Open Meetings Programme

For a record of past meetings, please refer to the Archive. This gives speakers, topics and when provided by the speaker a link to download the presentation.

Future Programme

The ICEA year ends on July 31st. The open meetings programme resumes in October. Meeting dates for the coming months are shown below. Speakers and topics are added when these are sufficiently confirmed to be announced. Formal notices giving further details are posted and despatched to members and those on mailing list approximately one month before the event.

For the time being we are holding virtual meetings by Zoom, but we hold bookings at our regular venue, the Art Workers Guild, for all of the dates below.

In addition to the confirmed meetings and future dates listed below, in normal times there are also Members’ Events including the Annual General Meeting and Christmas party.

For dates and details please refer to the Members Events page.

Meetings and Dates

 

Our next online meeting by Zoom is given below

Wednesday February 17th 2021 at 18h30

Dominica: Disaster and Recovery following Extreme Weather Events

presented by

Mark Watson ICEA Member

Dominica was hit by Tropical Storm Erica in 2015 and then by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The IMF estimated damage of the latter at 226% of GDP. In response to these disasters the Government of Dominica has prioritized climate resilience. In 2020, Mark travelled to Dominica to evaluate the impact of recovery and resilience efforts. Mark will explore key issues arising and will draw parallels with the current covid-19 pandemic. Mark is a long-standing member of ICEA and has many years of experience in developing country work, especially of results-based management and evaluation.
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The meeting is open to both members of ICEA and non-members. There is no charge for this event, which will be transmitted live via Zoom
To join the meeting please click on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86839513503?pwd=MFhtVXBpSCtOWmIhaEx2OC90VTczQT09

Meeting ID: 868 3951 3503 Passcode: 969945

Participants should allow at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting to join. It would be appreciated if members and guests use a recognisable user name when taking part in our online meetings.

NOTE: the meeting will last for 1¼-1½ hours with an initial presentation by the speaker followed by questions and contributions from the audience.


 

ICEA London Meetings Programme transferred to Zoom until further notice

The International Consulting Economists’ Association regrets that it will be unable to host its programme of London meetings until further notice.

Zoom meetings were held in May, July, October and November 2020 and again in January this year. These presentations have now been loaded onto this website.

Further Zoom meetings have been arranged as follows:

February 17th – Mark Watson, Public Finance Management specialist and ICEA member

Dominica: Disaster and Recovery following Extreme Weather Events

Dominica was hit by Tropical Storm Erica in 2015 and then by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The IMF estimated damage of the latter at 226% of GDP. In response to these disasters the Government of Dominica has prioritized climate resilience. In 2020, Mark travelled to Dominica to evaluate the impact of recovery and resilience efforts. Mark will explore key issues arising and will draw parallels with the current Covid-19 pandemic.

March 17th – Nicholas Haslam, former Head of Syria Programmes at ASI

Syria

This talk will examine the evolution since 2011 of the Syrian opposition, formed as a response to the military escalation of the Syrian revolution, as well as the role that Western powers have played in shaping and undermining its efforts to reform Syria.

Nick was head of the Syria department at Adam Smith International and is now Head of Climate Change with a major role in the firm’s business development.

Monthly meeting dates for the rest of the 2020-2021 season are as follows:

April 21st
May 18th
June 16th
July 21st

We hope to offer a full programme of monthly presentations over this period and that it may be possible to return to our usual venue, the Art Workers’ Guild, as the year progresses.

Time and Place

Meetings are held at in the Gradidge Room at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, (www.artworkersguild.org), which is located about halfway down the West Side of the Square click for map.

The Gradidge Room is a small venue and our meetings are more akin to seminars than to lectures.

We meet at 6 for 6:30pm. The meeting itself lasts until about 8 pm, with time split approximately equally between the speaker’s address and the subsequent discussion with questions, comment and observations from the floor.

Drinks are available both before and after the meeting. We aim to be out of the drinks room by 9 pm. There is sometimes an opportunity to take supper with speaker as guest. Those doing so leave earlier.

Meeting Charges

A small charge is made to cover the costs of drinks and other refreshments, which are served before and after the meeting.  Charges (including drinks/refreshments): Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50.

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