Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation With Baroness Stroud and Lucy Bassett

Baroness Stroud and Lucy Bassett
December 9, 2021
12:00 pm

How can society effectively eradicate complex social problems like poverty and hunger, racial injustice, human trafficking, and the opioid addiction crisis?

Join Baroness Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute and a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, and UVA Professor Lucy Bassett as they discuss how to confront social challenges through different organizational systems, and the levers that lead to effective social change. From grassroots organizing to legislative and policy changes, Stroud and Bassett will explore how it takes the collective work of multiple systems — including government, think tanks, nonprofits and businesses — to create meaningful, long-term change.

You are invited to join a virtual Leadership Unscripted Speaker Series session on Thursday, 9 December, at 12 p.m. EST discussing Grassroots Organizing to Policy Changes: Confronting Complex Social Challenges.

Please register by COB on Wednesday, 8 December, to receive webinar details.

About Baroness Stroud
Member of the House of Lords, CEO of Legatum Institute, Chair of Social Metrics Commission

Philippa Stroud is a member of the House of Lords, CEO of the Legatum Institute and chair of the Social Metrics Commission. Previously, she was chief executive of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a think tank that she co-founded in 2004. Stroud’s life and career to date have been strongly influenced by her passion to tackle poverty and social breakdown. Prior to the CSJ, she was special adviser to Iain Duncan Smith, then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from 2010-15, and also to the British Prime Minister. In these roles, she was responsible for the development of the social justice agenda, working on the government’s key welfare reform program, the introduction of universal credit, the creation of social investment and new child poverty measures. Her early career was spent in the voluntary sector, including time in Hong Kong and Macau working with heroin addicts and former gang members who were undergoing rehabilitation. On her return to the U.K., she founded and directed a four-stage project that supported moving people off the streets and into independent living. She moved to Birmingham, England, in 2000, where she became executive director of the Bridge Project, a voluntary sector project providing supported accommodation for homeless men and women.

Learn more on the Leadership Unscripted website.