The breadth of the University’s expertise and influence on public policy will be showcased during a special week-long series of events running from 28 October till 1 November 2013, otherwise known as Manchester Policy Week. These events will include seminars and workshops run by expert researchers across the University, complemented by keynote events featuring high-profile figures and policy influencers.
A lecture on Labour’s international development policy and a battle of four leading UK Thinktanks on what Government will look like beyond austerity are just two highlights of Manchester Policy Week. There are 14 brilliant events over the five days – with debates ranging almost every field of public policy. Topics of discussion include;
- zero hours contracts and proposed policy changes
- how local policy can help migrants feel welcome
- sport in public policy and the role of the state
- understanding spatial issues in public policy
- transportation policy issues surrounding ageing
- European perspectives on the politics of public spending
- young men as perpetrators of domestic abuse
- current changes to public health policy
- Labour’s record on education
- policy intervention in domestic heating provision
- energy challenges and the role of natural gas
All events are free and open to staff, students, policy-interested professionals and members of the public (with exception for the public spending conference-style event on the 30 October which is specifically for academics) – however, registration is required.
Join the debate with the 500+ others attending so far. For the full event listings and to book your place an any event, visit: www.policy.manchester.ac.uk/week