.

Chair: Professor Waltraud Schelkle, Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Beveridge 2.0 Symposium: Priorities for Reforming Transfer Programmes

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 14:15-18:30

Speakers: Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics, LSE Department of Economics; Dr Xavier Jaravel, Assistant Professor of Economics, LSE Department of Economics; Professor Ian Gough, Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion and Associate at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE; Professor Mary Kaldor, Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, LSE Department of International Development; Professor Sir Julian LeGrand, Professor of Social Policy, Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, LSE; Dr Kitty Stewart, Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy and Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE; and Dr Malcolm Torry, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Department of Social Policy, and Director of the Citizen's Basic Income Trust.

Venue: 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Room 1.04

Hosted by Beveridge 2.0: Redefining the social contract.

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Brexit - third time lucky?

Friday 31 January 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Vicky Pryce, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; and Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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February 2020

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The Future of Anglo-German relations: beyond Brexit 

Monday 3 February 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former British MP, and previous UK Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary; and Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute, School of Public Policy and the Dahrendorf Forum, a project of LSE IDEAS.

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'Brexit’ and the future of British Politics 

Monday 17 February 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute, LSE; and Professor Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy, LSE.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Past Events 

2019-20

Michaelmas Term

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SPP Women's Network

Policy relating to gender-based violence 

Thursday 05 December 2019, 19:00-20:30

Speaker: Naasu Fofanah, policy advisor and advocate in Sierra Leone.

Venue: 32L.G.03, 32 Lincolns Inn Field, LSE.


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Europe 2020: the European year in review

Tuesday 03 December 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Dr Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics at the LSE Department of Economics; Dr Spyros Economides, Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics, European Institute, LSE; Dr Sara Hagemann, Academic Director for the LSE School of Public Policy, and Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, Department of Government, LSE.

Chair: Professor Chris Anderson, Professor in European Politics and Policy, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and the LSE School of Public Policy.

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Regional Economic Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: Stunted by Uncertainty

Monday 02 December 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Alejandro Werner, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF; Dr Veronica Rappoport, Associate Professor of Management, LSE and Second Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina; Jorge Roldos, Assistant Director in the Western Hemisphere Department, Regional Studies Division, IMF.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: CLM 4.02, Clement House, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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Argentina: an update on the crisis

Monday 18 November 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Professor Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Universidad Torcuato di Tella.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: NAB 2.04, New Academic Building, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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The UK and Germany in a Changing Europe

Tuesday 12 November, 19:00-20:15

Speaker: H.E. Dr Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the UK.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone,  Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Women vs Capitalism: why we can't have it all in a free market economy

Monday 11 November 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Speaker: Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research 

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy

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Changing My Mind: Margaret Trudeau on Mental Health

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 18:30-19:30

Speaker: Margaret Trudeau, author, mental-health advocate and former Canadian First Lady.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building.
Admissions: Free but ticketed. Open to SPP staff and students only via registration.

Hosted by the SPP Women's Network and the School of Public Policy.


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Planning New York

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Marisa Lago, Director, New York City Department of City Planning and Chair, City Planning Commission; Professor Tony Travers, Director, LSE London, Visiting Professor, Department of Government and Associate Dean, School of Public Policy.

Chair: Professor Peter Trubowitz, Director, US Centre and Department Head of International Relations, LSE.

Venue: The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy, LSE Cities and LSE United States Centre.

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Brexit Meets its Halloween? Assessing the immediate future for the UK and the EU

Thursday 31 October 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Vicky Pryce, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, and Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Protecting All: Risk Sharing for a Diverse and Diversifying World of Work

Wednesday 30 October, 10:30-12:00

Speakers: Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor in Public Economics, European Institute, LSE; Dr Francesca Bastagli, Principal Research Fellow, Head of Programme - Social Protection and Social Policy, Overseas Development Institute; Truman G. Packard, Lead Economist at the World Bank Group; Michal Rutkowski, Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank Group.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Welcome address: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

Venue: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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SPP Women's Network Annual Launch

Gender Denial: The Greatest Barrier Women Face at Work

Thursday 10 October 2019, 19:00- 20:30

Speakers: Michelle King, Head of the Global Innovation Coalition for Change, UN Women; Belinda Riley, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, EMEIA TAS Talent, EY; Sevi Simavi, Associate Director and Advisor to the Vice President, EBRD; Tamara Gillan, Founder and CEO, Cherry London, and Founder, Wealthiher Network.

