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Giddens/Lawson debate

  • Date(s)
    2 November 2010
  • Time
    12.30 - 14.00 (with light lunch from 12)
Giddens/Lawson debate

On 2 November, Policy Network is pleased to host the second debate between Anthony Giddens, former director of the LSE and author of The Politics of Climate Change, and Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and author of An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming, about the state of climate change science and its affect on public opinion, the pursuit of a low-carbon economy, and the prospects for an international agreement at Cancun in December.

The event will chaired by Roger Liddle and held in the SMF Boardroom in Tufton Street, Westminster.

Nigel Lawson was educated at Christ Church College, Oxford where he gained a first class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He was Secretary of State for Energy from 1981 to 1983 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1983 to 1989. He was created a life peer in 1992. He is the author of An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming, which was published in 2008.

Anthony Giddens served as Director of the London School of Economics from 1997 to 2003. He was previously Professor of Sociology at King's College, Cambridge. Lord Giddens is the author of 34 books, among them, The Third Way: The Renewal of Social Democracy and The Politics of Climate Change. He was adviser to former Prime Minister Tony Blair and was given a life peerage in 2004.

Roger Liddle is chair of Policy Network and a Labour member of The House of Lords.

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