Former Advisor to British Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
B-208 Longworth House Office Building
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Across the Atlantic, the British Labour Party – under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn – is cohering around a program that could reshape politics and economics in the UK. From Labour’s 2017 manifesto For the Many, Not the Few to its Alternative Models of Ownership report, Labour’s leadership is assembling the tools and strategies to pursue a bold transformation of the British economy organized around public ownership, democratic control, decentralization of power, and popular participation in economic decision-making. Mathew Lawrence and James Meadway, both fellows with the Democracy Collaborative and leading policy experts working closely with the Corbyn team, will be discussing elements of Labour’s economic platform and potential applications in the United States.
Mathew Lawrence recently launched his own think tank, Common Wealth, with the goal of popularizing a democratic ownership agenda, galvanizing public support behind systemic demands, and providing leading research and policy development. He was formerly a senior researcher for the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a progressive think tank in London, and worked on IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice. Mat holds fellowships from Columbia University and the London School of Economics.
James Meadway served as advisor to Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell and chief economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF). James is currently writing a book on the economy that presents the state of the British economy from a pro-Corbyn perspective and offers economic policy recommendations for a future Labour government. James holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of London and a PhD in Economics from SOAS University of London.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is harnessing the power of the progressive movement to develop policy, create unified messaging for progressives to win key policy fights in Congress, and build progressive power across America.
The Democracy Collaborative is a DC-based think tank that works to advance a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life.
Directions: The Longworth House Office Building is located on Independence Ave. SE between S Capitol Street and New Jersey Ave. SE. The closest Metro station is Capitol South. While the building is open to the public, please allow a few minutes to go through security. Room B-208 is located on the basement (B) level on the north (Independence Ave.) side of the building near the escalators between the Longworth and Rayburn House Office Buildings.