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Events

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The School of Public Policy frequently hosts public and private events encompassing a broad range of public policy topics, both of a national and international focus.

Please note, our events programme is taking a summer break and will resume in the new academic year in September.

Upcoming Events

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The Tyranny of Merit: what's become of the common good?

Wednesday 9 September, 6pm-7pm

Speaker: Professor Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University, and author.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy

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Past Events 

2019-20

Summer Term

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Populism in the Post-COVID-19 World

Thursday 23 July 2020 1pm-2.30pm

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Dr Michael Ignatieff, Canadian author, academic and former politician, rector and President of Central European University; Rt Hon Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, responsible for HM Revenue and Customs and the National Infrastructure Strategy; Professor Andrés Velasco, Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Chair: Professor Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and STICERD.

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How to Reform the WTO?

Speakers: Jesus Seade, candidate for WTO Director-General, Chief Negotiator of the USMCA, and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Sir Vince Cable, Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010-2015).

Moderator: Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Programme Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.

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Journalism, Power and Pandemic

Wednesday 15 July 2020, 3pm-4pm

Speakers: Anushka Asthana, editor-at-large for The Guardian, and host of the daily news podcast, Today in FocusPippa Crerar, Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and Parliamentary Press Gallery chair; Annette Dittert, London Bureau Chief of ARD; Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet; Craig Oliver, former No10 Director of Politics & Communications and Editor of BBC News at 6pm & 10pm.

Chair: Professor Charlie Beckett, Professor of Practice, Director of Polis and the Polis/LSE Journalism AI project in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and Department of Media and Communications.

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Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy?

Friday 10 July 2020, 11am-12.30pm

Speakers: Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg and Head of Bloomberg Economics; Professor Stephen Machin, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE; Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.

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Policies to Fight the Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers: Malcolm Geere, Inter-American Development Bank Executive Director for the United Kingdom; Dr Eric Parrado Herrera, Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank; Dr Victoria Nuguer, Senior Researcher, Inter-American Development Bank’s Research Department; Dr Andrew Powell, Principal Advisor in the Research Department (RES), Inter-American Development Bank; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Chair: Professor Gareth Jones, Director, Latin America and Caribbean Centre, LSE and Professor of Urban Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC).

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From Rulership to Leadership: what lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Speakers: Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010); Lindiwe Mazibuko, public leader, speaker, writer and academic fellow, former Leader of the Opposition in South Africa; Professor Vali Nasr, Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister in the Singapore Cabinet, former Deputy Prime Minister (2011-2019); Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

More speakers to be announced soon.

* Part of the Maryam Forum *

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.

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Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading?

Tuesday 30 June 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law, University of Cambridge; Dr Meredith Crowley, Reader in International Economics at the University of Cambridge and Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe (UKCE); Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of British Chambers of Commerce; Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, and Director of The UK in a Changing Europe; Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory. 

Hosted by the LSE European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Financing the SDGs – Can the World Avoid Failure?

Monday 29 June 2020, 1pm-2pm

Speaker: Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group.

Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response

Speakers: Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of Chile (2006–2010 and 2014–2018); Helen Clark, global leader on sustainable development, gender equality and international co-operation, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999 and 2008); Matteo Renzi, Italian Senator for Florence, former Prime Minister of Italy (February 2014-December 2016); Kevin Rudd, President of Asia Society Policy Institute, Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013); Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.

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Do we have the WHO we need? Global Health Governance and Reform

Thursday 25 June 2020, 1.30pm - 3pm

Speakers: Dr Lucie Gadenne, Assistant Professor, University of Warwick and Affiliate, CEPR; Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor, LSE and Fellow, CEPR; Professor Rebecca Kataz, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University Medical Center; Dr Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, LSE.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and CEPR.

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COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Monday 22 June 2020, 4pm- 5:30pm

Speakers: Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Digital Pakistan; Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi; Professor Jishnu Das, Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics,Yale University.

Chair: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice at LSE's School of Public Policy.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy,  Institute of Global Affairs, International Growth Centre and South Asia Centre.

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Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy

Monday 22 June 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Speakers: Professor Sir Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Wolfgang Münchau, Director of Eurointelligence and columnist for the Financial Times; Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. 

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Financing the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Friday 19 June 2020, 3pm- 4.30pm

Speakers: Dr Simeon Djankov, Co-Director for Policy and Research Fellow, Financial Markets Group, LSE and deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Bulgaria (2009 to 2013); Anne-Laure Kiechel, Global Sovereign Advisory; Professor Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Dr Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, LSE School of Public Policy.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs, and  Financial Markets Group Research Centre.

