Centre for Ideas
19th May 2016 – 10.00-18.00 – Registration 09.30
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10.00-10.05 -Introduction and Welcome by Professor Dana Arnold and Professor Joshua Castellino
10.10-10.30 – Chair: Professor Joshua Castellino:
Keynote Address Baroness Young of Hornsey
Panel 1 Diversity: LGBT – Chair: Professor Eleonore Kofman
Dr Alice Donald and Dr Erica Howard – Diversity: but what about clashing rights? Freedom of religion or belief and equality for LGBT people
Kerri Jefferis and Suzanne van Rossenberg – Queering sites of learning
Panel 2 Diversity: Faith – Chair: Professor Joshua Castellino
Professor T C Melewar , Tugra Nazli Akarsu, Dr Pantea Foroudi and Dr Olga Mourouti -Managing diversity: Muslim consumers in Turkey
Dr Doirean Wilson – Respecting Spiritual Identity at Work: A 21st Century Cultural Viewpoint
Associate Professor Anne Daguerre – Accommodation of Muslim minorities in higher education in Britain and France.
12.50-14.30 – Poster Session on the Mezzanine
Roundtable Diversity: Gender – Chaired by Dr Anastasia Christou
Emma Dick (Middlesex University and SPINNA Circle), Rupa Ganguli (Clothing Connect and SPINNA Circle) and Kiran Gobin (Middlesex University) – Empowering women in fashion and textiles globally: enabling strategies for diversity in the global fashion and textiles industry.
Maria Adamson – Questioning Contemporary Role Models: Celebrity Business Women the Corporate Feminist?
Panel 3 Diversity: Workplace – Chair: Marie Green Director, PwC
Dr Roger Kline – The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard: An evidence based response to deep seated NHS workforce race discrimination.
Dr Leandro Sepulveda and Professor Stephen Syrett – Re-thinking economic development in an age of diversity.
Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles and Prof Stephen Syrett – Diasporas, identity and enterprise: Conceptualising politicised ethnic entrepreneurship
16.15-16.30 – Closing remarks
16.30-17.00 – Drinks reception
Special Event: separate registration required
Provocations on Race
Professor Kurt Barling and Professor Yasmin Alibhai Brown in conversation
Leading newspaper columnist Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in conversation with Professor Kurt Barling former BBC Special Correspondent and author of two recent books on terrorism and race. Can Britain move beyond the skin debate and leave Race behind? In his book The R Word Barling argues race is a myth which has a firm grip on our imaginations. Alibhai-Brown argues Racism is still rampant. Its a discussion that promises fireworks. Come along and join in the debate about how we can make diversity matter.
18.00 – Close