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The Authority Gap
Contributor(s): Mary Ann Sieghart | Join us for this event at which Mary Ann Sieghart will talk about her new book The Authority Gap.
The Authority Gap provides a perspective on the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives, to reveal the scale of the gap that still persists between men and women. Marshalling a wealth of data, and including interviews with pioneering women such as Baroness Hale, Mary Beard and Bernadine Evaristo, this is a fresh feminist take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism in ways that benefit us all.
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Mary Ann Sieghart (@MASieghart) makes programmes for BBC Radio 4 and is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London. She spent 2018-19 as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she researched her book, The Authority Gap, on why women are taken less seriously than men. She spent 19 years as Assistant Editor of The Times and is a Trustee of The Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian and The Observer.
Grace Lordan (@GraceLordan_) is the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative (TII) and an Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at LSE. Grace is an expert advisor to the UK government sitting on their skills and productivity board. Her academic writings have been published in top international journals in economics and the broader social sciences. Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future you Want is her first book.
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TII (@lse_tii) aims to bring behavioural science insights to firms to allow them to enhance the inclusion of all talent, and simultaneously produce academically rigorous and relevant research that links directly to TII’s purpose.
You can order the book, The Authority Gap, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.
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Celebrating Pride: the behavioural science behind the inclusive social movement
Contributor(s): Antonia Belcher, Pips Bunce, Belton Flournoy, Jane Hill, Arlene McDermott | Celebrate and reflect on the success of the Pride movement through a behavioural science lens. Grace Lordan, Director of The Inclusion Initiative will chair this event and will be joined by a cross-industry expert panel.
This panel session will cover biases, narratives, norms, networks, resilience among other behavioural science topics. The event will also be looking to the future, mapping out what the panel expect for the future of the Pride movement, and taking audience questions. Join us for this moment of celebration. Those that join can expect to laugh, learn and lean into the behavioural science of Pride.
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Antonia Belcher (@BelcherAntonia) is the founder of MHBC Cumming construction consulting. Antonia has 40 plus years’ experience in the construction and property industries and leads her own construction business that she formed in 2007. She has been recognised on numerous occasions as one of the Financial Times’ Top 100 LGBT+ Executives. Transitioning in 2000/2003 in a male dominated working environment, where there was no history or visible LGBT+ influences to draw on, she presses for positive change for LGBT+ good in all business spheres, but especially in her chosen career path of surveying.
Along with her role as a Director and Head of Global Markets Technology Strategic Programs at Credit Suisse, Pips Bunce is co-chair of the firm’s EMEA LGBT+ & Ally Network. She is a proud and out member of the Trans community, more specifically identifying as both gender-fluid and non-binary and is champion in progressing LGBTQI+ inclusion and equality. Pips was awarded a prestigious position in the OUTStanding and Yahoo Finance executive LGBT+ Leader list, shortlisted for the European Diversity Awards and won the Inspirational Leader category as part of the British LGBT Awards in recognition for her work and commitment. Pips also carries out work with other key organisations having presented in Parliament, worked with the Government Equalities Office, the United Nations and many others.
In addition to being a Director in Protiviti’s Technology & Digital consulting practice, Belton Flournoy (@AussieBelton) is founder of Protiviti UK's LGBT+ group, which won best LGBT+ network in 2019 by the Inclusive Tech Alliance. Belton was shortlisted as a top 10 inspirational business leader in 2020 by the British LGBT+ awards, was recently listed as #18 on Yahoo Finance’s Top 100 Future Leaders, #15 on Yahoo Finance’s Top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders and was featured on the top UK Black Role models, presented by Google. Belton was co-founder of Pride in the City. Belton now sits on The Inclusion Initiative at LSE advisory board.
Jane Hill (@JaneHillNews) is a BBC journalist and presenter. She regularly presents BBC News at One, and other BBC News programmes. For 15 years she has been involved with organisations that highlight the value and importance of inclusion and role modelling. Jane is proud to work with, ia, Diversity Role Models and The Albert Kennedy Trust. She has mentored young journalists and hosted conferences and projects that help women and girls, and members of all minority groups. Jane also supports health charities that are close to her heart: Parkinson's UK, Breast Cancer Now and Cancer Research UK. Jane is a Fellow of the British American Project and sit on its Advisory Board, and is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary, University of London.
Arlene McDermott is Head of Business Management Group Legal and Compliance and is also co-chair of London Stock Exchange Group’s LGBTQ+ network LSEG Pride. The network has had a huge impact on LSEG, enjoying support from the most senior levels of the organisation. Arlene has participated in numerous panels, including for myGwork and for Lesbian Visibility Week. She has also been listed on the Pride Power List 2020 and 2021, Global Diversity List 2020, Vis
SHORTCAST | The Work of the Future: where will it come from?
Contributor(s): Professor David Autor, Professor Judy Wajcman | This is an event shortcast, a digested version of our live online public events series. This event was recorded on May 5th 2021. A full version is available to download on the LSE player.
SHORTCAST | Duck – Rabbit: what drives our polarised culture?