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How did we end up here? Governance lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

Thursday 18 June 2020, 1.30-3pm

Speakers: Professor Karolina Ekholm, Stockholm University and Fellow, CEPR; Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust; Professor Bengt Holmström, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, MIT; Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglöf, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and CEPR.

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Crucial Role of State Capacity in Crisis Response

Tuesday 16 June, 5pm-6.30pm

Speakers: Professor Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE; Professor Margaret Levi, Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

Hosted by LSE's Department of Economics, Institute of Global Affairs, School of Public Policy and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Standford University.

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Digital Currencies and Stable Coins as Crisis Management Tools

Thursday 11 June, 2pm - 3.30pm BST.

Speakers: Benoît Cœuré, Head of the Innovations Hub, Bank for International Settlements; Christina Segal-Knowles, Executive Director for Financial Markets Infrastructure, Bank of England; Professor Ricardo Reis, A. W. Phillips Professor of Economics, LSE and Fellow, CEPR.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and CEPR.

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Fiscal Policies to Support People and Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday 8 June, 3pm-4.30pm

Speakers: Simeon Djankov, Research Fellow, Financial Markets Group, LSE; W. Raphael Lam, Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF; Catherine Pattillo, Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department and Chief of the Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Division, IMF; Mehdi Raissi, Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF.

Chair: Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Programme Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs, the School of Public Policy and the Financial Markets Group Research Centre.

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Shrinking Capitalism

Thursday 4 June, 1.30pm-3pm

Speakers: Professor Philippe Aghion, Professor of Economics, College de France; Professor Samuel Bowles, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Professor Wendy Carlin, Professor of Economics, University College London; Professor David Soskice, Professor, LSE School Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and CEPR.

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The Political Economy of COVID-19 – what do we learn from Emerging Europe?

Thursday 28 May 2020, 1.30pm-3pm BST

Speakers: Professor Selva Demiralp, Koc University; Professor Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po and Fellow, CEPR; Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Fellow, CEPR; Dr Kori Udovicki, Chair, Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES) and former Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and CEPR.

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Addressing the Pandemic: the pharmaceutical challenges

Tuesday 26 May 2020, 12pm-1.30pm

Speakers: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of Global Health Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development; Dr Panos Kanavos, Associate Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Health Policy (LSE) and Deputy Director, LSE Health; Professor Margaret Kyle, Chair in Intellectual Property and Markets for Technology, MINES ParisTech; Professor Ken Shadlen, Professor of Development Studies and Head of Department, Department of International Development, LSE.

Chair: Professor Ernestina Coast, Professor of Health and International Development, Deptartment of International Development.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs, and LSE Global Health Initiative.

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Responding to a Pandemic: the view from Latin America

Friday 22 May 2020, 4pm-5.30pm

Speakers: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil, 1995-2002; Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, 2010-2014; Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile, 2000-2006; Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia, 2010-2018; Dr Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico, 1994 to 2000.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy.

Opening speech: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.

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Recovering from COVID-19: China and global value chains

Thursday 21 May 2020, 1pm-2.30pm

Speakers: Professor Pol Antrás, Harvard University; Davin Chor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College; Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Natixis; Huang Haizhou, National School of Development, Peking University;Jin Keyu, LSE.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, Institute of Global Affairs and CEPR.

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COVID-19: the economic policy response

Monday 18 May 2020, 4pm to 5.30pm

Speakers: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE; Professor Ricardo Reis, Arthur Williams Phillips Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Professor Silvana Tenreyro, Professor in Economics, Department of Economics, LSE.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and Institute of Global Affairs.

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Living with lockdowns: Early lessons from India's Covid-19 response

Thursday 14 May 2020, 1.30pm-3pm BST.

Speakers: Yamini Aiyar, Centre for Policy Research; Kaushik Basu, Cornell University; Ashwini Deshpande, Ashoka University; Maitreesh Ghatak, LSE  and CEPR; Debraj Ray, NYU and CEPR.

Chair: Erik Berglof, Institute of Global Affairs and School of Public Policy, LSE.

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The Great Reversal in the Time of COVID-19

Professor Thomas Philippon, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University; and Dr Angelo Martelli, Assistant Professor in European and International Political Economy, European Institute at LSE.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy and LSE Institute of Global Affairs.

