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Bloggers' Bash 2011: 'Blogging: Yesterday's news?'

Speaker: Tim Montgomerie (ConHome), Douglas Carswell MP (TalkCarswell.com) and Harry Cole (Guido Fawkes)

Date: Thursday 21 April 2011

Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm

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Location: The Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, SW1P 3DW

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Tim Montgomerie, the editor of ConservativeHome, will be joined by blogger and MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell, and former ToryBear and current news editor of order-order.com, Harry Cole. In the light of the decline of centre-right bloggers and growth of mainstream media blogs they will discussing the future of the blogosphere.

The Next Generation: The AV Debate

Speaker: Mark Littlewood (IEA) and Dylan Sharpe (No2AV)

Date: Wednesday 6 April 2011

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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Location: St Stephen's Club, St Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AB

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To AV or not to AV?

Ahead of the Referendum, Mark Littlewood (Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs) and Dylan Sharpe (No2AV campaign) will be debating whether to vote for or against AV. Each speaker will have 5 minutes to put forward their arguments followed by a Q & A.

The Next Generation with Sajid Javid MP

Speaker: Sajid Javid MP

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2011

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF

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The most radical government for a generation?

Sajid Javid is the new Conservative MP for the Bromsgrove constituency. Having previously worked in banking, he believes strongly in free markets and free enterprise, fostered by a low tax and low inflation economy.

Sajid studied Economics and Politics at Exeter University, where he worked with Tim Montgomerie of ConservativeHome in running the Exeter Entrerprise Forum. After leaving university he joined the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, working mostly in South America. At the age of 25 he became the youngest Vice President in the history of the bank. He later returned to England and joined Deutsche Bank as a Director in 2000.

Sajid left Deutsche Bank in 2007 to pursue a career in politics. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June - November 2010, but had to relinquish his position to become Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Hayes, the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong learning. Since being elected to the House of Commons, Jack Straw identified Sajid as one of six Conservative MPs "who have already made an impact in this first term" and ConservativeHome also chose Sajid as the top newcomer of 2010.

Sajid Javid will be talking on whether the coalition government is the most radical government in a generation.

Prof George Selgin: The Anachronism of State-Controlled Money

Speaker: Prof. George Selgin

Date: Wednesday 2 March 2011

Time: 04:00pm - 06:00pm

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Location: Robert Runcie Room, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ

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In this lecture Professor Selgin will address 'the anachronism of state-controlled money' and introduce attendees to the idea of 'free banking', a system in which there is no central bank and no legally enforced monopoly currency. According to its advocates, adopting a genuinely free market approach to banking would produce greater financial and economic stability.

George Selgin is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, an Associate Editor at Econ Journal Watch and a Professor of Economics in the Terry College of Business in the University of Georgia. Selgin is one of the founders of the Modern Free Banking School, which draws its inspiration from the writings of Hayek on the denationalization of money and choice in currency. He has written extensively on free banking, the private supply of money and deflation.

George Selgin is the author of The Theory of Free Banking: Money Supply under Competitive Note Issue (1988), Less Than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy (1997), and Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage (2008).

The Future of Planning

Speakers:

  • Greg Clark MP, Minister for Communities & Local Government
  • Dr Mark Pennington, Reader in Public Policy and Political Economy, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Tim Hellier, Head of Planning, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Date: Wednesday 2 February 2011

Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm

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Location: St Stephen's Club, St Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AB

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