This lecture is hosted by the Oxford Martin School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School
In the wake of the financial crisis and global shifts in economic power, the Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, will speak about how best to foster an inclusive economy for Britain which properly and productively shares the benefits and opportunities of growth, whilst also leveraging the vital role played by universities in building a skills-based, innovation-led economy.
This seminar will also be live webcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wu6zi59hEY
About the speaker
In Westminster, Liam has been in the Home Office, Downing Street and HM Treasury, creating the UK Border Agency, reorganising No 10 for Gordon Brown, and drawing up Labour’s deficit reduction plan for Alistair Darling. As the West Midlands first regional minister he helped deliver £400 million for the new New Street station. In Opposition, Liam has chaired Labour’s policy review, led the Shadow DWP team and is now Shadow Minister for Skills, Science and Higher Education.
Liam is the author of over twenty books and pamphlets about Britain’s future and is a passionate advocate of closer ties between Britain and Asia. His book Turning to Face the East was published by Guardian Books this year. He sits on the board of the GB-China Centre, is vice-chair of the APPG on East Asian Business and a patron of Chinese for Labour.
He is also the author of the Road to Full Employment (Fabians 2013), Reinventing Government Again (SMF, 2009) and Local Government Transformed (Baseline, 2005). He is governor of the Institute of Government and lives in Birmingham where he is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hodge Hill.