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Events

The International Public Policy Institute run a wide range of events throughout the year.

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Upcoming events

  • Thu
    Nov
    2
    Launch of Wave Energy Innovation Report
    Dr Matt Hannon, Chancellor's Fellow for Technology and Innovation, will launch his report on Wave Energy Innovation. More details to follow.

Past events

2017 events

  • Wed
    Jun
    28
    Scotland-EU Relations as Brexit talks unfold (with Fiona Hyslop MSP)

    Brexit will fundamentally reshape the UK’s and Scotland’s relations with the European Union. In this keynote speech, Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hylsop MSP will consider how Scotland’s EU relationship will evolve as negotiations progress. Her speech will be followed by a Q&A session. This event will close with refreshments and a networking session.

    Free event: Registration essential.

  • Thu
    May
    25
    Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations: Anyone out there know how to deliver a low carbon energy system?

    Globally, societies have set themselves enormous challenges in decarbonise their energy supply to address climate change effects. Alf Young in conversation with energy experts and customers asks: “How can policy makers begin to approach the challenge and where do we the citizens fit into this picture?”

  • Tue
    Apr
    25
    Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations: Community Energy and Central supply - which way to go?

    Big power stations are closing, and wind farms and local generation are providing more of our electricity and energy. Alf Young, journalist and Visiting Professor with the International Public Policy Institute will chair a discussion with Nicholas Gubbins (CEO, Community Energy Scotland) and Stuart Galloway (Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde). 

  • Tue
    Apr
    18
    IPPI International Lecture Series: Gross Domestic Problem: Measuring what matters

    Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti is author of many books on political economy, and his newest book is The World after GDP.  He will outline his alternative vision for the future, including the positive transformations that could be achieved through a post-GDP system of development.

    Lorenzo will be joined by a range of speakers, including Professor Sir Harry Burns (Professor of Global Health, University of Strathclyde) and David Wilson (Executive Director, International Public Policy Institute), who will give their responses to Lorenzo’s vision. The event will be chaired by Katherine Trebeck (Senior Researcher at Oxfam and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at Strathclyde University).

  • Thu
    Mar
    23
    Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations: Effective but not investible - there is no market for energy efficiency

    IPPI Executive Director and former Director for Energy and Climate Change with the Scottish Government David Wilson will be joined by Elizabeth Leighton (Policy Advisor, Existing Homes Alliance) and Mike Thornton (Director, Energy Savings Trust - Scotland) to discuss the challenges of financing public policy around energy efficiency.

  • Tues
    Mar
    21
    IPPI International Lecture series: Promoting Collaborative Leadership: Lessons from the New Zealand Public Sector

    Free event: Registration essential.

    Over the past thirty years, New Zealand has developed a reputation for its willingness to foster innovative public management and policy practices. But what of its public leadership aspirations and practices? 

    In this latest IPPI International Lecture, Professor Brad Jackson will assess the progress made by the ‘Better Public Services’ initiative over the past eight years in New Zealand.  These interventions have encouraged more strategically-oriented and collaborative leadership practices, and encouraged more collaborative working.

    The seminar will identify the key lessons learned so far, and draw out the implications for public leadership research and development.  The New Zealand experience offers insights for Scotland as we mark the 10th anniversary of Scotland's National Performance Framework.

  • Fri
    Mar
    3
    Centre for Health Policy: Declaration Festival

    The Centre for Health Policy is delighted to be a partner in Declaration, in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation (creators of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival), the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), NHS Health Scotland, NHS Lothian, and the Health and Social Care Action Group of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).

    The full Declaration programme can be found online at www.declarationfest.com. Tickets for all events are FREE and can be booked in advance via the festival website.

  • Thu
    Mar
    2
    Centre for Health Policy: Declaration Festival

    The Centre for Health Policy is delighted to be a partner in Declaration, in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation (creators of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival), the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), NHS Health Scotland, NHS Lothian, and the Health and Social Care Action Group of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).

