Policy Exchange is delighted to welcome former Home Secretary Charles Clarke to discuss his new book, The Too Difficult Box. The bookbrings together a cast of heavy hitters from the worlds of politics, academia and public service, to write expansively and persuasively on some of society’s most insidious problems, too often kicked into the long grass because of their apparent insolubility.
Policy Exchange is delighted that Doug Lemov will be joining us to deliver our first annual lecture on education. Lemov is author of Teach Like A Champion and the Managing Director of Uncommon Schools, a group of charter schools across New York, New Jersey and Boston with a mission to close the achievement gap and prepare deprived students to go to and graduate from college.
Policy Exchange is hosting a major conference on the issues surrounding growth and the financial sector in the UK. The conference will assess the key issues surrounding the future of the financial services sector in the UK.
With computers and robots increasingly threatening to take over ever yet more types of job, Policy Exchange seeks to consider key factors in this debate. How will technology change the shape of the future workplace? What will these changes mean for digital skills? And does this present an opportunity or threat for the British economy as compared with other countries?
This event will look at how best to prepare the UK for the future global economy. It will consider key questions such as the fiscal challenges facing the UK in an increasingly globalised world, the effects of global trends in innovation, growth and consumption and how government policy might best facilitate the growth of goods and services exports in new markets.
This debate will discuss how policy can harness the potential of behavioural economics techniques to reduce energy wastage in people's homes, and in doing so lower energy bills and cut carbon emissions. Speakers at the event will include energy minister Greg Barker and shadow energy minister Jonathan Reynolds.
Policy Exchange was delighted to award Hon Jason Kenney MP, Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, with its inaugural Disraeli Prize. The Prize was presented by Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove.
As part of our Road to 2015 event series, Policy Exchange is delighted to host John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, to deliver his first speech on digital democracy since the creation of his Commission in 2013.
American Friends of Policy Exchange is delighted to host Judge Steven S. Alm, creator of Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) programme, for a lecture and discussion on how ‘swift and certain’ punishment can dramatically reduce reoffending.
As we approach the next General Election, Policy Exchange is hosting a high profile one day Education Conference to discuss what the political parties should commit to in their manifestos for 2015. We are delighted that the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, and the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt, have both agreed to give keynote addresses.