European Conference
February 9 and 10, 2024 | Cambridge, MA

Jo Johnson

Executive Chairman, FutureLearn and Member of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament

Jo Johnson is a Member of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament and a Member of the Privy Council, a body of advisers to the sovereign. He served in the UK Government under three Prime Ministers as Head of the No10 Downing Street Policy Unit and Minister of State, attending Cabinet, for Universities, Science & Innovation. Elected three times to the House of Commons between 2010 and 2019, he represented the London constituency of Orpington in the House of Commons. Outside of his Parliamentary responsibilities, he is currently Executive Chairman of FutureLearn, the global digital learning platform, and Chairman of Access Creative, the largest independent provider of further education and specialist training for the creative industries in the UK. He is also a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, a Member of the Council of the Dyson Institute for Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of Birkbeck College, University of London, and a former Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Centre for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. In his early career, he worked at the Financial Times variously as Paris Correspondent, South Asia Bureau Chief, Head of Lex and Associate Editor.

Speaker Schedule

Friday, February 9, 2024

at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS)
5:30pm – 6:30pm
What is the Future of Science and Innovation in Europe? Jelena Begović | Olivier Bogillot | Jo Johnson Moderated by Malgorzata Chalupowski
JFK Jr. Forum
Navigating New Normals: Europe’s Economic Resilience in Times of Change José Manuel Campa Moderated by Victoria Ivashina
Starr Auditorium