One Year On: Lessons Learnt and 'New Normals' in a Post-COVID World

LSE Maryam Forum Conference
Building Transformational Leadership for an Uncertain Future

Programme & recordings

Day 1: Tuesday 8 December 2020 

14:00 – 14:15

Welcome & Opening

Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE

Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Chair, Vision 3

Erik Berglof, Chief Economist - AIIB and LSE

Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi, Institute for Global Affairs, School of Public Policy, LSE

14:15 – 15:00

 

What Do Leaders Need to Change NOW? Maryam Forum Student Session

Co-hosted with Thinking the Unthinkable

Chair: Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi, LSE

Moderators: Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon, Thinking the Unthinkable

Participating students: Katie Alesbury, Mahima Andrew, Doménica Avila Luna, Santina Bevacqua, Paulina Chan, Adrian Fossaceca, Hassan Gali (alumnus), Fernanda Garcia Sanchez, John Gordon, Benjamin Grazda, Omnia Hamza, Mohamad Nassar, Asha Niall, Muskaan Sofet, Karina Rodriguez Villafuerte, Jintao Zhu (all LSE), and Lisa Caroll (University of Kiel)

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15:00 – 16:00

Parallel Sessions, co-hosted with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR):

Speakers: Ricardo Reis (Chair), Arthur Williams Phillips Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Franklin Allen, Professor of Finance and Economics and Director of the Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College London, Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi, Interim Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE and John Gordon, LSE Maryam Forum Student Leader, MSc Economics student, LSE.

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Speakers: Peter Pomerantsev (Chair), Senior Fellow, Agora Institute Johns Hopkins University and Senior Fellow, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE; Chloe Colliver, Head of Digital Policy and Strategy, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD); James Deane, Director of Policy and Research, BBC Media Action; Sophia Gaston, Head of Research, Arena, LSE; Academic Fellow, European Policy Centre in Brussels and Managing Director, British Foreign Policy Group; Delphine Hagand, Executive Director, The Signals Network, Shawn Powers, Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) and Benjamin Grazda, LSE Maryam Forum Student Leader, MSc in Conflict Studies student, LSE.

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16:00 - 17:30

Keynote

Why Does Globalization Fuel Populism, and What Can We Do About It?

Dani Rodrik, ProfessorHarvard Kennedy School in discussion with Sarah Hobolt, ProfessorEuropean Institute, LSE

Chair:  Peter Trubowitz, Professor and Director of the US Centre, LSE

Hosted by the LSE US Centre as part of the Wenger Distinguished Lectures.

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Day 2: Wednesday 9 December 2020

 

14:00 – 14:10

 

Welcome to Day 2 – Round-up of Day 1, Anthony Williams with Piroska Nagy-Mohàcsi, LSE

Video highlights of Day 1: What Do Leaders Need to Change NOW?

14:10 - 15:45

High Level Policy Panel: A New Paradigm for the Post-COVID World

Speakers: Andrés Velasco (Chair), Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE; Anthony Williams (Moderator), Former Journalist, Reuters and Communications, EBRD; Jonathan Black, UK Prime Minister’s G7/G20 Sherpa; Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Jin Liqun, President and Chair, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Minouche Shafik, Director, LSE, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister, Singapore and Chairman, Group of Thirty and Mahima Andrew, Maryam Forum Student Leader, Second Year MPA student, LSE.

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15:45 – 16:45

Parallel Sessions, co-hosted with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR):

Speakers: Adnan Khan (Chair), Professor in Practice, LSE School of Public Policy and Associate, STICERD; Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, LSE and Astrid Haas, Former Policy Director, International Growth Centre (IGC); Justin Parkhurst Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, LSE; Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF and Hassan Gali, LSE Maryam Forum Student Leader, LSE MPP Alumnus currently Policy and Governance Department, EBRD.

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Speakers: Angelo Martelli (Chair), Assistant Professor in European and International Political Economy, European Institute, LSE; Gibril Faal, Director, GK Partners and Visiting Professor in Practice, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE; Dominik Hangartner, Associate Professor, ETH Zurich and LSE; Shaden Khallaf, Senior Policy Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for MENA; Bilal Malaeb, Postdoctoral Research Officer, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE; Tauhid Pasha, Senior Programme Coordinator and Labour Migration Specialist, IOM and Doménica Avila Luna, LSE Maryam Forum Student Leader, Second Year MPA student, LSE.

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Day 3: Thursday 10 December 2020

14:00 – 14:05

Welcome to Day 3 - Round-up of Day 2

14:05 – 14:30

Conversation of the Implications of the US Elections for the World

Speakers: Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po and Research Fellow, CEPR and Michael Cox, Professor and Director, LSE IDEAS.

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14:30 – 15:30

Parallel Sessions, co-hosted with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR):

  • Webinar V: Innovation and Inclusive Growth: How to Transform Global Linkages and Industrial Policy for a New Era

Speakers: Riccardo Crescenzi (Chair), Professor of Economic Geography, LSE and Associate, Centre for International Development; Philippe Aghion, Professor of Economics, LSE; Paulo Bustos, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank; Ricardo Hausmann, Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School; Dalia Marin, Chair in International Economics, University of Munich and Non-Resident Fellow, Bruegel; James Zhan, Senior Director of Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD and Jintao Zhu LSE Maryam Forum Student Leader, 4th Year BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) student.

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  • Webinar VI:Charting a New Path on Climate Change, Oceans and Financial Risks

Speakers: Swenja Surminski (Chair), Head of Adaptation Research, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE; Elod Takats, Principal Economist, Financial Systems and Regulation, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Torsten Thiele, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE and Executive Director, Global Ocean Trust, Oliver Walker, Principal, Natural Resources, Vivid Economics and Karina Rodriguez-Villafuerte, second year Master of Public Administration student, LSE.

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15:30 – 16:30

Changing Policy Making for Good: Discussion with the LSE Maryam Forum Students

Speakers: Andrés Velasco (chair), Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE and former Minister of Finance Chile and Hon. Vanessa Rubio Márquez, Senator and former Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico.

Participating Students: Katie Alesbury, Mahima Andrew, Doménica Avila Luna, Santina Bevacqua, Paulina Chan, Adrian Fossaceca, Hassan Gali (alumnus), Fernanda Garcia Sanchez, John Gordon, Benjamin Grazda, Omnia Hamza, Mohamad Nassar, Asha Niall, Muskaan Sofet, Karina Rodriguez Villafuerte, Zhu Jintao (all LSE), and Lisa Caroll (University of Kiel).

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16:30 – 17:15

Maryam Forum Call to Action – Public Declaration to G7 and G20 and National Leaders

Finalisation and Validation Session, Erik Berglof (Chair), LSE and AIIB; Mandeep Bains, LSE; Piroska Nagy-Mohácsi, LSE and LSE Maryam Forum Students.

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17:15 - 17:30

Closing & Next Steps

Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE

Piroska Nagy-Mohácsi, Institute for Global Affairs, School of Public Policy, LSE

Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Chair, Vision 3

Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and LSE

 17:30 - 18:30

Post-event student-led "Maryam Forum Student Happy Hour"

Hosts: LSE Maryam Forum students

This virtual happy hour session is a fun and friendly way for students to gather from different parts of the globe to network and reflect on this 3-day conference. This session gives students an opportunity to discuss their thoughts on innovative policy recommendation and learnings from thier own geographies. Along with being an informal platform, students take time to brainstorm on ideas that shape their role in inclusive and representative policymaking and their relationship with the Maryam Forum's future initiatives.