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International Public Policy Institute

The International Public Policy Institute (IPPI) aims to deliver measurable impact on societal outcomes in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

IPPI builds on Strathclyde’s interdisciplinary research strengths in Energy, Health, Education & Social Policy, Government & the Public Sector, Economic Development and Future Cities with the aim to make better policy - policy that works.

Making better policy, policy that works

IPPI curates, communicates and internationalises public policy research at Strathclyde and  connects it to current public policy debate. With its Policy Centres and Visiting Professors, IPPI publishes Policy Briefs, promotes policy discussion via policy seminars and lectures, develops research-led international policy links and develops and strengthens cross-disciplinary public policy research and teaching at Strathclyde.

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    Uncertainty is the new certainty: Charting Scotland's course in an age of disruption

    In an era of aggressive globalisation, and against a backdrop of Brexit, indyrefs, and new devolved powers, Scottish policy makers and business leaders have their work cut out to respond to unprecedented peacetime challenges while maintaining focus on their day jobs.

    While some play down the significance of current events and others are tempted to leave it all to the politicians, former Scottish Secretary Michael Moore will argue that this is a moment for maximum engagement by all of Scotland’s leaders in the private and public sectors.

    In his inaugural lecture as a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde, he will draw on his experience in politics and business to suggest how events may now unfold and how Scotland needs to equip itself to make appropriate decisions to navigate this age of disruption.

    The event will be introduced by Dame Sue Bruce and will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

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    Minding Scotland's Money

    On Monday 12th September, alongside the Royal Society for Edinburgh and the David Hume Institute, we held an enlightening conference on the Scottish Parliament's new fiscal powers. We have collated a selection of papers from speakers at the event, which can be downloaded here.

    What's next after the EU referendum?

    IPPI Executive Director David Wilson takes a look at the current situation and suggests what may be next after the EU referendum.

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