Universities Matter: How Academic Social Science Contributes to Public Policy Impact

This conference is organized by the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Political Studies Association. It aims to provide concrete examples of how academic work has contributed to social science policy and discusses which, if any, lessons may be learnt.

This is a free event but registration is required. To book a place, please contact Louise Bates, providing your name and email address.  

Draft Programme

10.30  Registration and Coffee

11.00  Welcome: Stuart Corbridge, Deputy Director, LSE

11.10  Introduction: Professor Charlie Jeffery, Chair, Political Studies Association

11.40  Social Justice in Higher Education: Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics, LSE

12.20  Maximising the Relevance of Research in the Policy Process: Professor Helen Margetts, Director, Oxford Internet Institute

13.00  Lunch

13.45  How government utilises social science research: Jane Tinkler, LSE  

14.15  Ross Neilson, Cabinet Office

14.45  TBC

15.15  Making an Impact: Research in the Social Sciences: Professor Conor Gearty, Director of Institute of Public Affairs, LSE

16.00  Closing Remarks

16.30  Close

The location for this event is the Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ. You can see the building in the top left hand corner of this map.