Events

If you wish to attend any of our events you can register online via the links below, or get in touch with our events team at events@policyexchange.org.uk.

Alternatively, our events are all filmed and can be watched online. Click the individual events below to see the videos.

Events

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  • Tuesday, 13 April, 2021
    15:00 - 16:00

Launching Environmental Affairs, a new policy journal, General David Petraeus deliver eda keynote speech presenting a framework for approaching geopolitical risks in an age of climate change. As environmental issues rise up the political agenda throughout the world, they increasingly touch on all areas of public policy.

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  • Thursday, 8 April, 2021
    17:00 - 18:00

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

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  • Tuesday, 23 March, 2021
    15:00 - 18:00

Designing the Hospital of the Future was a half-day conference which explored the themes of this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize with panel discussions from members of the government’s hospital building programme, front-line clinicians, patient advocates and experts in the built environment.

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  • Wednesday, 17 March, 2021
    16:30 - 17:30

Policy Exchange hosted the Book launch of ‘This Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe’, written by the celebrated author of ‘The English and Their History’ Professor Robert Tombs. ‘This Sovereign Isle’ explains the historical, economic and political origins of Brexit to both Remainers and Leavers, and engages sympathetically if critically with the arguments and fears of both sides – not just Remainers.

With Rt Hon Lord Frost CMG, Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Rt Hon Amber Rudd, and Professor Robert Tombs.

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  • Thursday, 11 March, 2021
    16:00 - 17:00

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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  • Tuesday, 2 March, 2021
    13:00 - 17:00

The way in which history is displayed and taught in museums, in galleries and in public spaces is currently a subject of greater contention than ever before.

There is increasing pressure on institutions, on public bodies and on local councils to remove artefacts from public display, or to explain or rename what is there. Through its fortnightly compendium of evidence, the History Matters Newsletter, Policy Exchange has been leading the way in documenting how our shared history is being contested.

Policy Exchange’s March 2021 History Matters Conference is the first event to bring together leading decision-makers and professionals in the museums and galleries sector and other experts in order to develop new public policy approaches than can be applied broadly.

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  • Thursday, 18 February, 2021
    13:00 - 14:00

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.

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  • Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
    10:30 - 11:30

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.

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  • Monday, 18 January, 2021
    13:00 - 14:00

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.

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  • Tuesday, 15 December, 2020
    15:00 - 16:00

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

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