Campaign organises seminar on political lobbying
10 September 2012
A seminar which brings together experts on political lobbying from the government, parliament and the social sciences will be held by the Campaign for Social Science on 18 October.
The Art of Political Influencing will be held at the British Academy of Management, 137 Euston, London NW1 2AA, from 10-30am to 4pm. A free place is available to the learned societies which support the campaign, and other organisations or individuals can book for £50.
The event will feature a talk by Richard Bartholomew, Department for Education Joint Head at the Government Social Research Group, on how social scientists can have an impact on consultations, and one by Rachel Newton, Policy Analyst at the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, on influencing Select Committees.
The day will also feature talks by William Solesbury, the Policy Advisor for the Academy of Social Sciences, which launched the Campaign, on understanding the role of Select Committees and explaining government consultations.
Dr Steven Toole, Policy and Public Affairs Manager of the Royal Geographical Society, and Andrew Garrratt, Press and Public Affairs Manager of the Royal Statistical Society, will talk on learning from experience.