III Annual Conference 2017

Challenging Inequalities: developing a global response

14th June 2017, Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Research on inequality is increasingly relevant at a time when global politics seem to be turning away from building cohesive societies.

Inequalities have, over the past few years, risen to the top of the academic research agenda with the work of Tony Atkinson and Thomas Piketty. This research is increasingly relevant at a time when global politics seem to be turning away from building cohesive societies. The III works to bring together the world class research efforts taking place at LSE and beyond, informed by great work taking place in the third sector and other professions, and to discover what can be done to reduce inequalities.

The III Annual Conference 2017, entitled Challenging Inequalities: developing a global response looks to highlight the work of the Institute and of the embedded Atlantic Fellows programme, which - over the next 20 years - is building a 600+ strong community of motivated international leaders in the fight for greater equality.

Key speakers from academia and the third sector will discuss concepts around racial, health, social and economic equity, alongside presentations from upcoming researchers and the presentation of the Action for Equity Award by George Alagiah, BBC. The conference will be followed by an evening debate which will explore how to ‘change the terms of the debate’ around inequalities.


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Conference timetable

MORNING

Registration and welcoming comments by John Hills

Session 1 - Social mobility: are destinies diverging?
Speakers: Jane Waldfogel (Columbia), Mike Savage (LSE), Anna Ludwine (Eurofound), Faiza Shaheen (Centre for Labour and Social Studies)

Presentations by Visiting Atlantic Fellows and PhD students

LUNCH

AFTERNOON

Session 2 - Racial and ethnic inequalities, poverty and disability
Speakers: john a powell (Berkeley University), Baroness Lister of Burtersett (House of Lords/Loughborough University), Liz Sayce (Disability Rights UK)

Session 3 - Health equity
Speakers: Mvuyo Tom (Tekano and Atlantic Fellows programme for Health Equity in South Africa), Chuck Collins (Institute for Policy Studies), TBC

Action for Equity Award presentation
Speakers: George Alagiah (BBC and chair of the Action for Equity Award jury)

Closing remarks

EVENING

Public debate - 'Inequalities: Changing the terms of the debate'
Speakers: Jee Kim (Narratives Initiative), Katy Wright (Oxfam), Amartya Sen (Harvard University)

The conference will be ticketed. Tickets for the evening will be released 6th June. 

See the promo video for 2016's III Annual Conference below. You can also watch video recordings of last year's conference here.

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