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BENNETT INSTITUTE CONFERENCE 2019

Our 2019 Bennett Conference for Public Policy explores practical ways in which policy can evolve to create a fairer and more equitable future. And how can we do this whilst avoiding some of the seismic democratic disruptions that have shaken the world in recent years?
When Apr 15, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Where Churchill College, Cambridge
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Keynote: Ben Goldacre, chaired by Michael Blastland

Our 2019 Bennett Conference for Public Policy explores practical ways in which policy can evolve to create a fairer and more equitable future. And how can we do this whilst avoiding some of the seismic democratic disruptions that have shaken the world in recent years?

On this theme our keynote talk will be from Dr Ben Goldacre (University of Oxford), doctor, best-selling author, academic and campaigner. He will be talking with Michael Blastland, author, journalist, and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster, who will chair the keynote.

The conference will highlight some of the work we have launched at the Bennett Institute during the past 12 months. We are delighted to be partnering with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and Churchill College, with whom we have been exploring the intersection of science and policy.

The sessions include:

- The Wealth Economy: Social & Natural Capital – introducing our pioneering new project on metrics for sustainable growth and led by Dimitri Zenghelis (lead author, the Stern Review)

- What kinds of innovation policies and industrial strategy are most likely to sustain spatially inclusive and socially equitable economies?

- Predicting international political and economic risks - panel organised by the Centre for Science and Policy

- Who Decides? Tech companies vs the Democratic state – chaired by Professor David Runciman

Speakers include:

Dimitri Zenghelis (University of Cambridge), Matthew Agarwala

(University of Cambridge), Dr Yan Zhang (University of Cambridge), Dr

Eoin O’Sullivan (University of Cambridge), Dr Penny Mealy (University

of Cambridge), Tony Curzon Price (Policy Unit economist, Department of

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Seth Thomas (Bank of

England), Josh Simons (University of Harvard), Emily Bell (University of

Columbia), Sir Richard Leese (Leader of Manchester City Council),

Richard Sandford (UCL/Heritage Futures), Professor Sir David King

(Former Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign &

Commonwealth Office)

Bennett Institute Conference 2019 

Policy for the future: fairness, equity and democracy

Churchill College, Cambridge | Monday 15 April 2019 | 9.15am – 7.00pm

Welcome at 9.45am, panels begin at 10.00am

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We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

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