Policy Exchange will be hosting a half-day conference to explore the big policy questions that face the UK as it seeks to use technology and data to improve our major urban centres. The conference will include keynote speeches from Michael Flowers, founding director of New York City's Mayor's Office of Data Analytics (MODA), and Deputy London Mayor Kit Malthouse.
Policy Exchange is delighted to award the Colin Cramphorn Memorial Prize to former NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Kelly is the longest serving Commissioner of the New York Police Department in its history - and one of the best known and respected policemen in the world. He was the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure.
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.
Policy Exchange is delighted to host Professor Deirdre McCloskey for a speech on how capitalism has changed the world. Professor McCloskey argues that capitalism – or ‘market-tested innovation’, in her words – has increased the standard of living of the average worker by a factor of at least sixteen. The event will be chaired by Matt Ridley.
Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for her first set-piece speech on environmental issues. She will set out her vision for the environment as well as making an important new policy announcement.
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.