Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is easily the most talked about economics book of the year, if not the decade. In this public panel discussion, Policy Exchange brings together some of the leading voices on Piketty’s work to discuss what its lasting influence will be.
Both Nicky Morgan and Tristram Hunt have recently argued for schools to do more to teach ‘character, resilience and grit’. But are these skills really important, and most importantly can they be taught in an effective way which addresses the problems identified? This event will pit two sceptics of the role of formal teaching of character skills against two vociferous defenders of its merit to explore the issue further.
This event will ask what role the ETS will play as European climate policy evolves. It will ask whether the ETS should remain the centrepiece of European climate policy, what reforms it needs, whether it can be expanded to include other countries or sectors and whether carbon taxation would be a better method of carbon pricing.
What can be done to help the tech sector thrive far beyond London and the South East? This public panel event, featuring a keynote speech from Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, offers a chance to explore what comes next for government policy and the development of the UK’s silicon cities.
We are delighted to welcome the new Minister for Early Years and Childcare, Sam Gyimah, to Policy Exchange to give his first major speech in his new position. His speech will be followed by a short panel discussion and audience Q+A.
With Isabel Hardman, The Spectator (CHAIR), Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Jeremy Greenwood, Lafarge Tarmac, Neil Sinden, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Chris Walker, Policy Exchange.
With Alice Thomson, The Times (CHAIR), Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Lucy Heller, ARK Schools, James O'Shaughnessy, Floreat Education and Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange.
With Iain Martin, The Sunday Telegraph, Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange, Senator Philip Ozouf, Government of Jersey and James Sproule, Institute of Directors.