Clare Zubkowska

Clare Zubkowska
Clare Zubkowska is Head of Events and Business Engagement Manager at Policy Exchange. Previously she worked for a not-for-profit organisation representing the publishing industry. She is also studying towards a masters degree in policy at Birkbeck, University of London.

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Tackling Terrorism in Britain: Threats, responses and challenges twenty years after 9/11

Nimco Ali OBE CEO The Five Foundation Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Professor Steven Greer Author of “Tackling Terrorism in Britain: Threats, responses and challenges twenty years after 9/11” Khalid Mahmood MP Labour MP for Perry Barr and Senior Fellow, Policy Exchange Sir Mark Rowley Former Assistant

Forging a path to Net Zero through technology and innovation

Hon Angus Taylor MP Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Introduction by Hon Alexander Downer AC Chairman of Policy Exchange Chaired by Dean Godson Director, Policy Exchange

The Trump Foreign Policy: Lessons learned for conservatives

Mary Kissel Former Senior Advisor to US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in conversation with Tom Tugendhat MBE, MP Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee

A three-pronged attack: Defining a policy environment for unleashing climate capital

This event will launch the new edition of Environmental Affairs, Policy Exchange’s journal examining the overlap between environment and other policy areas. Our new edition, on the topic of ‘unleashing climate capital’, will feature leading policy thinkers including Dambisa Moyo, former Energy Secretaries Rt Hon Dame Andrea Leadsom MP and Rt Hon Amber Rudd, and Pensions Minister Guy Opperman MP.

Harnessing the power of pensions to help achieve Net Zero

Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP Secretary of State for Work and PensionsChaired byEd Birkett Senior Research Fellow, Energy and Environment

Where now for the Western Alliance?

Condoleezza Rice, 66th US Secretary of State, In conversation with Hon Alexander Downer AC, former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs. Chaired by Dean Godson, Director, Policy Exchange

Beyond COP26: Delivering Net Zero

Event Details: Date: {{day-week-day-month}} Time: {{00.00}} Venue: Online About this Event Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey MP Leader of the Liberal Democrats, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (2012 – 2015) Rt Hon Dame Andrea Leadsom DBE MP Former Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2019 – 2020) and Minister of State for Energy (2015 – 2016) Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial […]

Britain’s New Trade Policy: Moving from Defence to Offence

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will outline Britain’s post-Brexit trade strategy, and make the case for free trade and free enterprise as key tools for the levelling up agenda.

Afghanistan: Where Next?

Lt Gen H R McMaster, Former US National Security Advisor, Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Former Secretary General of NATO, Lord Sedwill, Former UK National Security Adviser, Tom Tugendhat MP, Chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Chaired by Dean Godson

Keynote Address by Dr Moeed W. Yusuf

Dr Moeed W. Yusuf is National Security Adviser of Pakistan. There will be a Q&A for our online audience over Zoom.

Strategic Trade

A keynote speech by Hon Tony Abbott AC. In conversation with Lord Moore of Etchingham. Vote of thanks by Rt Hon Liz Truss MP.

Banishing the Ghosts of Judicial Review Past

A keynote speech by Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, chaired by Dean Godson

Building Beautiful Places

‘Building Beautiful Places’ with Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Nicholas Boys Smith Chair of Transition Board, Office for Place and Director, Create Streets and Joanna Averley Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. With a Q&A Chaired by Dean Godson, Director, Policy Exchange.

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India and the UK: towards a new Multilateral Order

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Making a Success of Levelling up

Keynote speech with Andy Haldane, Departing Chief Economist, Bank of England, Chaired by David Goodhart, Policy Exchange

Defending Democracy

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How Can Our Hospitals Promote Positive Behaviours?

This ‘In Conversation’ event explored the role insights from behavioural science might play in future hospital design, bringing together two experts on the healthcare environment, Professor David Halpern and Dame Laura Lee. With just under two weeks before the deadline for first-round entries to this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize this discussion explored how future hospital design can promote positive behaviours.

Reforming Transport, Transforming Britain | A keynote speech by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

A live keynote speech by the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP discussing transport reforms, levelling up and embracing innovation to deliver faster and greener

How Could Enhanced Hospital Design Boost Staff Wellbeing and Productivity? Responding to the Wolfson Economics Prize 2021

The Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 invites radical thinking on hospital design, welcoming entries from anyone, anywhere in the world, no matter how large or small the intervention, but what do practitioners who work in our hospitals every day want from their places of work? What problems currently exist and how might they be resolved? What would staff look to improve if they were in charge of the government’s New Hospital Programme?

