UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Democracy - not waving but drowning

25 January 2024, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Join us for a Soundbite with Tom Brake, Director of Unlock Democracy.

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UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


B01 Clore Lecture Theatre
Birkbeck, University of London
27 Torrington Square Londo

35 years of political campaigning, 22 years in Parliament, 3 years as a Government Minister and most recently 3 years leading Unlock Democracy, an organisation that focuses on democratic reforms in the UK, Tom Brake’s experience of politics and campaigning gives him particular insight into emerging challenges, how democracy is developing and steps that might restore trust in politics and save our democracy.

Tom Brake is the Director of Unlock Democracy. Unlock Democracy campaigns for democratic reforms in the UK including PR, House of Lords reform, devolution, greater transparency and accountability of government and a written constitution.


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About this event series

Deliberative democracy: Rethinking democracy for 21st century prosperity

This Director’s Seminars and Soundbites series provides a thought-provoking exploration of the contemporary discussions surrounding deliberative democracy's structure and form, as well as the possibilities for renewing democracy. It aims to stimulate critical thinking and foster open dialogues regarding the challenges confronting us.

Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actors working in new and traditional sectors, outside of academia. The Soundbite gives the audience an insight into how their organisation contributes to sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

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