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21st Century Policy Development

Synthesis

Thursday, 15 March 2012 from 10:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

21st Century Policy Development

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Type End Quantity
10.30 - 11.30am - Network Effects and the Limits of Incentive-Based Policies   more info Ended Free  
11.45am - 12.45pm - FuturICT – The Billion Euro Project: Leveraging New Technology for Social Advancement   more info Ended Free  
1.45 - 2.45pm - New Approaches to Infrastructure – Beyond Conventional Cost-Benefit Analysis   more info Ended Free  
3 - 4pm - Security & Resilience Challenges – the Pragmatic use of Complexity and Network-Based Approaches   more info Ended Free  
4.30 - 5.30pm - Policy Development in the 21st Century – Using Network and Systems Approaches   more info Ended Free  
5.45 - 6.45pm - Whole-Systems Approaches to Communities – On the Ground Policy Development   more info Ended Free  
7 - 9pm - Evening Reception (The Cinnamon Club)   more info Ended Free  

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With the growing realisation that many of our social, economic and environmental problems lie rooted in not one but a multitude of competing factors, increasing numbers of academics and social commentators are now drawing upon network and complex systems approaches to aid their understanding of how we might address what are seemingly intractable 21st century challenges. While the importance of these new fields is now widely acknowledged in certain academic circles, in the world of public and social policy it is still largely confined to the periphery of debates and is seldom seen to influence decision-making in Whitehall.

In a bid to counter this trend and build awareness among policymakers, Synthesis and partners are inviting a diverse group of high-level and interested stakeholders – including MPs, civil servants and senior representatives from influential organisations – to hear more about its implications for a number of key policy areas, among them community development, technological innovation and security issues. The event will consist of a set of stand-alone Daytime Sessions, each of which will have a speaker and panel of respondents that will explore the relevance of these new approaches to current policy challenges. 

 

The 6 daytime policy sessions are outlined below. All of these are free to attend and will be held in the George Thomas Room, Central Hall, Westminster.


10:30am - 11:30am   Session 1: Network Effects and the Limits of Incentive-Based Policies with Prof. Paul Ormerod

11:45am - 12:45pm   Session 2: FuturICT - The Billion Europe Project: Leveraging New Technology for Social Advancement with Prof. Steve Bishop and Suzy Moat

LUNCH

1.45pm - 2.45pm      Session 3: New Approaches to Infrastructure - Beyond Conventional Cost-Benefit Analysis with Bridget Rosewell

3pm - 4pm               Session 4: Security & Resilience Challenges - the Pragmatic use of Complexity and Network-Based Approaches with Prof. Jamie MacIntosh

TEA BREAK

4.30pm - 5.30pm      Session 5: Policy Development in the 21st Century - Using Network and Systems Approaches with Lord Julian Hunt

5.45pm - 6.45pm      Session 6: Whole-Systems Approaches to Communities - On the Ground Policy Development with Steve Broome


Please click here for a full agenda.

Following the last session, there will be an Evening Reception and closing speech from Jesse Norman, MP. The reception is free to attend and will take place from 7pm - 9pm at The Cinnamon Club, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster.

If an event is sold out and you would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact Benedict Dellot directly at benedict.dellot@rsa.org.uk

Complexity Day is organised in partnership with Synthesis, Assyst, FuturICT and The Royal Society of Arts, and is supported by both Jesse Norman, MP and Matthew Hancock, MP.

 


      


  
  


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George Thomas Room
Central Hall
Westminster
SW1H 9NH London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 March 2012 from 10:30 to 21:00 (GMT)


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Synthesis is a think-tank devoted to using the emerging paradigm of complex networks in the social sciences to tackle social and public policy concerns.

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