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Annual Lecture 2022

The 2022 School of Public Policy Annual Lecture featured a conversation between Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, and Andrés Velasco, Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy, who discussed the future of liberalism.






The discussion investigated the tenants of liberalism, the space for liberalism in the face of far-right politics, liberalism and climate change, liberalism and the post-pandemic increase in regulation by state(s), and the liberal principles of debate.


If you missed the talk, you can watch recordings of the event at various places on the School of Public Policy channels:

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Meet our speaker and chair

Zanny Minton Beddoes (@zannymb) is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. She is a renowned global economics expert, sought-after for her authoritative perspectives on the world economy. She previously worked at the IMF, and as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland.

Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

More about this event

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