Date: Monday 3 March 2014
Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Location: Adam Smith Institute
Is the UK's penal system working? What can we learn from the US and economic research to make prisons more effective at preventing reducing crime both inside and outside prison? Nick Herbert MP and Dr David Skarbek discuss their research and recommendations for policy-makers.
Nick Herbert is Conservative Party MP for Arundel and South Downs, and served as Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice between 2010 and 2012. During this time Nick championed the creation of elected Police and Crime Commissioners and spearheaded the Conservative 'rehabilitation revolution', where tough sentencing is accompanied by focus on lowering re-offending rates with payments made to agencies based on results. Prior to entering parliament Nick was the Director of the think-tank Reform, which he co-founded in 2002.
Dr David Skarbek is a lecturer in Political Economy at King's College London. His research interest is to understand how people define and enforce property rights in the absence of strong, effective governments. His work has examined incarceration, gangs, and crime in the United States. David is completing a book on The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System, which examines how inmates create self-governance institutions to promote economic and social interactions behind bars.
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Speaker: James Bartholomew
Date: Tuesday 18 February 2014
Time: 06:00pm - 07:30pm
Location: ASI Offices
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February's TNG speaker is James Bartholomew: banker-tunred journalist and author of 'The Welfare State We're In'.
First published in 2004, 'The Welfare State We're In' argued that however noble its intentions, the welfare state does more harm than good- with perverse incentives causing poor-quality public services, and the neediest trapped in poverty.
To co-incide with the release of a revised and updated edition of the book, Bartholomew will revisit the arguments which led to his conclusions and appraise what, if any, improvements subsequent reforms have bought.
Speaker: Ross Clark
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2014
Time: 07:00pm - 07:00pm
Ross Clark is an author and journalist who is well-known for his contributions to The Spectator, and has written extensively for the The Times, The Sunday Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday.
He has authored a number of books, including 'How to Label a Goat: the silly rules that are strangling Britain', and most recently 'A Broom Cupboard of One's Own: the housing crisis and how to solve it'.
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Speaker: Andrew Bailey
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2014
Time: 12:30pm - 12:30pm
Location: Aberdeen Asset Management
Andrew Bailey is Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
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Date: Wednesday 27 November 2013
Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Location: The Churchill Room, Dartmouth House
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The Adam Smith Institute is pleased to announce a discussion on Civil Justice Reform and the Rule of Law with leading experts Sir Edward Garnier and Senator Mike Lee.
The event will be held on Wednesday 27th Novmember in The Churchill Room of Dartmouth House, Mayfair (W1J 5ED). Doors will be from 7.00pm, with the discussion commencing at 7.30pm.
Sir Edward Garnier QC MP has a distinguished career both as a lawyer and a politician. He is a specialist in defamation and media law, having worked for The Guardian and recently represented Lord McAlpine against a number of libellous Twitter remarks. An MP since 1992 he has served as Shadow Minister for Justice and Shadow Attorney General, and between 2010 - 2012 was HM Solicitor General.
Senator Mike Lee is a US Senator for the state of Utah. He has worked as a constitutional lawyer and clerk for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. As well as his strong legal background, he is regarded as one of the most free market members of the Senate and was one of only two Republicans to vote against extending key parts of the Patriot Act in 2011.
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