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07 July 2014 | Rise of the Robots: What skills will we need in the future economy and how do we get them?

  • 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?

  • 24 June 2014 | Brave New World: Is the UK prepared for the future global economy?

  • 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.

  • 17 June 2014 | Nudge, nudge: Can behavioural economics help households cut their energy bills?

  • 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.

  • 16 June 2014 | The Inaugural Disraeli Prize, presented to Hon Jason Kenney MP

  • 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.

  • 10 June 2014 | Can Digital Democracy revitalise the interest of a disillusioned electorate? with Rt Hon John Bercow MP

  • 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.

  • 09 June 2014 | Swift and Certain Punishment: Innovative ways to reduce reoffending

  • 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.

  • 07 June 2014 | What should the political parties promise on education in 2015?

  • 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.

  • 05 June 2014 | "The Summit" with Ed Conway and Jesse Norman MP

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to host Sky News's Ed Conway's to discuss his new book The Summit with Jesse Norman MP. This book is the definitive story of the 1944 Bretton Woods Summit and the lessons for today's global economic recovery. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished accounts, diaries and oral histories, Conway describes the conference in stunning colour and clarity, bringing to life the characters, events and economics.

  • 04 June 2014 | The future of Digital Britain: Why technology should be front and centre of parties' ideas for the 2015 Election

  • What role will technology play in party manifestos for 2015? That will be the question asked of MPs from each of the three main political parties: Nadhim Zahawi, Chi Onwurah and Julian Huppert, when they join a panel discussion as part of Policy Exchange’s Road to 2015 series.

  • 03 June 2014 | Cities 2030: The future for post-industrial cities - lessons from the UK and US

  • Policy Exchange and the Manhattan Institute are delighted to invite you to a major one day conference in London on the future for post-industrial cities. Speakers include a range of academics, politicians and officials with direct experience in how to make cities more beautiful, safer and economically vibrant places, with a particular emphasis on lessons from cities in the USA.