Contributor(s): Dr Lasana Harris, Professor Anil Seth, Dr Jennifer Sheehy Skeffington, Dr Tiffany Watt Smith, Professor Paul Dolan | This is an event shortcast, a digested version of our live online public events series. This event was recorded on 28th June 2021. A full version is available to download on the LSE player.
Revisiting the 3D Perspective on Low Long Term Interest Rates
Contributor(s): Dr Gertjan Vlieghe | Gertjan Vlieghe's term as an external member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee comes to an end in August. Join us for his final lecture as a member of the MPC.
In this speech, Dr Vlieghe will consider what we have learned in the past five years about some of the persistent structural drivers of low neutral interest rates, such as demographics, debt and the distribution of income. Considerable new research has been published in these areas, both theoretical and empirical, which explores these drivers, including the extent to which they are interlinked. Since these developments constrain the available monetary policy space, Dr Vlieghe then considers how monetary policy should be set in a constrained environment, as well has how these constraints could be lifted to ensure the effectiveness of future monetary policy.
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Gertjan Vlieghe is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. Prior to his appointment he was a partner and senior economist at Brevan Howard Asset Management. Prior to this he has held positions at Deutsche Bank and the Bank of England including Economic Assistant to Governor Mervyn King. Dr Vlieghe's published research has focused on the importance of money, balance sheets and asset prices in the economy. He holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She is an alumna of LSE.
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The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) is a research centre that brings together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the study of nations’ prosperity, and the crises that afflict them, helping to design policies that will create a healthier and more resilient economy.
The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching.
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A transcript of Dr Gertjan Vlieghe's speech is available to download from Revisiting the 3D Perspective on Low Long Term Interest Rates.
A copy of Dr Gertjan Vlieghe's slides is available to download from Revisiting the 3D Perspective on Low Long Term Interest Rates.
Online Opportunities for Children
Contributor(s): Professor Shakuntala Banaji, Dr Koen Leurs, Dr Giovanna Mascheroni, Professor Jochen Peter, Dr Mariya Stoilova | Online opportunities bring diverse benefits for children, including positive outcomes on learning, participation, creativity, and identity. An important “ladder of opportunities” for children in Europe, digital technologies can activate the potential for social inclusion, equality and children’s rights. Even so, relatively little is understood about how online opportunities generate benefits for children. Opportunities for children have long been theorised, but how should they be rethought in a digital world? In this webinar we will debate the theories and concepts that underpin such questions, drawing on different disciplinary approaches.
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Shakuntala Banaji is Professor of Media, Culture and Social Change and Programme Director for the Msc in Media, Communication and Development in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Her forthcoming book Social Media Hate with Ram Bhat (scheduled spring, 2022) theorises the landscape of disinformation and trolling in the U.K., India, Brazil and Myanmar with particular attention to the connections between contemporary and historical violence.
Koen Leurs (@koenleurs) is an Assistant Professor in Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Department of Media and Culture, Utrecht University. He works on digital migration and recently directed the projects Connected migrants: comparing digital practices of refuge and expatriate youth and Media literacy through making media: a key to participation of migrant youth?. Currently Koen is a fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies, writing a book on digital migration.
Giovanna Mascheroni (@giovannamas) is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Performing Arts, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. She is part of the management team of EU Kids Online, and WP leader in the H2020 project, ySKILLS. She is also leading DataChildFutures, a national project investigating the data practices of Italian families with children aged 0- to 8-year-olds. Her work focuses on the social shaping and the social consequences of digital media, internet of things and datafication for children and young people. Her forthcoming book, Datafied childhoods: Data practices and imaginaries in children’s lives, co-authored with Andra Siibak, will be published in the Digital Formations series.
Jochen Peter is a Full Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam. His work explores how young people’s use of new technologies affects their psycho-social development, including the antecedents and consequences of children’s interaction with social robots, the impact of online communication on teenagers’ sociality, and the relationship between sexually explicit material online and adolescents’ sexual attitudes and behaviour. Peter Jochen has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.
Mariya Stoilova (@Mariya_Stoilova) is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her area of expertise is at the intersection of child rights and digital technology with a particular focus on the opportunities and risks of digital media use in the everyday lives of children and young people, data and privacy online, digital skills, and pathways to harm and well-being.
Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books including The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age. Since founding the 33 country EU Kids Online network, Sonia has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe, OECD and UNICEF.
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The good podcasts are stratospheric but I’m afraid that the others . . . .
Hit and miss but the good long lectures are so good
Don’t care for the short casts , but man when the good longer lectures are good they are next level still talk about em 5 years later good.
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Amazing spectrum of topics, excellent speakers, and well-organized discussions. While UK-centric issues may not be of common interest (also quite overlapping Covid-19 ones), single-speaker talks are breathtaking as they are mostly touching global issues. Also, I find some panel talks a little West-EU inbred and narrow-scoped from the same-same-but-different minded speakers with too much conformity and no contrast (e.g., latest Ancient Greek Philosophy Episode). Overall, I strongly recommend it.