Book launch of ‘The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World’ by Adrian Wooldridge

Event Details: Date: {{day-week-day-month}}Time: {{00.00}} Venue: Online About this Event Matthew Pottinger is Assistant to the President and US Deputy National Security Advisor. Mr. Pottinger served as the Senior Director for Asia since the start of the Trump Administration in January 2017. In that role, Mr. Pottinger advised the President on Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, and coordinated U.S. policy for the region. Before joining the National Security Council staff, Mr. Pottinger […]

What Does ‘Global Britain’ Mean for International Health Governance?

What does “Global Britain” mean and what should it signify in a healthcare context? A panel of experts – including Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Dr Tsitsi Chawatama, Joe Cerrell, and Chaired by Katy Balls – debated this question and considered: the upcoming G7 Summit, the future of the World Health Organisation and future healthcare alliances.

India and the United Kingdom in a Post-Covid World

Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India, delivered a keynote address “India and the United Kingdom in a Post-Covid World” at Policy Exchange. With a Vote of Thanks by Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, UK Foreign Secretary

The Future of the European Space Agency and the UK’s Role in it

In post only since March this year, Dr Aschbacher has taken charge of the European Space Agency (ESA) at a critical time, particularly with negotiations over the agency’s next multi-annual budget set to begin next year. In this address at Policy Exchange – his first as ESA Director General to a UK audience – Dr Aschbacher outlined his vision for the ESA and discussed how the agency can best serve UK’s interests.

The Sewell Report: Next Steps

In the first public event since publication of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, Dr Tony Sewell CBE, Commission chair, explained the thinking and evidence behind the report and discussed its main recommendations. The report, published at the end of March, caused controversy both by stressing ethnic minority success and challenging the conventional wisdom about ethnic group differences being mainly shaped by majority racism.

The New Anglo-India Dialogue: Global Challenges and Tech Power in the 2020s

Policy Exchange (UK) and the Observer Research Foundation (India) jointly organised the inaugural edition of The New Anglo-India Dialogue: Global Challenges and Tech Power in the 2020s. This dialogue sought to revisit the India-UK partnership amidst emergent opportunities in the realms of Green Finance, Fintech and Space.

Book launch of The Dignity of Labour by Jon Cruddas MP

Book launch of ‘The Dignity of Labour’ by Jon Cruddas MP. A panel of distinguished speakers discussed the new book; Jon Cruddas MP, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham, Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Chaired by Stephen Bush Political Editor, New Statesman.

The Geopolitics of Climate Change: General David Petraeus keynote speech

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‘2034: A Novel of the Next World War’ by Admiral James Stavridis in conversation with General David Petraeus

Policy Exchange hosted Admiral James Stavridis (USN, Ret.) former Supreme Allied Commander Europe in conversation with General David Petraeus (USA, Ret.) former Commander of United States Central Command to discuss ‘2034: A Novel of the Next World War’ by Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman

The Future of the North Sea

The North Sea offers opportunities to decarbonise the UK economy while generating economic benefits for the regions that border it. It’s future development is therefore strategically central to delivering two of the Government’s flagship agendas: Net Zero, and Levelling Up. Policy Exchange examined these issues in its recent report, The Future of the North Sea. The report found that the basin could generate up to £20bn per year of investment in coastal regions and a net increase of up to 40,000 direct jobs connected to its energy industry.Panel with Ben Houchen, Melanie Onn, Nicola Shaw CBE, Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Chaired by Benedict McAleenan.

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NATO Challenges and Britain’s Integrated Review

As the UK Government puts the finishing touches on its landmark Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy – the most comprehensive reconsideration of British grand strategy since the Cold War – questions around NATO defence loom large.NATO’s most recent SACEUR, General Curtis Scaparrotti (USA, Ret.) (in post between 2016-2019) will give his perspective on the strategic threats facing the Alliance in the European theatre over the coming years and the military capabilities and concepts required to meet them.Rt Hon Lord Robertson KT will draw on his experience at the top of NATO to address the political and diplomatic challenges of steering the Alliance through a period of crisis and uncertainty.

Powering Net Zero

The UK’s Net Zero target requires all sectors of the economy to decarbonise, particularly electricity, transport, heating, and industry. At this event, the panel will discuss the main elements of the UK Government’s recent Energy White Paper, including any areas where the Government could have gone further.

Can our Cities come back from Covid?

Cities around the world have been shut down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Commuters have stayed at home; shops and restaurants have been forced to close. Policy Exchange’s Liveable London Unit is therefore being relaunched at a time of crisis. Will the deserted streets of our cities come back to life in 2021 – or are cities as we knew them gone for good? The Chair of the Advisory Council of the Liveable London Unit, Professor Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and author of Triumph of the City is one of the world’s foremost urban economists and best placed to offer an authoritative answer.

Northern Ireland beyond 100

Northern Ireland beyond 100, with Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in conversation with Dean Godson Director of Policy Exchange.

What’s Wrong With Rights?

