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We host a range of events across a broad spectrum of topics relating to social policy. Unless otherwise stated, our events are free and open to all.



Upcoming events





Social and academic embeddedness as buffers against school closure effects on schooling outcomes

Part of the International Social and Public Policy Seminar Series

Thursday 30 March 2023. 1.00pm-2.30pm

Speaker: Professor Herman van de Werfhorst, European University Institute

Chair: Professor Stephen Jenkins, LSE

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Workshop on the Economics of Risky Behavior

18-19 May 2023

Venue: London School of Economics

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform for researchers from all backgrounds who seek to enrich, refine, and challenge our understanding of the causes and consequences of risky behavior, and to help design policies that would mitigate the costs associated with these behavior.

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Book Launch: Uncomfortably off: Why the top 10% of earners should care about inequality

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and the International Inequalities Institute

Wednesday 31 May 2023, 6.30pm-8.00pm, in-person and online public event. The Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Dr Marcos González Hernando, Honorary Research Fellow at UCL Social Research Institute and affiliated researcher at Universidad Diego Portales and the Centre for the Study of Conflict and Social Cohesion in Chile.

Dr Gerry Mitchell, social researcher, campaigner and community activist. 

Anook Chakelian, Britain Editor of the New Statesman.

Dr Tania Burchardt, Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), Deputy Director of STICERD, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the LSE.

Media attention is often focused on the very richest, the 1%, and their capacity to influence politics and shape society. But they are not the only ones who drive politics, the public conversation and much of the private sector. The focus of this book is on the larger top 10%, the managers and professionals of our media, business, the third sector, political parties and academia and who are just as influential.

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PhD Atrium exhibition 2020

Exhibition: Education for Impact: promoting wellbeing and equality

Hosted by LSE Arts

Monday 20th January to Friday 14 February 2020

Atrium Gallery, Old Building LSE

This transformative and inter-disciplinary exhibition showcased PhD research being undertaken in the Departments of Social Policy, Health Policy and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences under the broad themes of wellbeing and equality.

More information here.


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Exhibition: How Social Policy Research Shapes the World You Live In

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Thursday 10 January - Sunday 20 January 2019

gallery@oxo, OXO Tower Wharf

This comparative and contemporary exhibition showcased Social Policy research responding to global challenges in areas such as inequality, work, family, poverty, migration and education.

More details here.