UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


IIPP Enrichment Lectures 2022-23

The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) hosts a series of enrichment lectures bringing together experts from across the globe to discuss key themes and research. The enrichment lectures take place across the academic year. New lectures will be announced regularly on this page.

Join us for our series of enrichment lectures focusing on the research of experts from IIPP and beyond. Free talks, Q&A to follow.

Reshaping the Monolith: how to develop state capacity in the digital era
Innovation strategy and social innovation
Decolonizing Politics, by Robbie Shilliam

Decolonizing Politics

10 May 2023: Robbie Shilliam, Johns Hopkins University. Convened by Prof Rainer Kattel.

An Islamic Commons
The Neo-Weberian State: From ideal type to reality?

The Neo-Weberian State: From ideal type to reality?

20 February 2023: Geert Bouckaert, IIPP Honorary Professor. Convened by Prof Rainer Kattel.

Labour and Industrial Policy

Labour and Industrial Policy

8 February 2023: Darren Jones, Labour MP for Bristol North West. Convened by Dr Craig Berry.

Kyriakos Pierrakakis enrichment lecture

The role of Digital Governance in increasing state capacity

20 January 2023: Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Greek Minister for Digital Governance. Convened by Dr David Eaves.

Enrichment Lecture: Erik Reinert

The Theory of Uneven Development

30 November 2022: Erik Reinert, Tallinn University of Technology & Honorary Professor at IIPP. Convened by Dr Craig Berry

Enrichment Lecture: Dr Nick O'Donovan

Innovation and Economic Policy: Learning from past mistakes

14 December 2022: Dr Nick O’Donovan, Manchester Metropolitan University. Convened by Dr Craig Berry.

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IIPP research addresses how public value is imagined, practised and evaluated to tackle societal challenges to achieve sustainable, inclusive and innovation-led growth.

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For more information about the IIPP Enrichment Lectures and to learn how to get involved, please contact iippcomms@ucl.ac.uk