Neal Lawson

Category: Parallel session

Biography

Neal is Chair of the good society pressure group Compass and was author of All Consuming (Penguin, 2009) and co-editor of The Progressive Century (Palgrave, 2001). He serves on the Advisory Board of We own it!, is a Contributing Editor of the social democracy journal Renewal which he helped found and is a Associate Member at the Bauman Institute at Leeds University. He writes regularly for the Guardian and the New Statesman. In the past he worked as a trade union researcher, an advisor to Gordon Brown and ran a communications company. He is a partner at the progressive communicators Jericho Chambers where he works on responsible tax and the future of work as human projects. Neal has been described by Zygmunt Bauman as “one of the most insightful and inventive minds on the British political stage” as “the most optimistic commentator in western Europe” and as the “Eyore of the left” by the Sunday Times. His recent publications include Downfall: on the future of Labour and New Times with Indra Adnan.

Links

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Silvia Vazquez

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Zahid Iqbal

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Bénédicte Linard

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Sybren Kooistra

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Ulrike Lunacek

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Monika Baunach

Monika Baunach is the Constituency Coordinator and Researcher to Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East of England.

Dirk van den Bosch

Dirk van den Bosch was locally active for the young Greens and campaign leader for several campaigns. He then turned politician himself and became leader of the Greens in local parliament in the city of Leiden aged 21.

Robert Luschnick

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Boussim Fatoumata

She works currently as Executive Secretary of the African Greens Federation. She is the General Secretary of the green party of Burkina Faso “Rassemblement des Ecologistes du Burkina Faso”. She is a Jurist, with a master degree in Judicial Law.

Antolin Polanco

José Antolin Polanco, is president of the Green Party of the Dominican Republic. Activist and Green Leader in the Carib region, as a member of the Federation of Green Parties of the Americas, responds by the intermediation of conflicts.

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