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Question Time 2013


Your questions answered

If you missed the event, here is a short video with some of the highlights.

The Department of Economics hosted a hugely successful Question Time event on campus on Monday 30 September 2013, providing University of Warwick students and staff with the opportunity to engage with politicians, policy makers and academics on the major issues and questions concerning the world.

The event took place in the Butterworth Hall at Warwick Arts Centre and was followed by a drinks reception to give members of the 800-strong audience the opportunity to speak to the panelists informally.

The event was filmed and streamed live on the website and on the University's big screen on campus, and quotes and comments were live-tweeted, to ensure the widest, most geographically-diverse audience the chance to fully engage with the debate.

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Watch the full version of the event here:



Question Time 2014

Next Year's Question Time event will be held on Monday 29th September 2014.

The Panellists

Lord Gus Odonnell

Lord Gus O’Donnell is a Warwick Economics Alumnus. He is a former senior British Civil Servant, who between 2005 and 2011 served as the Cabinet Secretary, the highest official in the British Civil Service.

Abhinay MuthooProfessor Abhinay Muthoo is the Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. His research interests include conflict and negotiations, international development, and public policy.

Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith is a member of the Labour Party. She spent over 10 years at the heart of government and served as the first woman Home Secretary between 2007 and 2009.

ThriftProfessor Nigel Thrift is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick. He is one of the world’s leading human geographers and social scientists.

Douglass Carswell Douglas Carswell, Conservative MP for Clacton and co-author "Direct Democracy; an agenda for a new model party".

Event Chair

Siobhan Benita Siobhan Benita is the Director of the Warwick Policy Lab, Warwick Economics Department. She is a former senior Civil Servant who ran as an independent candidate in the 2012 Mayor of London election.