Speaker: Nigel Stapleton
Date: Wednesday 10 November 2010
Time: 12:45pm - 02:15pm
Location: Adam Smith Institute, 23 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BL
"Some reflections from seven years as Chair of the independent regulator of UK mail services"
Nigel Stapleton has been Postcomm’s chairman since 16 January 2004, when he was appointed for an initial three-year term by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. On 2 November 2006 he was reappointed for a further four years, until 14 January 2011. He works two and a half days a week for Postcomm.
Mr Stapleton is a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange plc and a non-executive director of Reliance Security Group plc.
Mr Stapleton is an independent director of two subsidiaries of SamrukKazyna National Prosperity Fund, which manages the State owned assets of Kazakhstan. The two subsidiaries are the electricity generation company - Samruk Energy - and the Kazak postal services provider - KazPost.
He is also a Trustee of the Mineworker's Pension Fund and in February 2009 was appointed Scheme Chairman of the Fund.
Mr Stapleton’s earlier business career included 18 years with Unilever and 13 years at publishing and information company Reed Elsevier.
Mr Stapleton is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a degree in economics from Cambridge University.
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Speaker: Mark Skousen
Date: Monday 1 November 2010
Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Location: The Yalumba Room, The Phoenix, 14 Palace Street, Victoria, SW1E 5JA
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Hayek vs. Keynes: Who's Winning the Battle of Ideas?
Known as the “maverick” of economics for his contrarian and optimistic views, his sometimes-outrageous statements and predictions, Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. He’s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and “Austrian” economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions — and has often been proved right.
His more unusual predictions include:
Mark Skousen has built a reputation for not only accurately identifying the right economic and political trends, but also the right investments for the times.
An almost idealistic proponent of liberty and political freedom, Mark Skousen is actively involved in some of the most prestigious free-market and liberty think tanks in the world. He frequently speaks and writes articles for organizations such as the Cato Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Libertarian Party, the Council for National Policy and the Mt. Pelerin Society. You can read many of those articles or listen to some of his speeches. He is also the producer of FreedomFest, an annual conference held in Las Vegas (the country’s most libertarian city!) and billed as the world’s largest gathering of free minds on liberty. You can visit www.freedomfest.com for more information.
Date: Wednesday 20 October 2010
Time: 10:00am - 03:00pm
Location: Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3DW
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"An Agenda for Reform: Politics Economics and Society"
The Independent Seminar on the Open Society (ISOS) is a free one-day seminar for sixth-formers, held in London in the Winter and Spring each year. Click here to find out more.
Date: Tuesday 5 October 2010
Time: 05:45pm - 07:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ
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Pragmatism, Principle And Power: What will the coalition mean for Conservative politics?
Date: Sunday 3 October 2010
Time: 12:45pm - 02:00pm
Hosted by: Adam Smith Institute; Jersey Finance
Chairman: Dr Madsen Pirie – President, Adam Smith Institute
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