Public Opinion and the Evolving State


For more info please contact the organiser, Dr Joel Faulkner Rogers
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Programme: Thursday 12 September 2013

10.20 Opening Remarks

Professor David Runciman (Head of the POLIS Department)
Stephan Shakespeare (Chief Executive & Co-Founder, YouGov)

10.30 Keynote: General Reflections

Chair: Peter Kellner (President, YouGov)
General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO (former Chief of the General Staff)

12.15 In conversation: From tweets to drones: does Parliament have enough control over national security?

Chair: Dr Jonathan Eyal (Director of International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute)
Bernard Jenkin MP (Chairman, Public Administration Select Committee)
Baroness Kishwer Falkner (Chairman, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Policy Committee on Foreign Affairs)

13.15 Lunch

14.00 Talk: The relation between the state and business: China's experiment

Chair: Kirsty Lang (Broadcaster & Journalist)
Dr Xiang Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business)

14.30 Panel: The global race for influence: the role of the state

Chair: Kirsty Lang (Broadcaster & Journalist)
Martin Davidson (Chief Executive, British Council)
Pieter Van Houten (Lecturer, POLIS, University of Cambridge)
Lord Malloch-Brown (Regional Chairman, FTI Consulting and former Minister of State, Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office)
Barbara Woodward (Director General, Economic and Consular, Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

16.00 Research presentation: Public opinion on the pharmaceutical industry and its role in public health

16.15 Panel: Capitalism, medicine and the state

Chair: Randeep Ramesh (Social Affairs Editor, the Guardian)
Professor Gillian Leng (Deputy Chief Executive, NICE)
Catriona McMahon (Director, Medical and Healthcare Affairs, Astra Zeneca)
Professor Carol Brayne (Professor of Public Health Medicine and Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health)

17.15 Break
19.00 Drinks in the library cloisters
20.00 Dinner in the Dining Hall (by separate invitation)

Programme: Friday 13 September 2013

09.30 Keynote

Nigel Farage (Leader, UK Independence Party)
Chair: Michael White (Assistant Editor, the Guardian)

10.15 Research presentation by Peter Kellner, President, YouGov

11.15 Panel: Predicting the next election

Marcus Roberts (Deputy General Secretary of the Fabian Society)
Stephen Lee (Chief Executive, Centre Forum)
Chair: Martin Kettle, Assistant Editor, the Guardian

12.15 Presentation: Joe Twyman (Director of Political and Social Research, YouGov)

Close: Professor Andrew Gamble (Professor of Politics, POLIS)