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Global Policy North Conference – ‘The Challenge of Brexit for the North’

September 20, 2018 @ 08:30 - 19:30

£12.50 - £25

Event Location

Clothworkers Centenary Hall
University of Leeds: School of Music
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Hosted by: Global Policy

‘The Challenge of Brexit for the North’ is the first conference of the Global Policy North network, a new consortium of scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and universities in the north of England, working on a range of global governance and global policy issues.

The conference brings together politicians, academics, and business leaders to discuss the challenge of the UK’s departure from the European Union for the north of England. Keynote addresses will be given by Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds Central and Chair of the Exiting the

European Union Select Committee, and Lord Jim O’Neill, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and member of the House of Lords.

The Conference will also feature four panel discussions on various aspects of the challenge of Brexit for the north. These are on: Education, Health, Investment and Industry, and Infrastructure and Energy.’


8.30 – 8.45 Registration
8.45 – 9.00 Welcome by Sir Alan Langlands and Professor David Held
9.00 – 10.00 Education panel: Professor Hugo Dobson (Head of School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, Chair), Sir Alan Langlands (Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds) Les Walton CBE (Chair of the Northern Education Trust), Professor Claire O’Malley (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), Durham University), Professor Peter Slee (Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Beckett University, first respondent)
10.00 – 10.15 Refreshment break
10.15 – 11.15 Keynote Address: Hilary Benn MP, Chair: Professor David Held (Master of University College, Durham University)
11.15 – 11.30 Comfort break
11.30 – 12.30 Keynote Address: Lord Jim O’Neill, Chair: Sir David Warren (former HM Ambassador to Japan)
12.30 – 1.30 Health panel: Professor Ted Schrecker (Professor of Global Health Policy, Newcastle University, Chair), Rob Webster (CEO of Southwest Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), Professor David Hunter (Professor of Health Policy and Management, Newcastle University), Professor Garrett Brown (Chair in Political Theory and Global Health Policy, University of Leeds), Henri Murison (Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership, first respondent)
1.30 – 2.45 Lunch
2.45 – 4.15 Investment and Industry panel: Conor Kehoe (Director, McKinsey & Company, Chair), Anjalika Bardalai (Head of Research, TheCityUK), Professor Richard Harris (Deputy Dean, Durham University Business School), Professor Ken McPhail (Vice Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Alliance Manchester Business School), Margaret Burton (Partner, Global Immigration, EY), Sir David Warren (former HM Ambassador to Japan, first respondent)
4.15 – 4.30 Refreshment break
4.30 – 5.45 Energy and Infrastructure panel: Dr Antonio Savoia (Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, Chair), Professor Jon Gluyas (Director of the Durham Energy Institute, Durham University), Councillor Andrew Waller (Deputy Leader, City of York Council), Ben Cotton (Partner, DAIS LLP), Gill Morris (Chief Executive, DevoConnect)
5.45 – 6.15 Open Q&A
6.30 Onwards: Drinks reception sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell

This unique event will be the meeting of minds, of scholars and practitioners, recognised on an international and national level, to discuss some of the challenges Brexit poses to the region. 
Tickets and schedule are available here: https://bit.ly/2BaEiVI

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