Reputation in the Age of Protest


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Programme - Thursday 13 September 2012

09.00 Registration

09.30 Opening remarks

Stephan Shakespeare Chief Executive & Co-Founder, YouGov
Michael White, Assistant Editor, the Guardian

09:40 Keynote: The interaction of defence, diplomacy and development in British soft power

Chair: Richard Norton-Taylor (Writer on Defence & Security, the Guardian)
General Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL (Former Chief of the General Staff)

10:20 In Conversation: British and American reputations in the world

Chair: Michael White (Assistant Editor, the Guardian)
Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP (Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Professor Colleen Graffy (Director of Global  Programs, Pepperdine University, School of Law)

10:50  Break

11.20 Panel: British reputation and the Arab Spring: Building trust and relationships in times of upheaval

Chair: David Hearst (Foreign Leader Writer, the Guardian)
Martin Davidson,(Chief Executive, British Council)
Zahra Langhi (Founding member of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace and co-coordinator of the Cairo-based activist group Friends of Free Libya)
Irfan Siddiq (Head, Arab Partnership Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Michael Willis (Director of the Middle East Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford)
Mohsen Marzouk (Secretary-General of the Arab Democracy Foundation (ADF), Doha)

12.30 Panel: What has intervention done for British reputation among its allies and beyond?

Chair: Nicholas Beadle CMG (former Private Secretary to successive Secretaries of State for Defence)
Prof Michael Cox (Professor of International Relations, LSE)
Lt-Gen Sir Robert Fry KCB CBE (former Commandant General Royal Marines and Deputy Commander General of coalition forces in Iraq)
Richard Norton-Taylor (Writer on Defence & Security, the Guardian)

13.30 Lunch

14.45 YouGov Presentation: The reputation process: tools for countries, organisations and the UK banks

Oliver Rowe, Director, Reputation Research, YouGov

15.00 CEOs in conversation: Managing reputational crisis

Chair: Stephan Shakespeare (Chief Executive & Co-Founder, YouGov)
Gary Hoffman (Chief Executive, NBNK Investments)
Ian Cheshire (Group CEO, Kingfisher plc)
Martin Gilbert (Chief Executive, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC)

16.00 Break

16.30 Keynote: Adapting Iconic Brands in the Era of Social Media

Moya Greene (Chief Executive, Royal Mail)
Chair: Dan Milmo (Industrial Editor, the Guardian)

17.00 Break

17:15 Panel debate: Reputation in the eye of the stakeholder

Chair: Terry Macalister (Energy Editor, the Guardian)
Lord (Michael) Hastings (International Global Head of Citizenship & Diversity, KPMG)
Jane Kinninmont (Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House)
Chandu Krishnan (Executive Director, Transparency International UK)
Rosemary Banyard (Co-Head of Pan European Small and Mid Cap Team, Schroders)

18.15 Break 

18.45 Evening keynote: Politics 2.0 – technology, social media and political change

Chair: Julian Borger (Diplomatic Editor, the Guardian)
Wael Ghonim (Egyptian Internet Activist)

19.30 Pre-dinner drinks in the Library Cloisters

19.00 Supper in the Dining Hall at Magdalene College (by separate invitation)

Dinner speakers:
Carole Stone, Chair, Advisory Board, YouGov-Cambridge
Matthew Jamison, Consultant Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Sir Vernon Ellis, Chairman, British Council

Programme - Friday 14 September 2012

07.45 Breakfast

09.00 Keynote: Will the reputation of banking ever recover?

Chair: Jill Treanor (City Editor, the Guardian)
John Studzinski (Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group)

09.35 YouGov Presentation: The Government’s mid-term blues

Peter Kellner, President, YouGov

09.45 Keynote: The insider’s view: the reputation of government in the coalition era.

Chair: Polly Toynbee (Columnist, the Guardian)
The Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal

10.15 Break

10.40 Keynote: The outsider’s view: Has Westminster politics entered a post-trust era?  

Chair: Michael White (Assistant Editor, the Guardian)
George Galloway MP, Member of Parliament for Bradford West

11.15 Break

11:30 YouGov Presentation: Is it still the economy, stupid? Exploring the big issues in British politics

Joe Twyman (Director of Political & Social Research, YouGov)

11.40 Panel: Do the big parties still own the big issues in British politics?

Chair: Martin Kettle (Associate Editor, the Guardian)
Sajid Javid MP (Economic Secretary, HM Treasury & Conservative MP for Bromsgrove)
Lord Newby (Government Deputy Chief Whip and Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, House of Lords)
Professor Andrew Gamble (Professor, Cambridge POLIS Department)
Diane Abbott MP (Shadow Minister for Public Health & Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington)
Matthew Hancock MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills and Education & Conservative MP, West Suffolk)
Fraser Nelson (Editor, The Spectator)

13.00 Closing remarks

Stephan Shakespeare (Chief Executive & Co-Founder, YouGov)
Michael White (Assistant Editor, the Guardian)

13.10 Lunch