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Strategic Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Monday 11 May 2020, 16.30-18.00

Speakers: David Petraeus, Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute; Professor Michael Barzelay, Professor of Public Management in LSE's Department of Management and Dr Shirley Yu, Senior Visiting Fellow, LSE Institute of Global Affairs.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy.

Hosted by LSE School of Public Policy, LSE Institute of Global Affairs and the Department of Management.

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Born Out of Necessity: a debt standstill for COVID-19

Thursday 7 May, 13:30-14:30

Speakers: Professor Patrick Bolton, Professor of Finance and Economics, Imperial College London; Professor Lee Buchheit, Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School; Professor Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Global Management, UC Berkeley; Professor Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law, Duke Law School, Duke University; Professor Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair at the Graduate Institute, Geneva; and Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of Geneva.

Chair: Tim Phillips, CEPR, journalist.

Hosted by Centre for Economic Policy Research, LSE Institute of Global Affairs and LSE School of Public Policy

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Coronavirus and Brexit: two cases of quarantine? 

Thursday 30 April 2020, 14:00-15:30

Speakers: Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Head of the UK Diplomatic Service; Dr Sara Hagemann, Academic Director for the School of Public Policy, LSE; Professor Christian Lequesne, Professor at the Sciences-Po Centre for International Studies; Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI).

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

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The COVID-19 Crisis Response: putting women at the centre

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 13.00-14.30

Speakers: Professor Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development, Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development, LSE; Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE, Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE and Dr Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, LSE.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy

Hosted by Centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE Institute of Global Affairs and the LSE School of Public Policy

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Fragile States Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday 27 April 2020, 13.00-14.30

Speakers: Professor Oriana Bandiera, Economics, London School of Economics; Professor Tim Besley, Economics, London School of Economics and Dr Raphael Espinoza, International Monetary Fund.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy; Dr Ralph Chami, Assistant Director, International Monetary Fund  and Professor Jonathan Leape, International Growth Centre, London School of Economics.

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs, the International Growth Centre and the School of Public Policy

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COVID-19 and the social contract on North Africa and the Middle East

Thursday 23 April, 15:30-17:00

Speakers: Masood Ahmed, President, Centre for Global Development; Professor Melani Cammett, Chair of the Academy of International and Area Studies, Harvard Univerity; Professor Stephen Hertog, Middle East Centre, LSE; Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Chairman, Vision 3 and former Deputy Chair of the World Economic Forum Arab Business Forum.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs.

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The Swedish Exception: early lessons from Sweden's different approach to COVID-19

Wednesday 22 April, 15:30-17:00.

Speakers: Professor Peter Baldwin, New York University of California; Professor Sara Hagemann, Academic Director, LSE School of Public Policy; Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm; Professor Lars Trägårdh, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University, Stockholm.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs.

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Now or Never: crafting the COVID-19 response

Tuesday 21 April, 16:30-18:00

Speakers: Rt Hon Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister (2007-2010); Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director; Professor Lawrence H Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.

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LSE Presents: The People vs the Social Sciences

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 18:00-20:00

Speakers: Professor Oriana Bandiera, Director of STICERD, LSE; Professor Julia Black, LSE Strategic Director for Innovation; Professor Richard Blundell, David Ricardo Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, UCL; Professor Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, Department of Law, LSE; Dr Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development (DFID); David Halpern, Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team; Professor Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE; Paul Kirby, CEO of Zinc; Dr Rachel Middlemass, Research Impact Manager, LSE; Hetan Shah, CEO of The British Academy; Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean, School of Public Policy.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by STICERD and the Department of Economics in partnership with the Department of Law and School of Public Policy

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The State of European Banking Union: two proposals to resurrect it

Tuesday 25 February 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Professor Luis Garicano, Member of the European Parliament and leader of Ciudadanos in Europe.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy, European Institute, Centre For Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Group Research Centre.

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Windows of Opportunity: how nations create wealth

Monday 24 February 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Lord Sainsbury, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and former Minister of Science and Innovation.

Chair: Minouche Shafik, Director, LSE.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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Chile, a Model Country Gone Wrong?

