Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Previous Events & News 2017


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UK's Climate Change Commission - a model for New Zealand?

The Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, talks about the role and achievements of the UK's independent Commission and the prospects for climate change post Brexit and post the US presidential election.

Speaker: The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97). His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense. To that end, he set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with bluechip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Association of Professional Financial Advisers.


Human Rights and Prison Practice in Europe Today

Professor Dunkel presents on human rights and prison practice in Europe.

Speaker: Professor em Dr Frieder Dunkel,is the previous President of the European Society of Criminology (ESC) and a previous Dean of Law (1994-95) and Vice-Rector (2010-2013) of the University of Greifswald in northeast Germany. He taught criminology, penology, juvenile justice, criminal procedure and criminal law and has undertaken many research projects. These include international comparative projects on imprisonment, on juvenile justice systems and on restorative justice in European countries.


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