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IPLI aims to bridge the gap between established and aspiring policy makers in order to effectively and sustainably transmit knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next.

Over the course of the academic year, IPLI features a series of influential international policy makers, both practicing and retired, who provide their insights and expertise in a closed conference format.

The format is simple and effective - a relevant policy maker is invited to give a lecture on a pressing policy issue to small groups of international students, academics and researchers. The lecture occurs in an academic setting, thereby enabling a free and in depth exchange of ideas on the issues being discussed. Such seminars enable privileged opportunities for students and academics to learn from policy makers. They also offer policy makers the chance to potentially gain new perspectives from an international body of up and coming future leaders.

Please read below for more information on IPLI's last Symposium:


Policy Making in the EU Gérard Deprez, Deputy of the European Parliament

IPLI Foundation sponsored this Symposium in cooperation with the Institute for European Studies at 

Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). The speaker for this event was Dr. Gérard Deprez, a member of the European Parliament since 1984.  For this Symposium, Dr. Deprez sat with members of the UCL community to engage in a substantive discussion about the challenges of policy making in Europe.

For more information on Dr. Deprez, please visit his page at the European Parliament website.

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