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Challenges of experimental government and public policy lecture series - Department of Sociology, Bennett Institute for Public Policy

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Adam Coutts.

This seminar series brings together leading academics, practitioners and policy makers to provide empirical evidence, case studies and field stories of how they go about responding to international health crises, diplomatic incidents to designing and implementing public policy as well as researching and documenting the everyday experiences of poverty and deprivation in modern society.

For anyone wanting a career in government, politics or the United Nations the series will provide a good opportunity for networking and meeting those at the frontline.

All seminars followed by a drinks reception.

All welcome and no registration is required, if you have any queries please contact Dr Adam Coutts.

Funding kindly provided by the Health Foundation and the RCUK , Global Challenges Research Fund grant: Research for health in conflict (R4HC).1) How to deal with public health crises in humanitarian and conflict zones

Friday 5th October 2018 | 5pm | Seminar Room 1, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

 Professor Paul Spiegel, Johns Hopkins University, Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Health

 Dr Oliver Morgan, Director of the Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Department in the World Health Organization Health Emergencies Program.

 Chair: Professor Richard Sullivan, Director, Institute of Cancer Policy and Co-Director of King’s Conflict & Health Research Group.

2) Behavioural Government: Debiasing the policy-making process

Thursday October 11th | 5pm | Cripps Auditorium, Magdalene College

 Mark Egan (Behavioural Insights Team, UK)

3) Designing and implementing public policies: an insider’s perspective

Wednesday 17th October 2018 | 5pm | Lecture Theatre 4, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School.

 Dame Professor Carol Black, Principal, Newnham College

 Donna Ward, Director of the Children, Families and Disadvantage Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.

4) The Debate about RCTs in development is over. We won. They lost

Friday 19th October 2018 | 5pm | Lecture Theatre 4, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School.

 Professor Lant Pritchett, Harvard University / Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

5) How to rig an election – And how to better safeguard democracy

Thursday 25th October 2018 | 5pm | Sinyi Seminar Room, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School.

 Professor Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham

 Dr Brian Klass, Fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics.

6) BOOK LAUNCH : ‘Someone to Talk to’ (Oxford University Press) ‘Loneliness, social isolation and public policy’ Tuesday 6th November 2018 | 5pm | Judge Business School, Simon Sainsbury Centre.

 Professor Mario Luis Small, Harvard University, Department of Sociology.

7) The opportunities and challenges of using case studies to inform policy

Thursday 8th November 2018 | 5pm | Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

 Professor Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Scientist with the World Bank’s Development Research Group, and a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

8) Punch & Judy Politics: An insiders’ guide to Prime Minister’s Questions Thursday 15th November 2018 | 5pm | Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

 Ayesha Hazarika MBE was a special adviser to Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband from 2007 to 2015.

 Tom Hamilton worked as a policy specialist, speechwriter and political adviser for ten years after completing a PhD in theology and having no idea what to do with it.

9) Language policy and national politics: Reflections on the rise of Israeli “New Right” and the erasure of Arabic as an official language

Friday 18th January 2019 | 5pm | Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

 Yonatan Mendel is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

10) Fear and politics in divided societies: Assessing the foundations of political behaviour in Lebanon’

Monday 4th March 2019 | 5pm | Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

 Professor Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government and chair of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies at Harvard.

11) Poverty, unemployment and eviction in America Friday 15th March 2019 | 5pm | Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

 Professor Matthew Desmond, Princeton, Department of Sociology.

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