The launch of ‘What’s Wrong with Rights?’ by Nigel Biggar. Speakers: Professor Nigel Biggar Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford, Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Lord Sumption former Justice of the Supreme Court John Larkin QC former Attorney General for Northern Ireland

Inaugural Grotius Prize presented to Hon Scott Morrison MP

Policy Exchange is delighted to award the inaugural Grotius Prize – in honour of the founding thinker of international law, Hugo Grotius (1583 – 1645). The Prize was awarded to Hon Scott Morrison MP, the Prime Minister of Australia, in recognition of his work in support of the international rules based order. With remarks by Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Hon Alexander Downer AC, former Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

One Nation Conservatism: what does it look like after COVID 19?

One Nation Conservatism: what does it look like after COVID 19? with Isaac Levido 2019 General Election Conservative Campaign Director Danny Kruger MP former Political Secretary to the Prime Minister Jane Stevenson MP Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA First Minister of Northern Ireland; Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Kirstene Hair Senior Adviser to Douglas Ross MP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives chaired by Paul Goodman Editor, ConservativeHome

The Islamist challenge to France: Can the Republic prevail?

The Islamist challenge to France: Can the 5th Republic prevail? Speakers: Manuel Valls, French former Prime Minister (2014-2016) and Minister of the Interior (2012-1014); Hakim El Karoui, researcher and political consultant, Senior Fellow at Institut Montaigne (Islam, Arab World) author of L’Islam, une religion française (2018); Anne-Clementine Larroque, researcher, specialist on Islamism, and ‘maître de conferences’ in International Relations at Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris Author of Li’Islamisme au Pouvoir (2018), Sortir du Bataclan (2016), Géopolitique des islamismes (2016); Tom Tugendhat MBE MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee; Sir John Jenkins, Senior Fellow, Policy Exchange

Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett in conversation with Danny Kruger MBE MP

Robert D. Putnam, Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and Shaylyn Romney, author, speaker and social entrepreneur co- authors of ‘The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again’ in conversation with Danny Kruger MBE MP, Member of Parliament for Devizes.An eminent political scientist’s brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic “I” society to a more communitarian “We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation—from the author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids.

India’s Vision of the Indo-Pacific

A keynote speech by H.E. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India chaired by Rt Hon Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Why is our Union special?

‘Why is our Union special?’ a Keynote Speech by Douglas Ross MP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.Douglas Ross MP is the Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. He has served as the MP for his home constituency of Moray since 2017. Prior to this, he represented the Highlands and Islands region as an MSP from 2016 and as a local Moray councillor for 10 years.

The Future of the Indo Pacific

The Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture (II) ‘The Future of the Indo Pacific’ by Dr Kurt Campbell.Dr Kurt Campbell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and capital management group specializing in the Asia Pacific region.From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where he is widely credited as being a key architect of the “pivot to Asia.” For advancing a comprehensive U.S. strategy that took him to every corner of the Asia-Pacific region, Secretary Hillary Clinton awarded him the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award (2013) — the nation’s highest diplomatic honor. Campbell was recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s list of honors in 2014 as an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia and as an Honorary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work in support of American relations with Australia and New Zealand respectively. He also received top national honors from Korea and Taiwan.

The Importance of Being Candid: On China’s Relationship with the Rest of the World

Policy Exchange invites you to The Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture (I) ‘On China’s Relationship with the Rest of the World’ by Matthew Pottinger Deputy National Security Advisor to the President of the United States

Ambassador Mick Mulvaney in conversation with Dean Godson

Policy Exchange invites you to: Ambassador Mick Mulvaney, United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland and former acting White House Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump in conversation with Dean Godson, Director of Policy Exchange.

Future Defence: The Integrated Operating Concept

We are delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP, to introduce General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, to reveal The Integrated Operating Concept at Policy Exchange. In this major speech at an important juncture for UK defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff will present a new approach to the utility of armed force and integration of space, cyber and information, alongside the maritime, land and air domains. In an era of persistent competition and rapidly evolving character of warfare, this new concept for operations represents a significant development in UK military thought and fundamental transformation in the military instrument. The event will be chaired by General David Petraeus.

Launch of “Head Hand Heart The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century” by David Goodhart

The coronavirus pandemic taught us something we ought already to have known: that care workers, supermarket shelf-stackers, delivery drivers and cleaners are doing essential work that keeps us all alive, fed and cared for.

Australia and the Coronavirus Crisis, A Keynote Speech by Hon Tony Abbott AC

Event Details: Date: {{day-week-day-month}} Time: {{00.00}} Venue: Online About this Event With Hon Tony Abbott AC, Former Prime Minister of Australia chaired by Katy Balls, Deputy Political Editor at The Spectator Read a transcript of the event here

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