The Business of People - social science after the election
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 from 12:30 to 14:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On the opening day of the Festival of Social Sciences the Campaign for Social Science will discuss its work advocating on behalf of the social sciences in the lead-up to General Election 2015.
The Business of People is the Campaign’s pre-election report which makes a case to policy-makers for the value of social science to the UK’s society and economy. The report has stimulated a wide-ranging debate among social scientists. Positive reactions to the events so far:
“Informative and interactive” // "Really interesting presentation" // “A chance to hear about process and negotiating strategies” // “Made me think about the issues and how they apply to my own work”
The panel: Professor Christopher Hughes, Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Emma Uprichard, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Co-Director of the Warwick Q-Step Centre; from the Campaign: David Walker, journalist and Head of Policy; Professor Andy Ross, former Deputy Director of the Government Economic Service.
Details: Ramphal Building, R1.13. Lunch served from 12.30pm before the main session at 1-2pm, which includes an audience Q+A.
Please note places are limited. All social scientists welcome.
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Campaign for Social Science
The Campaign for Social Science was set up in 2011 to raise the profile of social science with the government, the media and the wider public.
In Spring 2015 we are visiting universities around the UK to promote the recommendations of our pre-election report The Business of People - #bizofpeople. We want to engage as many social scientists as possible in our mission to forge a unified and amplified voice for social science that will increase its impact and influence.