    The full Declaration programme can be found online at www.declarationfest.com. Tickets for all events are FREE and can be booked in advance via the festival website.


     

  • Tue
    Feb
    28
    Centre for Energy Policy: How not to run an energy policy: The lessons from three decades

    The Centre for Energy Policy are delighted to announce their second Town and Gown lecture, “How Not to Run an Energy Policy: The Lessons from Three Decades”

    With the help of personal experience, former UK Energy Minister Brian Wilson will review the major policy milestones which have left the UK short of power and turned Scotland from exporter into importer. What are the lessons, where are we heading - and can politicians be trusted with energy policy? Brian’s talk will provide a timely introduction to forthcoming activity being organised by the Centre for Energy Policy to encourage stakeholder debate on the new Scottish Energy Strategy.

    Professor Karen Turner will chair the event, and Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal of the University of Strathclyde, will introduce Brian Wilson. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

    Free event: registration essential

  • Thu
    Feb
    2
    Centre for Energy Policy: Energy and the Economy: Pushing the Boundaries

    Please note: this event takes place in London

    In the last decade, European national governments have taken significant steps through policy measures to reduce their carbon emissions. Energy efficiency is an increasingly popular approach as it lowers energy consumption, reduces CO2 and improves energy security. As the effects of energy efficiency policy are analysed, interest has grown in the wider macroeconomic effects of these national policies and how these may extend beyond national borders.

    This event includes two short workshops, composed of presentations and plenary discussion, to consider the role of economy-wide modelling in assessing and projecting the impact of energy policy changes (particularly energy efficiency policies). In so doing it debates important topics around multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling at a time where CGE is becoming established as an important policy evaluation tool.

2016 events

  • Mon
    Dec
    12
    Effectiveness in Charities and the Public Availability of Charity Effectiveness Information

    Read Stewart Black's follow-up blog post

    The use of resources available to charities is of increasing interest. As a result, the effectiveness of charities and other third sector bodies is becoming more important, as is public access to this information.

    The International Public Policy Institute is delighted to welcome Stewart Black, who will give a seminar on effectiveness in charities and the issue of public information, as part of the International Public Policy Institute Seminar Series.

    Stewart will address key questions such as: What effectiveness is, and why it is important; How it is measured and reported; What information is publicly available, and why public availability is important; How do arrangements in Scotland contrast with the rest of the UK and with the US; and what are the options for future change?

  • Thur
    Oct
    20
    Uncertainty is the new certainty: Charting Scotland's course in an age of disruption

    Download Michael's paper written in response to the event.

    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.

  • Wed
    Sept
    28
    Centre for Energy Policy: Elephants in Energy

    Read Ian Marchant's paper Elephants in Energy: 5 Things to Consider in Energy Policy

    As the Scottish Government looks to the development of an energy strategy, Ian Marchant will address some of the elephants in the energy policy world that should be considered head on within that strategy but are all too often conveniently ignored or taken as a given constraint. As is usually the case, he will stir things up a bit.

  • Mon
    Jun
    27
    Building an economy for health and living well: What do we need?
    The Centre for Health Policy and Oxfam bring you a seminar that explores the wider context in which health is shaped.
  • Tues
    Sept
    20
    Centre for Education & Social Policy: Early Years Q&A

    Our Centre for Education and Social Policy and Early Years Scotland present Early Years: Q&A. This event is invite only.

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  • Mon
    Mar
    21
    IPPI International Lecture Series: The EU Referendum: A view from Ireland
    The University of Strathclyde is delighted to welcome Ambassador Daniel Mulhall to give the inaugural lecture of the IPPI International Lecture Programme.Join us for a lively public lecture by Dr Daniel Mulhall, the Irish Ambassador to Great Britain on the upcoming UK EU referendum. What is Ireland’s perspective on the forthcoming EU referendum? What impact might a “Brexit” vote have for Irish / UK relations? And what is Ireland’s experience of referendums?