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The Inaugural CMRE Friedman Lecture:
'School choice matures: lessons for policymakers'

Presented by Professor Julian Le Grand
When: Tuesday 27th January 2015, 6.30-7.45pm
Where: Hoare Memorial Hall, Church House (Great Smith Street entrance), Westminster

Read a summary of the lecture or listen to an audio recording.

Julian Le Grand has been the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics since 1993. From 2003 to 2005 he was seconded to No 10 Downing Street as Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. He is a Founding Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, and a Trustee of the Kings Fund. He is currently Chairman of Health England: the National Reference Group for Health and Well Being for the UK Department of Health.

Julian is the author, co-author or editor of eighteen books, and has written more than one hundred refereed journal articles and book chapters on economics, philosophy and public policy. He has also been named one of Prospect magazine’s 100 top British public intellectuals, and one of the ESRC’s ten Heroes of Dissemination. Julian has advised numerous government bodies and agencies, and was one of the principal architects of the UK Government’s current public service reforms, introducing choice and competition into healthcare and education. Some of his other policy innovations include the Pupil Premium, and Patient Budgets, now being piloted by the Department of Health.

He writes regularly for the national and international press and appears frequently on television and radio, including the Today Programme, The World at One, The World Tonight and The Politics Show. He has been several times a member of Radio 4’s Any Questions panel and has presented editions of Radio 4’s Analysis and BBC 2’s The Big Idea.

Good teachers are crucial – so how can we make them better?
Presented by Professor Olmo Silva
with a panel discussion chaired by Gabriel Heller Sahlgren and panel contributions from David Weston and Laura McInerney
When: Thursday 27th November, 6:30-9.30pm
Where: 23 Great Smith Street, Westminster, the offices of the Adam Smith Institute.

Full details of the event and speaker profiles are available here.