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Remaking Public Policy in the 21st century

Inaugural Conference of the Cambridge Institute for Public Policy (invitation only)

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Remaking Public Policy in the 21st century
Monday 16 April 2018 | Churchill College, Cambridge

The unpredictable forces of political turmoil, economic dislocation and technological transformation present a unique series of challenges and opportunities for policy-makers and citizens. Understanding the nature and development of these powerful trends, and working with practitioners to devise sustainable and equitable answers to them, are the primary goals of the new Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.

Remaking Public Policy in the 21st century convenes leading minds from academia, policy, development and technology.

Plenary lecture

With Mustafa Suleyman (Google, Deep Mind) and response from Baroness Martha Lane Fox (House of Lords and Doteveryone). 

Chaired by Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope.

Seminars

21st Century Approaches to Tackling Poverty and Inequality
Global Cities: Engines of Growth or Sites of Inequality?
Technocrats without Technocracy? Can we Develop Policies for Environmental Sustainability that are Popular and Effective?
Rethinking the Goals and Measurement of Public Policy in the 21st Century: the Importance of Well-Being

Confirmed speakers and session chairs

Professor Stephen Toope (Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University)
Professor David Runciman (Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge)
Professor Michael Kenny (CIPP Director, University of Cambridge)
Professor Diane Coyle (Bennett Professor, University of Cambridge)
Professor Stefan Dercon (Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford)
Professor Keetie Roelen (Institute for Development Studies)
Professor Eldar Shafir (Princeton University)
Ian Mitchell (Centre for Global Development)
Stephanie Flanders (Bloomberg)
Professor Ricky Burdett (LSE)
Professor Jan Gehl (Founder, Gehl Architects)
Professor Cecilia Wong (Manchester University)
Dame Professor Athene Donald (Professor of Experimental Physics, Master of Churchill College, University of Cambridge)
Professor Fiona Reynolds (Emmanuel College)
Professor Laura Diaz Anadon (Professor of Climate Change Policy, University of Cambridge)
Professor Julian Allwood (Professor of Engineering and the Environment, University of Cambridge)
Lord Gus O’Donnell (former Cabinet Secretary, UK Government)
Dame Professor Theresa Marteau (University of Cambridge)

Schedule

09.00 - 09.20: Coffee and registration

09.20 - 09.30:  Welcome

09.30 - 11.00: Session 1: 21st Century Approaches to Tackling Poverty and Inequality, chaired by Diane Coyle.

Speakers: Stefan Dercon, Keetie Roelen, Eldar Shafir

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 - 12.45: Session 2: Global Cities: Engines of Growth or Sites of Inequality, chaired by Stephanie Flanders.

Speakers: Ricky Burdett, Jan Gehl and Cecilia Wong

12.45 - 13.30: Lunch

13.30 - 14.45: Session 3: Technocrats without Technocracy. Can we Deliver Policies for Environmental Sustainability that are Popular and Effective? Chaired by Athene Donald.

Speakers: Fiona Reynolds, Laura Anadon Diaz, Julian Allwood

14.45 - 15.00: Break

15.00 - 16.15: Session 4: Rethinking the Goals and Measurement of Public Policy in the 21st Century: Sustainability, Fairness and Well-Being. Chaired by David Runciman. 

Speakers: Gus O'Donnell, Theresa Marteau and Diane Coyle.

16.15 - 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 - 18.00: Plenary lecture chaired by Stephen Toope.

Speakers: Mustafa Suleyman and Martha Lane Fox

18.00 - 18.20: Ceremony to mark the foundation of the Institute.

18.20 - 19.00: Drinks reception

For more information please email cipp@polis.cam.ac.uk .