The International Panel for Social Progress will be holding a day event at the House of Lords to debate the conclusions its first report ‘Rethinking Society for the XXIst century’. The event is sponsored by Lord Meghnad Desai.

Professor Lorraine Talbot (University of Birmingham, and IPSP Coordinating Lead Author) will be presenting in the panel discussion on ‘Corporations and the Future of Work’.

Other speakers are Professor Simon Deakin (University of Cambridge, UK and IPSP Coordinating Lead Author), Professor Marie-Laure Djelic (Sciences Po, France and IPSP Steering Committee Member), Professor Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University, USA and FMSH, France and IPSP Steering Committee Member).

The panel discussion will be moderated by Lord Desai, and discussants will be Dr Liam Campling (School of Business and Management, QMUL) and Professor Adrian Smith (School of Geography, Dean of Research in HSS and Director of IHSS, QMUL) 

The event will take place on 30 November 2018.

The International Panel on Social Progress is an independent association of world leading researchers from social sciences and the humanities, who teamed up with the goal of developing research-based, multidisciplinary, non-partisan, action-driven solutions to pressing challenges of our time. The perspective is that of a reinvented and pragmatic utopia – an optimistic projection towards a world that thinks and acts in favor of social progress and justice.

After four years of drafting, debating, rethinking and revision, the IPSP report was published in September 2018 (Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press) together with a programmatic short book – A Manifesto for Social Progress. We take the opportunity of this publication to present the main results and propositions of the report. IPSP authors will engage in a discussion with actors in the field, members of the House of Lords and researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

The event is graciously sponsored by Lord Meghnad Desai and is co-organised by IPSP, Queen Mary University of London, Cambridge University Press and the Review of Social Economy.