LSE Festival 2018
The Giants of 2020
Recorded on 24 February 2018
Speakers: Dr Tania Burchardt, Tammy Campbell, Kathleen Scanlon, Dr Janie Woodcock
Chair: Minouche Shafik
What are the key challenges of welfare states of the future? In a world of limited resources, what should our priority be? To close the LSE Festival, we will pit Beveridge's "five giants" (reimagined as the giant issues of housing and urbanisation, education and skills, health and social care, the future of work and the challenges of poverty), as well as the missing sixth Giant voted for by you, against each other in a battle to decide which is the biggest issue now and in the near future.