Tuesday 18 February 2020, 18:00-19:00

Speakers: Dr Robert Funk, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chile; and Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: G.03, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE

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Brexit and the future of British Politics 

Monday 17 February 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute, LSE; Professor Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy, LSE, and Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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China - a Tale of Two Decades: what the shifts of the past decade mean for the next

Thursday 13 February 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Joe Horn-Phathanothai, Founder and CEO of Strategy613.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: NAB 2.04, New Academic Building, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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The Future of Anglo-German relations: beyond Brexit 

Monday 3 February 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers:Rt Hon Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Conservative peer in the House of Lords and former Minister for Security and Counter Terrorism; Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former British MP, and previous UK Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary; and Dr Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute, School of Public Policy and the Dahrendorf Forum, a project of LSE IDEAS.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Brexit - third time lucky?

Friday 31 January 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Vicky Pryce, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; and Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Beveridge 2.0 Symposium: Priorities for Reforming Transfer Programmes

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 14:15-18:30

Speakers: Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics, LSE Department of Economics; Dr Xavier Jaravel, Assistant Professor of Economics, LSE Department of Economics; Professor Ian Gough, Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion and Associate at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE; Professor Mary Kaldor, Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, LSE Department of International Development; Professor Sir Julian LeGrand, Professor of Social Policy, Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, LSE; Dr Kitty Stewart, Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy and Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE; and Dr Malcolm Torry, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Department of Social Policy, and Director of the Citizen's Basic Income Trust.

Venue: 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Room 1.04

Hosted by Beveridge 2.0: Redefining the social contract.

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The Implications of Brexit for the UK Economy 

Monday 27 January 2020, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Strategist at challenger wealth manager Netwealth and Board Member of Bank of China (UK); Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, CEBR and Professor John Van Reenen, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service and Ronald Coase Chair in Economics, Department of Economics, LSE.

Chair: Professor Waltraud Schelkle, Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Policy relating to gender-based violence 

Thursday 05 December 2019, 19:00-20:30

Speaker: Naasu Fofanah, policy advisor and advocate in Sierra Leone.

Venue: 32L.G.03, 32 Lincolns Inn Field, LSE.


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Europe 2020: the European year in review

Tuesday 03 December 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Dr Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics at the LSE Department of Economics; Dr Spyros Economides, Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics, European Institute, LSE; Dr Sara Hagemann, Academic Director for the LSE School of Public Policy, and Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, Department of Government, LSE.

Chair: Professor Chris Anderson, Professor in European Politics and Policy, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and the LSE School of Public Policy.

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Regional Economic Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: Stunted by Uncertainty

Monday 02 December 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Alejandro Werner, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF; Dr Veronica Rappoport, Associate Professor of Management, LSE and Second Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina; Jorge Roldos, Assistant Director in the Western Hemisphere Department, Regional Studies Division, IMF.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: CLM 4.02, Clement House, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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Argentina: an update on the crisis

Monday 18 November 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Professor Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Universidad Torcuato di Tella.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: NAB 2.04, New Academic Building, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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The UK and Germany in a Changing Europe

Tuesday 12 November, 19:00-20:15

Speaker: H.E. Dr Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the UK.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone,  Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Women vs Capitalism: why we can't have it all in a free market economy

Monday 11 November 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Speaker: Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research 

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy

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Changing My Mind: Margaret Trudeau on Mental Health

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 18:30-19:30

Speaker: Margaret Trudeau, author, mental-health advocate and former Canadian First Lady.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Venue: LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building.
Admissions: Free but ticketed. Open to SPP staff and students only via registration.

Hosted by the SPP Women's Network and the School of Public Policy.


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Planning New York

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Marisa Lago, Director, New York City Department of City Planning and Chair, City Planning Commission; Professor Tony Travers, Director, LSE London, Visiting Professor, Department of Government and Associate Dean, School of Public Policy.

Chair: Professor Peter Trubowitz, Director, US Centre and Department Head of International Relations, LSE.

Venue: The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy, LSE Cities and LSE United States Centre.

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Brexit Meets its Halloween? Assessing the immediate future for the UK and the EU

Thursday 31 October 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Vicky Pryce, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, and Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy.

*Part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond*

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Protecting All: Risk Sharing for a Diverse and Diversifying World of Work

Wednesday 30 October, 10:30-12:00

Speakers: Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor in Public Economics, European Institute, LSE; Dr Francesca Bastagli, Principal Research Fellow, Head of Programme - Social Protection and Social Policy, Overseas Development Institute; Truman G. Packard, Lead Economist at the World Bank Group; Michal Rutkowski, Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank Group.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Welcome address: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

Venue: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

Hosted by the School of Public Policy.

