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Patron's Dinner with Grant Shapps

Date: Monday 28 April 2014

Time: 07:00pm - 07:00pm

Grant Shapps is Chairman of the Conservative Party and MP for Welwyn Hatfield, Elected in 2005, from 2010-12 he was the Minister of State for Housing and Local Government.

Patron's Dinners are intimate events exclusive to Adam Smith Institute subscribers, and attendance at one is by invitation only.
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Power lunch with Chris Giles

Speaker: Chris Giles

Date: Thursday 1 May 2014

Time: 12:30pm - 02:00pm

Chris Giles is the Financial Times' economic editor.

Attendance at Adam Smith Institute Power Lunches is by Invitation Only. 

May TNG with Peter Tatchell

Speaker: Peter Tatchell

Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014

Time: 06:00pm - 07:30pm

RSVP: events@adamsmith.org

Location: ASI Office, 23 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3DJ

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We're delighted to have Peter Tatchell as the speaker at our May TNG. 

Peter is a relentless and fearless campaigner, who has for decades championed causes such as democracy, global justice, environmentalism, human rights and LGBT freedom. 

He pioneered ideas for uniform, comprehensive equality legislation from the late 1970s, and spearheaded the campaign for civil marriage and civil partnership equality. He recently helped secure parliamentary amendments to remove two legislative threats to freedom of expression.

He also works alongside democracy and human rights activists in many countries, including Iran, Uganda, Somaliland, Iraq, Russia, Pakistan, Bahrain, Zimbabwe, Palestine and West Papua.

His human rights activism resulted in him being badly beaten by President Mugabe's bodyguards in 2001 and by Russian neo-Nazis in 2007.
 

We expect this event to be busy so please RSVP on either Facebook or to events@adamsmith.org.

Please note that the ASI's 'The Next Generation' events are for those aged 16-30. 

Patron's Dinner with David Willetts MP

Speaker: David Willetts MP

Date: Wednesday 14 May 2014

Time: 07:00pm - 07:00pm

David Willetts is MP for Havant and Minister of State for Universities and Science. He is also a visiting professor at the Cass Business School, board member of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.

Patron's Dinners are intimate events exclusive to Adam Smith Institute subscribers, and attendance at one is by invitation only.
To find out more about supporting the Institute and our vital work click here.

Power Lunch with Ben Broadbent

Speaker: Ben Broadbent (Bank of England)

Date: Thursday 15 May 2014

Time: 01:00pm - 01:00pm

Dr Ben Broadbent has been a member of the Monetary Policy Committee since 2011. For the decade prior to his appointment Dr Broadbent was Senior European Economist at Goldman Sachs.

Attendance at Adam Smith Institute Power Lunches is by invitation only. To be considered, please email events@adamsmith.org

Guest Lecture: "Sweatshops: Improving Lives and Economic Growth" with Ben Powell

Speaker: Ben Powell

Date: Tuesday 3 June 2014

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

RSVP: kate@adamsmith.org

Spaces at this event are limited. To request an invitation, please contact kate@adamsmith.org

Author and Director of the Free Market Institute, Ben Powell, will be giving a guest lecture at the Adam Smith Institute entitled: "Sweatshops: Improving Lives and Economic Growth."

A drinks reception begins at 6pm, followed by Powell's lecture and Q&A session at 6:30pm.

Powell's latest book, Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy, provides a comprehensive defense of third-world sweatshops. It explains how these sweatshops provide the best available opportunity to workers and how they play an important role in the process of development that eventually leads to better wages and working conditions. Using economic theory, the author argues that much of what the anti-sweatshop movement has agitated for would actually harm the very workers they intend to help by creating less desirable alternatives and undermining the process of development. Nowhere does this book put “profits” or “economic efficiency” above people. Improving the welfare of poorer citizens of third world countries is the goal, and the book explores which methods best achieve that goal. Sweatshops will help readers understand how activists and policy makers can help third world workers.

Benjamin Powell is the Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and a Visiting Professor in the Rawls College of Business. He is the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Power Lunch with Dan Hannan MEP

Speaker: Dan Hannan

Date: Thursday 26 June 2014

Time: 01:00pm - 01:00pm

Dan Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South East England. A fierce eurosceptic, he went viral with a clip of his scathing attack on Gordon Brown's response to the global financial crisis. 

Hannan is also a frequent and popular contributor to The Telegraph, author of the book 'How We Invented Freedom', and co-author of the hugely influential 'The Plan' alongside Douglas Carswell.

Attendance at Adam Smith Institute Power Lunches is by invitation only. If you wish to be considered, please email events@adamsmith.org

Patron's Dinner with Lord Lamont

Speaker: Lord Lamont

Date: Tuesday 1 July 2014

Time: 07:00pm - 07:00pm

Lord Lamont served under the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major and was Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1990 and 1993. He was made a life peer in 1998.

Patron's Dinners are intimate events exclusive to Adam Smith Institute subscribers, and attendance at one is by invitation only.
To find out more about supporting the Institute and our vital work click here.

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