Bridging academia and policy making...
LCSS’s Public Policy Platform creates a forum for people within the academic world as well as policy practitioners with diverse social sciences backgrounds to come together to explore and discuss the most pressing issues affecting politics and society.
The ambitions of this platform are to facilitate a better understanding of the key policy issues surrounding the UK for our participants as well as to create a platform where academic and policy experts come together and debate policy issues on how to improve current positions in society. The platform will also pinpoint and analyse certain issues in society with the aim of formulating projects which address these issues.
The Public Policy Platform organises and hosts a number of events, varying in size, to create a platform for experts in various fields to discuss some of the most pressing as well as neglected issues. The key events organised by the platform are research roundtables, workshops, seminars and international conferences on numerous public policy topics regarding the UK and international agenda. The platform will endeavour to publish the proceedings from each major event, accessible for stakeholders and the general public.
The platform undertakes community-engagement projects to address societal problems, jointly agreed upon community leaders, experts as well as members of the Public Policy Platform. The platform also aims to undertake research projects with the aim of having a policy impact on societal issues.
The Public Policy Platform will cover a whole host of topics including:
- Social Policy
- Foreign Policy
- Policymaking Processes
- Crime & Justice
15-17 June 2015, University of Cambridge
30th April 2015, Thursday, 1pm to 3pm
Prof John Kay, Prof Robert Hazell CBE, Dr Monique Ebell, Prof Panos Koutrakos
Sir Richard Ottaway MP, Dr Andrew Blick, Prof. Malcolm Chalmers and Dr Jo Eric Khushal Murken.
11-13 May, 2013 - Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof Matthew Uttley, Prof Ivor Gaber
Valentina Zigante, Beatrice Andrews
This roundtable discussion looked at the past, present and the future of the welfare state in the UK.
7-9 December 2012 - London, UK
A roundtable discussing the UK's position in the EU and the prospect of leaving the EU.
Halleli Pinson, Madeleine Arnot and Mano Candappa
Alev Yaman, Dr K Onur Unutulmaz
Prof Eve Mitleton-Kelly
Adam Hug, Dr Mehmet Ugur
Professor Bulent Gokay
Prof Yusuf Ziya Özcan
Prof. James Connelly, Funda Pepperell
Dr Asaf Hussain
Dr Gulfem Cakir
Dr Tunc Aybak
His Excellency Bahadir Kaleli, Ms Ayfer Orhan, Labour, Cllr Mr Ertan Hurer, Cllr Mr Dogan Delman, Cllr Ms Nilgun Canver, Cllr Ms Meral Ece
Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children project aims to enable children aged between 9-15 to actively engage with peers through educational and leisurely scout activities resulting in a better understanding of using their free time wisely and actively, thus building their self-esteem and confidence by developing their social interaction and communication skills.
British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.
On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis
In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.
We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August
International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education
LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education
Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy
Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.