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LSE Election Night 2024

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science

Online public event

Join LSE academics and guest speakers for an evening of lively analysis, debate and conversation covering the winners, losers, and the consequences for the UK and the rest of the world.

Will Sir Keir Starmer’s reformed Labour take power after the Party’s 14 years in opposition? Has Rishi Sunak done enough to keep some of the “blue wall” standing? What might the results in Scotland mean for the future of the United Kingdom. 


9.15pm - 9.20pm Welcome

Tony Travers, Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy, Visiting Professor at the Department of Government, Director of LSE London, LSE.

9.20pm - 9.55pm Panel 1: Introduction to British politics

Tim Bale (@ProfTimBale), Professor of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London.
Elinor Goodman, journalist and former Political Editor of Channel 4 News.
Laura Serra (@Laura__Serra), Research Officer, Department of Government, LSE.

Chair: Tony Travers, Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy, Visiting Professor at the Department of Government, Director of LSE London, LSE.

9.55pm - 10.15pm Live coverage of Exit Poll with thoughts from our panellists

10.15pm - 11.00pm Panel 2: Domestic policy

Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics, European Institute, LSE.
Andrew Street (@andrewdstreet), Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy, LSE.
Wendy Thomson, Vice-Chancellor, University of London.

Chair: Rocco Friebel (@r_friebel), Associate Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy, LSE.

11.00pm - 11.45pm Panel 3: The British economy

Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economics, LSE.
Richard Davies, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE.
Eshe Nelson (@eshelouise), reporter, The New York Times.

Chair: Vanessa Rubio Márquez (@VRubioMarquez), Associate Dean for Extended Education, School of Public Policy, LSE.

11.45pm - 12.30am Panel 4: Foreign policy

Iain Begg (@IainBeggLSE), Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute, LSE.
Michael Cox, Founding Director of LSE IDEAS.
Stephanie Rickard (@SJRickard), Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, LSE.
Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz), Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, LSE.

Chair: Alexander Evans (@aiaevans), Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy, MPA in Data Science for the Public Policy Programme, LSE.

12.30am - 1.15am Panel 5: AI, fake news and the media

Nick Anstead (@NickAnstead), Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE.
Helen Margetts, Professor of Society and the Internet, University of Oxford.
Julie Posetti (@julieposetti), Professor of Journalism, City, University of London and Global Director of Research at the International Center for Journalists.

Chair: Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett), Director of Polis and the Polis/LSE JournalismAI project, LSE.

1.15am - 1.55am Panel 6: The future of liberal democracy

Chris Anderson (@soccerquant), Ralf Dahrendorf Professor of European Politics and Society, European Institute, LSE.
Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB), Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, LSE.
Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco), Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Chair: Julia Black, Professor of Law, LSE Law School, LSE.

1.55am - 2.00am Closing remarks

Tony Travers, Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy, Visiting Professor at the Department of Government, Director of LSE London, LSE.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEGE24

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This event is supported by the Department of Government and the School of Public Policy.


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