Date and Time
Levelling-up and Inclusive Growth
Wednesday 11th May 2022
Newcastle Business School; Northumbria University Newcastle
The iNCITE research centre at Northumbria University has invited David Goodhart, author and Head of Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit, and Andy Pike, Professor of Regional Development at Newcastle University to lead a discussion along with colleagues Joyce Liddle, Professor of Public Leadership and Enterprise, and David Charles, Professor of Enterprise and Innovation.
The event, which is supported by the Regional Studies Association North East Branch, starts with a buffet lunch from 12.30pm. After the keynote presentations there will be a wider discussion to reflect on the opportunities, challenges and priorities for making levelling-up a reality in the North East England. The event is free to join but please register here to give us an idea of numbers for catering.
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12:00-12:30 Arrival & Registration [Faculty of Business and Law, CCE1 Building]
12:30-13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30-13:45 Introduction to the event
Professor Robert Macintosh (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Northumbria University)
Professor David Charles (Director, iNCITE)
13:45-15:15 Session One
David Goodhart, Policy Exchange
A Rooted Revival?
Professor Joyce Liddle, Northumbria University
Regional Leadership and inclusive growth
Professor Andy Pike, Newcastle University
‘Levelling Up’ ‘Left Behind Places’?
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Panel Discussion chaired by Professor Gary Bosworth (Northumbria University)
17:00-17:15 Wrap-up and Conclusions
Professor David Charles, iNCITE Director at Northumbria University
17:15- 18:30 Drinks and Refreshments; event ends
David Goodhart is Head of Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Unit, and Director of the Integration Hub website. He is a former Director of Demos, and former Editor of Prospect magazine, which he founded in 1995. David is a prominent figure in public debate in the UK, as a well-known broadcaster, author, commentator, and journalist. He has presented several BBC Radio 4 Analysis programmes. Before Prospect, he was a correspondent for the Financial Times, including a stint in Germany during the unification period. In 2013, he published The British Dream (Atlantic), a book about post-war multiculturalism, national identity, and immigration. It was runner up for the Orwell Book Prize in 2014. In 2017 he published The Road to Somewhere: The new tribes shaping British politics (Hurst), about the value divides in western societies, which was a Sunday Times best-seller. In 2020 he published Head Hand Heart: The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century (Penguin).
|Professor Joyce Liddle
Joyce Liddle is Professor of Public Leadership/Enterprise at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. She was previously Professor of Public Leadership and Management at IMPGT, Aix-Marseille Université, France, Head of International Centre for Public Services Management, Nottingham Trent University Business School, Director, MPA/MPP Programmes, University of Nottingham, Director, MA in Management, Durham Business School, University of Durham, Director MBA Programme, Sunderland Business School, Head, Centre for Leadership, Teesside Business School. Prior to an academic career, she was company director of a small family firm and is still company secretary to a design company. She is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and the Regional Studies Association, Joyce. holds Visiting Professorships at Universities of Eastern Finland; Aix-Marseille, France; and Tor Vergata, Rome.
|Professor Andy Pike
Andy Pike is the Henry Daysh Professor of Regional Development Studies in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University, UK. His research interests, publications and research projects are focused on the geographical political economy of local, regional and urban development and policy. He has undertaken research projects for the OECD, UN-ILO, European Commission, UK Government and national, regional and local institutions. He is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association and an elected Academician of the UK’s national Academy of Social Sciences.