Peter Harrington – Head of Communications
Peter joined Demos in January 2007 to head events and publishing. He previously worked as manager of Citizens Against Terror, an international campaign to develop civic engagement with security and human rights. He has also researched energy policy, security, and conflict at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics, and worked at Practical Action, an international development charity in the UK. Peter studied Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Peters main research interests are in finance and regulation, the environment, international development and identity politics. His regional interests lie particularly in Africa, the Middle-East and Central Asia.
Can you give us a brief history of Demos – your achievements and your vision?
Whats Progressive Conservatism?
Can your cultural capital really improve social mobility?
What can the social enterprise sector do that government cant?
How come if your chatting about social and cultural policy someone always says – “Well in Sweden…” ?
What do you make of Nudge - Thaler and Sunstein - and the role of social psychology in policy making?
Recommended reading – nothing too heavy please?
…Couldn’t help myself at the end there. Sorry.