Upcoming seminar:
Thursday 12 May, 18:00 - 19:30: Joakim Palme

Thursday, 12 May:

Reflections on the Policy Implications of Ageing Crisis, GFC and Refugee Crisis

Joakim Palme

Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University



Joakim Palme is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of South Denmark; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities; and President of the Research Committee 19, Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy, International Sociological Association. Dr. Palme was the director of the Institute for Futures Studies from 2002 to 2011. His doctoral dissertation Pension Right in Welfare Capitalism was defended in 1990. Since then, he has continued to work on social policy in a comparative perspective and published analyses of the welfare state and redistribution, and of the public-private mix in social protection. Dr. Palme has further worked on social insurance and health, as well as on social policy reform and retrenchment in Sweden. From 1999 to 2001, he chaired the Welfare Commission appointed by the Swedish Government.

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