University leads debate on future of city leadership

Policy Provocations 2012

Staff and students are invited to a thought-provoking debate in the Victoria Gallery & Museum on the future of leadership in Liverpool and other global cities.

Chaired by former BBC political correspondent Jim Hancock, political broadcaster for more than 30 years from the North West and Westminster, this panel event will bring together leaders across business, academia and the environment to tackle how cities can move forward as the UK tackles debt crisis and manages the changing relationship between the public and private sectors.

Professor Alan Harding, Director of the Institute of Political and Economic Governance at the University of Manchester, will address why sticking to tried and tested ways of engaging the private sector won’t be effective and suggest that if we don’t find a way of doing things better, the consequences are likely to be severe.

The panel also includes Rod Holmes, Chair of The Mersey Partnership, Professor Walter Menzies, former CEO of the Mersey Basin Campaign and Dr Neil Murray, CEO of Redx Pharma.

Tomorrow’s City: can the private sector deliver? is on Tuesday 27 March at 5.30pm and followed by an informal reception from 7pm. To book a ticket, and to find out about forthcoming lectures in the series, visit the Policy Provocations website.

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