Events

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Events

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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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  • Monday, 14 December, 2020
    12:00 - 13:00

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

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  • Monday, 23 November, 2020
    9:00 - 10:00

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.

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  • Monday, 16 November, 2020
    12:00 - 13:15

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

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  • Monday, 9 November, 2020
    18:00 - 19:00

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.

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  • Wednesday, 4 November, 2020
    17:00 - 18:00

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

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  • Tuesday, 3 November, 2020
    15:30 - 16:15

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

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  • Monday, 2 November, 2020
    10:30 - 11:15

‘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.

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  • Wednesday, 28 October, 2020
    17:00 - 18:15

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.

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