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Gender Denial: The Greatest Barrier Women Face at Work

Thursday 10 October 2019, 19:00- 20:30

Speakers: Michelle King, Head of the Global Innovation Coalition for Change, UN Women; Belinda Riley, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, EMEIA TAS Talent, EY; Sevi Simavi, Associate Director and Advisor to the Vice President, EBRD; Tamara Gillan, Founder and CEO, Cherry London, and Founder, Wealthiher Network.

Chair: Dr Sara Hagemann, Associate Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE.

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy

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The New Approaches of the Belt and Road Initiatives

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Speaker: Professor Huang Renwei, Executive Director-General, Fudan Institute of Belt and Road and Global Governance.

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

Venue:  LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, LSE

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and the Institute of Global Affairs

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Prospects for Economic Development in Latin America

Monday 9th September 2019, 16:30-18:00

Speakers: Felipe Larrain, Minister of Finance, Republic of Chile;  Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

Chair: Professor Silvana Tenreyro, Professor of Economics, LSE.

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB building (basement)

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2018-19

Summer Term

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LSE's School of Public Policy's Alumni Symposium

Saturday 15 June, 2019

This event included an exciting series of panel discussions featuring our School of Public Policy alumni and faculty. Some of the topics covered included public policy, technology, Brexit, cities and climate change. The inaugural Dean of LSE's School of Public Policy, Professor Andres Velasco also delivered a keynote speech.


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In conversation with Sergio Fajardo Valderrama

Tuesday 14 May, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, Colombian politician and mathematician.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, the Dean of the School of Public Policy.

This event was co-hosted with LSE's Latin America and Latin American Centre, with the LSE SU Colombian Society providing some financial support. 

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Exchange rates and monetary policy frameworks in EMEs: Where do we stand?

Thursday 2 May, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Agustín Carstens,General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements.

Chair: Professor Andrés Velasco, the Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Hosted by the School of Public policy and LSE's Financial Markets Group, Systemic Risk Centre and the Centre For Macroeconomics. 

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Lent Term

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American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

Thursday 4 April, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: William J. Burns, author of ‘The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal’ and president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace (@CarnegieEndow). He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a thirty-three year diplomatic career.

Chair: Professor Christopher Coker, Professor of International Relations at LSE and Director of LSE IDEAS, LSE’s foreign policy think tank. 

This event was co-hosted by the LSE Department of Government and the School of Public Policy

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Brexit: the Constitution and the future of the UK

Tuesday 19 February, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor in the Centre for British Politics and Government, King’s College London.

Discussant: Catherine Haddon, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice in the Department of Government.

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Michaelmas Term

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Avoiding the Avoidable: Comparative Approaches to Patient Safety

Thursday 13 December, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Rob Behrens, Parliamentary Health and Service Ombudsman; Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Chair: Dr Simon Bastow, Assistant Professorial Lecturer, the School of Public Policy, LSE.  

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Policy-Making in an Age of Populism - Launch of the School of Public Policy

Thursday 29 November, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: Professor Jason Furman, Professor at the John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute; Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at New America; Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy.

Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

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Future Politics: living together in a world transformed by tech

Tuesday 6 November, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Jamie Susskind, author, speaker, and practising barrister.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of LSE’s School of Public Policy and a Professor in the Department of Government.

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2017-18

Summer Term

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Sir Nick Clegg: flying the flag for openness: why liberalism still matters

Tuesday 12 June, 18:00-19:30

Speaker: Sir Nick Clegg, served as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2015 and as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015.

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of LSE’s School of Public Policy and a Professor in the Department of Government.

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Michaelmas Term

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Robert Peston: WTF: what the f--- happened and what happens next? 

Monday 6 November, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Robert Peston, ITV's political editor, presenter of the politics show Peston on Sunday and founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools

Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director.

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Post-Truth: why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it

Wednesday 18 October, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Evan Davis, presenter on Newsnight (BBC 2), The Bottom Line (Radio 4) and Dragons’ Den (BBC 2).

Chair: Professor Charlie Beckett, Director of LSE's Commission on Truth, Trust and Technology, and Director of Polis, LSE's journalism think-tank.

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2016-17

Summer Term

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Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London

Monday 10 July, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

Discussants: Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme; Sadie Morgan, founding director of leading architectural practice dRMM; Jackie Sadek, founder and Chief Executive of UK Regeneration (UKR).

Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Director of the IPA and LSE London, Professor in the Department of Government.

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