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We host a range of events across a broad spectrum of topics relating to social policy. Unless otherwise stated, our events are free and open to all.



Upcoming events



Youngcho Lee

PLEASE NOTE: Due to industrial action by UCU members, this seminar has been cancelled

'South Korean fathers' uptake of parental leave and implications for children's gender socialisation

Part of the International Social and Public Policy Seminar Series

Thursday 24 November 1.00pm to 2.30pm. 

Speaker: Dr Youngcho Lee, LSE

This study draws on interviews with leave-taking fathers in Korea to understand their ideas and experiences of children’s gender socialisation.



What accounts for the recent ‘tutoring revolution’ in English education policy?

Part of the International Social and Public Policy Seminar Series

Thursday 1 December 1.00pm to 2.30pm. 

Speaker: Dr Sonia Exley, LSE

Drawing on an analysis of government policy documents, parliamentary debates and sources published by other key policy actors since 2015, in this paper Sonia Exley will explore the possible role of changing ideas about private supplementary tutoring (PST) in the English education landscape. 

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Kenneth Nelson

Energy taxes, social policy, and economic vulnerability

Part of the International Social and Public Policy Seminar Series

Thursday 8 December 1.30pm to 3.00pm. 

Speaker: Professor Kenneth Nelson, SoFI, Stokholm University

In this talk, Kenneth Nelson will introduce a new project on the social and political consequences of environmental policy, and present some initial results on green taxes on household consumption, poverty, and social policy.

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Book Launch: A Political Economy of Behavioural Public Policy

Wednesday 15 February 2023, 6.15pm-7.45pm followed by a reception

In-person public event, MAR 2.04, Marshall Building

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Speakers: Lord Gus O’Donnell (Chair, Frontier Economics),
Professor Shaun Hargreaves Heap (Kings College, London),
Professor Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia)

Chair: Baroness Minouche Shafik (Director of the LSE)

This event marks the publication of Adam Oliver’s new book, ‘A Political Economy of Behavioural Public Policy’ (Cambridge University Press). Baroness Shafik will chair a panel that will consider the development and future of behavioural public policy, with reference to Oliver’s liberal perspective for the field.  

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Annual LSE Behavioural Public Policy Lecture

Behaviourally-Informed Food Policies: Models, Concepts and Some Evidence

Tuesday 7 March 2023, 6.15pm to 7.30pm

In-person public event, Wolfson Theatre, NAB

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Speaker: Professor Lucia A. Reisch, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Chair: Dr Adam Oliver, Department of Social Policy, LSE

The talk first sketches the contours of a behaviourally-informed food policy aiming for more resilient and sustainable food systems. It then presents five recent and ongoing empirical behavioural studies on how to induce change for more sustainable food patterns.  

More information here




Workshop on the Economics of Risky Behavior

18-19 May 2023

Venue: London School of Economics

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform for researchers from all backgrounds who seek to enrich, refine, and challenge our understanding of the causes and consequences of risky behavior, and to help design policies that would mitigate the costs associated with these behavior.

More information here




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PhD Atrium exhibition 2020

Exhibition: Education for Impact: promoting wellbeing and equality

Hosted by LSE Arts

Monday 20th January to Friday 14 February 2020

Atrium Gallery, Old Building LSE

This transformative and inter-disciplinary exhibition showcased PhD research being undertaken in the Departments of Social Policy, Health Policy and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences under the broad themes of wellbeing and equality.

More information here.


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Exhibition: How Social Policy Research Shapes the World You Live In

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Thursday 10 January - Sunday 20 January 2019

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This comparative and contemporary exhibition showcased Social Policy research responding to global challenges in areas such as inequality, work, family, poverty, migration and education.

More details here.