Upcoming Localism Events: late November onwards, 2014

The latest on upcoming Localism events.

Laird Ryan
17 November 2014

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20.11.2014  12.00 – 1400 NLGN Labour’s Approach to Localism: Roundtable Event – Guildhall, London EC2V 7HH This will be addressed by Baron Wood of Anfield, shadow minister without portfolio and adviser to Ed Miliband MP.  NLGN events tend to have a local government focus, but is free and there are no apparent restrictions on attendance.  Request a place at [email protected].  More details at:

25.11.2014  18.30 – 2000 Launch event for Labour’s Local Offer  It’s a joint Fabian Society and NLGN essay collection exploring Labour’s relationship with localism in the run up to the 2015 general election and beyond.  The listed speakers include:

Lisa Nandy MP, shadow minister for civil society

Steve Bullock, mayor, London borough of Lewisham

Andrew Harrop, general secretary, Fabian Society

Simon Parker, director, New Local Government Network

It’s listed as a ’private event’, and the location is enigmatically listed as ‘Westminster’, but again, you can request a place at [email protected] More details at:

Should we allow artificial intelligence to manage migration?

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue Senior director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

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