HeForShe #GetFree tour: panel discussion on developing an inclusive campus culture

Hosted by LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce

Shaw Library, Old Building,


Douglas Booth

Elizabeth Nyamayaro

Lena Schofield

Hilary Stauffer

Charles Stephens


Professor Craig Calhoun

The panel discussion will focus on building a more inclusive campus culture. During the panel discussion, we intend to explore both the challenges for building an inclusive living and learning environment at university as well as strategies for achieving greater gender equality both in the professional world and within particular academic disciplines, university programmes, student initiatives, and social environments. How do we make universities and workspaces environments where all individuals can flourish? What does inclusivity mean to you? The panel will reflect on how we can all actively participate in the drive towards gender equality.

UN Women (@UN_Women) is bringing the first-ever HeForShe #GetFree University Tour to universities across the United Kingdom and France. The HeForShe #GetFree Tour is about creating a world where we can all feel free to be ourselves; to be emotional, to be ambitious, to be vulnerable, to be real. The Tour brings a global conversation on gender to young people around the world, enabling them to express themselves and explore their own understanding of gender, empowering them to lead us towards equality.

Douglas Booth (@DouglasBooth) is an actor and UNHCR supporter. He first won universal critical acclaim for his portrayal of Boy George in Worried about the Boy. He went on to play title roles in Romeo & Juliet and Great Expectations and recently Douglas has starred in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending. Douglas has supported UNHCR’s Syria Crisis Appeal and the iBelong campaign to end statelessness.

Elizabeth Nyamayaro (@e_nyamayaro) is Senior Advisor to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women and Head of the HeForShe Campaign. A strong advocate for women rights and economic empowerment, Ms Nyamayaro has worked at the forefront of Africa’s development agenda for more than a decade in both the public and private sector, and previously held positions with UNAIDS, World Health Organisation and the World Bank. Prior to UN Women, she was Director External Affairs & Policy, Africa and part of the Corporate Strategy Office at Merck. Born in Zimbabwe and a Political Scientist by training, Ms. Nyamayaro holds a MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lena Schofield (@LenaSchofie) is the LSESU Women's Officer, and former Vice-President of the LSESU Feminist Society. She campaigns on issues concerning women students on campus, and has successfully campaigned for a Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment policy in the Student's Union.

Hilary Stauffer (@hilarybstauffer) is a visiting fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE. Hilary Stauffer is international lawyer with extensive experience working on projects in the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Hilary has previously served as a diplomat in Geneva, an aid worker in Monrovia, an NGO executive in Singapore, and a legal officer with the United Nations International Labour Organization. More recently, she was the Deputy Director of Reprieve UK’s human rights and counter-terrorism team, covering issues like Guantanamo Bay and drones. Since 2013, she has advised law firms, think tanks and international organizations in London, Geneva, New York, and Brussels on issues relating to international humanitarian law, accountability, business and human rights, and the promotion of democracy.

Charles Stephens (@AmerNLon) is Head of Global Gender Agenda and Head of Diversity and Inclusion Head Office Functions at Barclays Plc. Charles is a recognised leader in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Leveraging more than a dozen years of experience building, deploying, and managing D&I practices, Charles delivers measureable, business-focused solutions that meet the demands of complex organizations. He has guided some of the world’s largest companies in addressing their D&I challenges while increasing their eminence as diversity leaders. He has deep experience establishing and governing broad-based D&I practices that are tailored to the needs of individual business units while leveraging knowledge across the organisation.

Professor Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.  

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce was established in September 2015 to conduct a root-and-branch review of EDI issues at the School, to generate policy proposals, and to initiate changes around the institutional architecture and campus culture in order to maximise equity, diversity and inclusion across the School.

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