The Future of Government

Monday, 19 May, 2014 - 11:00 to 12:30
Lecture Theatre, 10 Merton St

A special event co-hosted by BSG and WEF

The digital revolution is transforming politics and the nature of government. From education improvement and tax collection to better healthcare systems and job creation, technology is putting pressure on governments to deliver more with less.

This events brings together a panel of experts to discuss: What are some of the challenges and solutions for governments as they struggle to meet demands for enhanced public services and higher productivity?

The discussion will draw on work developed by the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. The Council is set to produce a “smart” toolbox with transferable best governance practices that will officially be launched in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 10 June 2014.


  • Espen Barth Eide, Managing Director and member of the Board at the World Economic Forum. 
  • Professor Joseph S. Nye, Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University. He has provided the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government with his intellectual stewardship and crafted the smart toolbox framework.
  • Professor Helen Margetts is an expert on is the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, and Professor of Society and the Internet at Oxford University. She is a political scientist specialising in e-government and digital era governance and politics. 
  • Chaired by Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government.

Link to more information on the WEF Future of Government report.

Registration is required to attend. Please email for full details.