BBC Newsnight’s Economic Editor to speak at lecture series

Paul mason

Paul Mason

The series of public events, organised by the University, discussing how the city can respond to the challenges of the current economic environment continues.

Paul Mason, BBC Newsnight’s Economic Editor, will discuss the financial crisis and what it means for the banking industry and people living in the UK, on Tuesday 7 June, at 5.30pm, in the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

Paul made his first live BBC broadcast on the day of the attacks on the World Trade Center on the 11 September 2001. Since then he has won the Wincott Award for his reports on the rise of China as an economic power and covered stories ranging from Hurricane Katrina, to gang violence on Merseyside.

The Policy Provocations series focuses on the challenges posed by the current financial environment and how political leaders, social reformers, business executives and members of the public can help shape Liverpool’s future. Speakers at the event will pose new questions about the global economic environment and how Liverpool’s successes could be used as a model for the rest of the UK.

The events will also celebrate Liverpool’s year of ‘City of Radicals’, which recognises a century of radicalism in Liverpool through various events focused on investigating the city’s cultural, social and political history.

John Flamson, Director of Partnerships and Innovation at the University, said: “The new financial environment has profound implications for the way we live our lives and how our cities function. During this time of unprecedented change, we must challenge ourselves to ask the difficult questions and then deliver innovative solutions.”

The events are free but tickets must be booked via the University website or by telephoning 0151 794 2650.

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