On Wednesday, 30th October Professor Ian Gough, visiting Professor from the London School of Economics will be the Whitehall Group guest speaker. During lunch Professor Gough will be discussing ‘Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing’.
If you would be interested in further information about the Whitehall Group or would be interested in attending (subject to availability and charges may apply) please contact Fiona Jones, the Whitehall Group Secretary for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Professor Ian Gough is a Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and an Associate at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI), both at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He was professor of political economy and social policy at Manchester University before leaving for the chair of social policy at the University of Bath in 1995. On retirement in 2009 he moved to London to concentrate on his current research at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Professor Gough’s current research project, supported by an ESRC grant, is on the intersection of climate change mitigation policy and social policy.
Professor Gough studied economics at Cambridge in the early 1960s, and, since then, has worked within the field of social policy, applying economics, political economy, political science and political philosophy to some of the central concerns of the welfare state.