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21 November 'The Future of Post-Liberal Politics’ Lecture by Phillip Blond, political philosopher, theologian and Director of the ResPublica think tank as part of a series entitled Britain, Brexit and the future of British politics at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus. Speakers in this series will reflect on questions about the changing character of politics and the future of Europe, as well as problems of political engagement, populism and participation. Starts at 5pm with reception afterwards. 

22 November - Making Capitalism Work for Everyone - an afternoon conference organised by the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, featuring Sacha Romanovitch of Grant Thornton and Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive Financial Conduct Authority. Does capitalism have a future? If we value our liberty, creative innovation, increased standards of living and reduced poverty, then it must as there is no other effective way to deliver these good outcomes. But what sort of economy and what sort of society? A market-based economy is only effective if it is built upon sound ethical character and principles and if the widest range of people can share in the benefits. Greed and financial scandals are a stain upon a moral market economy. 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM in central London. To find out more and book your place click here. 

22 NovemberSlaves in our City - an evening raising awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery in our communities, examining the response of the Church and practical actions that parish communities can take. Hosted by Caritas Westminster and hosted by Bishop Nicholas Hudson. With speakers from the Metropolitan Police, the Santa Marta Group, the Medaille Trust, and Caritas Bakhita House. 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London, W1K 3AH. Refreshments from 6pm. RSVP to or register on Eventbrite here.

28 November - Democracy and the Common Good: Alternatives to GDP - What is Growth, and how do we measure it? St Paul’s Institute and Christian Aid host a panel discussion looking at the alternative metrics to growth which GDP doesn’t address – such as family life, civic participation, and freedom from discrimination or exploitation. Speakers: Professor Jagjit Chadha, National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), Amanda Mukwashi, Christian Aid, Danny Kruger, Expert Adviser on Civil Society, HM Government, Cal Bailey, SALT Network, Helen Howe, SALT Network (convenor). 6:45pm-8:30pm, OBE Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD. Booking here. 

5 December Trust and Integrity in Business - which questions do we ask? And of whom? The annual Quakers in Business Conference 2018. A one day interactive event with three parallel streams – lessons from the past and actions for today; one sponsored by The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, plus debates, roundtable discussions, and workshops.  Speakers include: Joycelin Dawes, Sarah James Wright, Ali Wooding, Paul Moxey, Martin Lloyd, Rosemary Carr, Neil Bachelor, Gill Ringland, Sandra Berry, Maureen Furniss, Malcolm Lewis, Nic Burton, Richard Turnbull, John Kimberley and Andrew Fincham.  9:30 to 16:30. Click here for programme. Central London location. This is for anyone in the world of business, owners, managers, employees, public and third sector, students of the world of business and work, anyone who wishes to apply the principles of trust and integrity to their organisation. Prices range from £27-137. Booking essential - click here to find out more. 

6 December Immigration and diversity politics: a challenge to liberal democracy?  A panel debate looking at the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on Western democracies, asking whether or not they are driving polarisation and value conflicts, increasing support for populists. Speakers will also consider how democracies and the 'moderate middle' might respond. Co-sponsored by UnHerd and the Academy of Ideas. Speakers: David Aaronovitch (Times columnist, author and presenter of The Briefing Room), Trevor Phillips OBE (writer, businessman and former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission), Claire Fox (writer, director of the Academy of Ideas, Eric Kaufmann (author of Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities) and Matthew Goodwin (author of National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy). Venue: Conway Hall, London. 7pm - 9pm. £5 per head. Booking here. 

10 December Debt in the UK: Faith–Based and Secular Responses A public panel talk held in partnership between Theos think tank, LSE Anthropology and St Paul’s Institute. The debate starts from a common recognition that debt is not just a numerical, contractual or technical issue, but also a deeply moral one involving human social relations. Speakers include: Ryan Davey, Research Fellow in Policy Studies, University of Bristol and Visiting Fellow in Anthropology, LSE, Mohammed Abdel–Haq, Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton, Sarah–Jane Clifton, Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Barbara Ridpath, Former Director, St Paul’s Institute, Nathan Mladin, Researcher, Theos Think Tank, Deborah James, Professor of Anthropology, LSE (Chair). 6.30-8pm. Free but booking essential via this link.

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