Chair: Dr Sara Hagemann, Associate Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy

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The New Approaches of the Belt and Road Initiatives

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Speaker: Professor Huang Renwei, Executive Director-General, Fudan Institute of Belt and Road and Global Governance.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

Venue:  LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and the Institute of Global Affairs

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Prospects for Economic Development in Latin America

Monday 9th September 2019, 16:30-18:00

Speakers: Felipe Larrain, Minister of Finance, Republic of Chile;  Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Chair: Professor Silvana Tenreyro, Professor of Economics, LSE.

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB building (basement)

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2018-19

Summer Term

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LSE's School of Public Policy's Alumni Symposium

Saturday 15 June, 2019

This event included an exciting series of panel discussions featuring our School of Public Policy alumni and faculty. Some of the topics covered included public policy, technology, Brexit, cities and climate change. The inaugural Dean of LSE's School of Public Policy, Professor Andres Velasco also delivered a keynote speech.


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In conversation with Sergio Fajardo Valderrama

Tuesday 14 May, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, Colombian politician and mathematician.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, the Dean of the School of Public Policy.

This event was co-hosted with LSE's Latin America and Latin American Centre, with the LSE SU Colombian Society providing some financial support. 

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Exchange rates and monetary policy frameworks in EMEs: Where do we stand?

Thursday 2 May, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Agustín Carstens,General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, the Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Hosted by the School of Public policy and LSE's Financial Markets Group, Systemic Risk Centre and the Centre For Macroeconomics. 

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Lent Term

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American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

Thursday 4 April, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: William J. Burns, author of ‘The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal’ and president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace (@CarnegieEndow). He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a thirty-three year diplomatic career.

Chair: Professor Christopher Coker, Professor of International Relations at LSE and Director of LSE IDEAS, LSE’s foreign policy think tank. 

This event was co-hosted by the LSE Department of Government and the School of Public Policy

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Brexit: the Constitution and the future of the UK

Tuesday 19 February, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor in the Centre for British Politics and Government, King’s College London.

Discussant: Catherine Haddon, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice in the Department of Government.

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Michaelmas Term

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Avoiding the Avoidable: Comparative Approaches to Patient Safety

Thursday 13 December, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Rob Behrens, Parliamentary Health and Service Ombudsman; Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Chair: Dr Simon Bastow, Assistant Professorial Lecturer, the School of Public Policy, LSE.  

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Policy-Making in an Age of Populism - Launch of the School of Public Policy

Thursday 29 November, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Jason Furman, Professor at the John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at New America; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

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Future Politics: living together in a world transformed by tech

Tuesday 6 November, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Jamie Susskind, author, speaker, and practising barrister.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of LSE’s School of Public Policy and a Professor in the Department of Government.

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2017-18

Summer Term

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Sir Nick Clegg: flying the flag for openness: why liberalism still matters

Tuesday 12 June, 18:00-19:30

Speaker: Sir Nick Clegg, served as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2015 and as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of LSE’s School of Public Policy and a Professor in the Department of Government.

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Michaelmas Term

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Robert Peston: WTF: what the f--- happened and what happens next? 

Monday 6 November, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Robert Peston, ITV's political editor, presenter of the politics show Peston on Sunday and founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools

Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

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Post-Truth: why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it

Wednesday 18 October, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Evan Davis, presenter on Newsnight (BBC 2), The Bottom Line (Radio 4) and Dragons’ Den (BBC 2).

Chair: Professor Charlie Beckett, Director of LSE's Commission on Truth, Trust and Technology, and Director of Polis, LSE's journalism think-tank.

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2016-17

Summer Term

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Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London

Monday 10 July, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

Discussants: Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme; Sadie Morgan, founding director of leading architectural practice dRMM; Jackie Sadek, founder and Chief Executive of UK Regeneration (UKR).

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Director of the IPA and LSE London, Professor in the Department of Government.

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Download the brochure for 'Good Growth By Design' (pdf).