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Distinguished external speakers that form a unique part of our teaching programme

The SPP Policy and Practice Seminar Series includes presentations of scholarly research and talks by high-profile policy makers, practitioners and academics.  They take place on Thursdays between 5.30pm and 7pm during term time, starting on the 2nd of October. These are public events: all students and the general public are welcome to attend. The seminars are followed by drinks reception until 9pm.

Many distinguished practitioners and academics visited our Department last year to speak for our Policy and Practice Seminar Series. Martin Davidson, Jonathan Powell, David Cowling, Jack Straw, Professor Michael Jacobs, Professor Robert Laslett, Sir Stephen Wall, Nicola Sturgeon, Sir Roderic Lyne and many more have shared with our students and visitors their time and expertise in their fields, such as diplomacy, EU issues, world politics, parliamentary development, special advisers, terrorism, election coverage, global governance, environmental policies, public policy and more.  The attendance and enthusiasm with which the audience received the talks were enjoyable and together it was a grand way to lead to this year’s series. You will be able to find this year’s series programme by visiting our SPP website and Eventbrite page below or follow our social media pages. 

2014/15 Policy and Practice Seminar Series
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2 October '14

Dr Michael Shackleton (University of Maastricht)

Dr Simon Usherwood (University of Surrey)

Paola Buonadonna (Media Director - British Influence)

Chaired by Dr Christine Reh (UCL)

'EU 2014-2019: New Faces - Old Problems?' Register for this event
grant POLICY
9 October '14
Sir Malcolm Grant (Chairman of NHS England) 'Liberating the NHS: the creation of NHS England'

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  16 October '14
To be announced soon
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  23  October '14
To be announced soon To be announced soon Register for this event

Popovic PnP
30 October '14
Srdja Popovic (Executive Director - CANVAS)  To be announced soon Register for this event

Brewer PnP
13 November '14
Dame Nicola Brewer (Vice Provost International UCL)
'Being an ambassador: 4 years in South Africa'
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  20 November '14
To be announced soon To be announced soon Register for this event

keith POLICY
27 November '14
Judge Kenneth Keith (International Court of Justice) To be announced soon Register for this event

hazell POLICY
4 December '14

Bernand Quoroll

Colin Munro (IR Consultant) 

Chaired by Professor Robert Hazell (UCL)

'Helping citizens to save themselves: why election observation matters' Register for this event

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Twomey CU
18 September '14
Professor Anne Twomey
'Succession to the Crown of Canada – The Court Challenge and the Consequences' Register for this event

All the Political Theory Seminars are from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm and will be held in the Council Room, School of Public Policy, UCL, 29 Tavistock Square, London WC1.

MA in Legal and Political Theory students will be issued with the seminar paper as soon as it is available (usually around a week before the seminar). Papers may also be downloaded from the PAL page on Moodle and from the SPP website below.

More information about Legal and Political Theory at UCL here. 

2014/15 Legal and Political Theory Seminar Series
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brownlee LPT Wednesday, 8th October '14
Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick)   Download the paper here
freyenhagen LPT Wednesday, 22nd October '14
Fabian Freyenhagen (Essex)   Download the paper here
Howard LPT Hor Wednesday, 29th October '14
Jeff Howard (Essex)   Download the paper here
chambers LPT 12th November '14
Clare Chambers (Cambridge)   Download the paper here
Mckinnon LPT Wednesday, 3rd December '14
Catriona McKinnon (Reading)   Download the paper here
  Wednesday, 10th December '14
Leif Wenar (KCL)   Download the paper here

This lecture series showcases the work of prominent international scholars in the study of religion and political theory. It is organised by UCL’s Religion and Political Theory (RAPT) Centre. It is open to all.

Unless otherwise stated, all lectures take place are at 5pm, and will be held in the Council Room, School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU. 

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Sullivan RAPT 24 September '14
Professor Winnifred Sullivan
'Spiritual Governance: The Chaplin as Priest of the Secular'
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