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The UK During the 70 Year Reign of Elizabeth II

Hosted by the LSE School of Public Policy and the Department of Government

Online and in-person public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)

Speakers

Professor Sir Tim Besley

Professor Sir Tim Besley

Dr Tania Burchardt

Dr Tania Burchardt

Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox

Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon

Chair

Baroness Shafik

Baroness Shafik

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee occurs during a period of remarkable social, economic and political upheaval, both in the UK and globally. This event will explore how the UK has changed during the 70 years of the Queen’s reign and will consider how the UK’s: economy, government and politics, social policy and foreign relations have evolved between 1952 and 2022.

Meet our speakers and chair

Tim Besley is Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE.

Tania Burchardt is Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and Deputy Director of STICERD at LSE.

Michael Cox is an Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. He was a Founding Director of LSE IDEAS and currently sits on the steering committee of the Ralph Miliband Programme.

Anthony Seldon (@AnthonySeldon) is a British educator and contemporary historian. As an author, he is known for his political biographies of Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May. Anthony is an alumnus of LSE.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She is an alumna of LSE. Her new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, is out now. She is co-chair of the Economy 2030 Inquiry commission.

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