7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
3rd June, 2015
In gaining altitude above modern British political economy, this lecture transcends the boundaries of mainstream political and economic discourse. In exploring the trends and practices of past centuries, it not only presents a framework by which today’s statecraft can be more powerfully understood but it details a range of strategic options now facing Britain in the twenty first century. In a world increasingly witnessing the private supply of public goods and a hollowing out of the state, the lecture raises profound questions about the nature of modern political economy and questions what we will come to mean by ‘governance’. The lecture is designed to be of interest to political scientists, economists, sociologists, lawyers and anyone who also studies business and public policy.
Tim Evans has experience across the policy and corporate affairs spectrum having consulted with the leaderships of many of the world’s largest companies. A former President and Director General of the Centre for the New Europe (2002-2005) in Brussels, between 1993 and 2002, he was the Executive Director of Public Affairs at the Independent Healthcare Association in London. In 1991, he was the Head of the Slovak Prime Minister’s Policy Unit in Bratislava. Prior to that he had been the Assistant Director of the Foundation for Defence Studies. He has an MSc and PhD from the LSE and an MBA from the Open University. Holding a NATO sponsored Post-graduate Certificate in National Security, in 2006, he was also awarded membership of the Mont Pelerin Society. A regular commentator on radio and television, he lives in London with his wife Dr Helen Evans and daughter Petica. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Adam Smith Institute.