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Dame Tessa Jowell joins LSE

LSE has appointed former Olympic Minister and Culture Secretary, Dame Tessa Jowell MP, as a Professor of Practice on a part-time basis. She will be working with LSE Cities and the Department of Government on a range of academic and outreach initiatives.

Tessa Jowell will stand down from UK Parliament at the next election in May 2015, having served as an MP for the London constituency of Dulwich and West Norwood since 1992.

Tessa JowellThrough her career in public service, Tessa Jowell has developed extensive experience of regeneration, urban policy and building the human capital of residents in inner city and deprived areas. She was Secretary of State for the Culture, Media and Sports for the UK Government from 2001 to 2007, and Minister for the Olympics responsible for guiding the successful 2012 Olympic Games in London and setting up the dynamics for a long-term legacy in East London. She was Minister for Women in 2006-2007 and has been awarded a Menschel Senior Fellowship in advanced leadership at Harvard University School of Public Health.

At LSE she will contribute to teaching and research activities across departments, take part in the Urban Age conference on ‘Governing Urban Futures’ in Delhi in November 2014 and will coordinate a public seminar series on key issues facing Londoners from January 2015.

On Monday 8 December 2014, she will also deliver an inaugural public lecture in LSE’s Sheikh Zayed Theatre on ‘Building Capacity in Urban Communities’, chaired by Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE.