Date: Tuesday 7 September 2010
Time: 12:45pm - 02:15pm
Location: Sir Herbert Baker Room, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ
"Direct Democracy and the Coalition"
Co-author of best selling book, The Plan; 12-months to renew Britain, Douglas Carswell is an advocate of political reform and helped establish the Direct Democracy campaign. In 2009, The Daily Telegraph nominated him a Briton of the Year, and Spectator readers voted him Parliamentarian of the Year.
He had a proper job in business before politics, working in commercial television and then fund management. Douglas co-wrote "Direct Democracy; an agenda for a new model party", which the Spectator magazine described as "One of the founding texts for the new, revitalised Toryism... written by some of the brightest young Conservative thinkers".
He blogs each day at www.TalkCarswell.com and has written for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Telegraph and Spectator, as well as appearing on the Politics Show, Newsnight, Sky and Radio 4's Week in Westminster and Westminster Hour.
Date: Tuesday 17 August 2010
Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Location: The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London, SW1 3BU
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"The Problem with Libertarian Polemics"
Mr. Carney is a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. He previously served as the editor of the editorial page for The Wall Street Journal Europe and of the Journal Europe's Business Europe column. In 2003, he received the Frederic Bastiat Prize for Journalism.
Before joining the Journal as an editorial writer in February 2000, he worked for the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard University. He has also worked as a sternman on a lobster boat in Maine. He has a master's degree in philosophy from Boston University and a bachelor's from Yale.
Date: Wednesday 4 August 2010
Time: 02:00pm - 05:30pm
Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
The ASI is pleased to announce a new event: The Liberty Lectures. It is aimed at students of varying ages and is free to attend. We have put together some of the top thinkers on liberty in this country, so this is a unique opportunity. Also, books will be given out on the day to further your education for the ends of liberty.
Date: Thursday 22 July 2010
Time: 12:45pm - 02:00pm
"Acquisition in the time of Austerity: A perspective on the Strategic Defence and Security Review"
Bernard Gray is Chairman of TSL Education. Bernard joined the business as Chief Executive when it was acquired by Exponent in 2005. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of CMP Information, the UK media arm of United Business Media, for 5 years and in that role was responsible in turning around the company from losses to profits of £40m a year. From 1999-2001 Bernard was Strategy Director of UBM, and was heavily involved in the proposed Carlton-UBM merger, and the subsequent sale of UBM's ITV franchises to Granada for £1.7bn, as well as overseeing some £1.5bn of other corporate transactions.
Bernard's earlier career involved 2 years at the Ministry of Defence, where he directed the Strategic Defence Review of 1998, almost 10 years as a journalist on the Financial Times Group, including spells as the FT's Defence Correspondent and writing the Lex Column. He started his career with 5 years in investment banking and capital markets working for Bankers Trust and Chase Manhattan in London and New York.
In non-executive roles, Bernard has been a director of Cable & Wireless and Five, the UK broadcaster.
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Date: Tuesday 13 July 2010
Time: 12:45pm - 02:15pm
"The Gap in the Curtain"
Hugh Hendry is Partner, CIO & CEO of Eclectica. Hugh is the principal portfolio manager and leads both the investment thinking and the research team. He has 18 years' industry experience with Baillie Gifford, CSAM and Odey Asset Management. At Odey he managed a range of funds from $1.0bn of long only European mandates, including the award winning Odey Continental European Fund, to the The Eclectica Fund. Hugh graduated from Strathclyde University in 1990.
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