Open lecture by Joakim Palme: The Welfare State as a Generational Contract

You are kindly invited to attend the open lecture by Professor Joakim Palme, Swedish political scientist and sociologist. Joakim Palme is the eldest son of Olof Palme (1927-1986), who served as the Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969-1976 and 1982-1986 and whose political ambitions were characterized by the desire to reduce inequality and develop the welfare state in Sweden. 

During the event the specially formed SSE Riga Task Force on Reducing Inequality in Latvia will report on their progress.

17:30 - 19:30 Wednesday 18/10/2017

SSE Riga, Strelnieku 4a, Soros Auditorium


17:30   Coffee and networking
18:00  Joakim Palme on building a welfare society and the different models – „The Welfare State as a Generational Contract”
18:45   Introduction to the Task Force on Reducing Inequality in Latvia
19:00   Q&A
19:30   Wine and networking

Joakim Palme (born 1958) is professor of political science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, since 2009. His research has focused on comparative studies of welfare states and different forms of inequality. Palme worked at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, SOFI, at Stockholm University throughout the 1980s and 1990s, where he also served as professor (adjunct) from 2003 to 2009. In 1999-2001 Palme chaired the Swedish ”Welfare Commission” which published a series of volumes on welfare state policies. From 2002 to 2011 he was the director of the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm. 


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