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Chair, EDI Taskforce

Professor Carola Frege



Executive Officer, EDI Taskforce

Joy Whyte


020 7955 7096


Head of EDI Office

Carolyn Solomon-Pryce


020 7955 6621


Athena SWAN Project Manager

Isabella Chan


020 7955 7826


Athena SWAN and EDI Research Analyst

Dr Nicole Boyce


020 7955 7204 


Research and Communications Officer 

Dr Alex Free


020 7955 6762


Associate Research and Communications Officer

Dr Maria Norris


 020 7106 1229


EDI Administrator 

Paroj Banerjee


020 7106 1229

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Highlights and events

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships

The newly-established Africa Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), is accepting expressions of interest from potential applicants to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Individual Fellowships.

We encourage expressions of interest in any social science research topic which links to current LSE research and expertise with a particular emphasis on Africa. Please visit our website to review LSE Africa Expertise.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowships intend to support the best, most promising individual researchers from anywhere in the world. More information on the scope and objectives of the programme can be found on the Participant Portal of the European Commission. Please check that you comply with the following mobility rule: ‘Researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the deadline’.

If you believe that the Africa Centre at LSE would be the perfect host for your project, please send the following documents by email referencing ‘MSCA’ in the subject line to Carsten Vogel, Africa Centre Manager, by 20 June 2016:
-    your CV;
-    a statement explaining your interest in the Africa centre (1 page);
-    a research proposal (5 pages, minimum font Arial 12 and 2cms margin).

Successful applicants will be notified by 15 July 2016 and will then develop a full application according to the MSCA guidelines. We regret that due to the high volume of proposals we anticipate, only successful applicants will be contacted.

If you have any questions, please contact Carsten Vogel, Africa Centre Manager, by email: c.vogel [@] lse.ac.uk

Dementia Friends Session for LSE

On Tuesday 24 May 2016, between 12.30 to 13.30pm, at Room TW2 9.04, Tower 2, Clements Inn, be a part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme. It is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia and aims to transform the way the nation thinks talks and acts about the condition. Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. Register for the event here

Europe as a Peace project? Rethinking EU Strategy towards conflict in the neighbourhood and beyond

On Tuesday 24 May 2016, between 6.30-8pm, at the OLD 4.10, Old Building, join the Department of International Development, for the Security in Transition and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung public lecture to be delivered by Professor Mary Kaldor and Dr Javier Solana and chaired by Robert Cooper. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.

Solidarity: call for specificity

On Friday 20 May 2016, between 6.30-8pm, at the Old Theatre, Old Building, Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak will speak at the Internationalism Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity public lecture. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.

Somalia's Foreign Policy Priorities

On Friday 20 May 2016, between 1-2pm, at the Wolfson TheatreNew Academic Building, hear Dr Abdusalam H Omer speak at the Africa Centre and Department of International Development public lecture on Somalia’s Foreign Policy Priorities. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.  

Tales of the Unexpected: gender equality and social progress in Bangladesh

On Friday 3 June 2016, between 6.30-8pm, at the Old Theatre, Old Building, join the South Asia Centre, Gender Institute and the Eva Colorni Memorial Trust for a discussion by Juli Huang, Professor David Lewis and Professor Amartya Sen, chaired by Professor Naila Kabeer, on gender equality and social progress in Bangladesh. This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested. 

Gender Institute PhD 3rd Year Review Presentations

On Wednesday 8 June 2016, between 6-7.30pm at the GI Open Space, join the Gender Institute for presentations by PhD students on:

  • Amanda Shaw: intersecting social differences food and farming work in Hawaii
  • Magdalena Mikulak: Negotiating Modernity, Sexuality, Gender and Class: Reparative Therapy in Contemporary Poland
  • Miha Fugina: Chinese anarchism and the politics of intimacy  

This is followed by a drinks reception. 

LSE Fellow in Transnational Sexuality and Gender Studies

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a candidate at the level of LSE Fellow with a focus on Gender and Sexuality Studies to teach on the half unit ‘Sexuality, Gender and Culture’ and/or ‘Sexuality and Globalisation’ as well as contribute to dissertation supervision.  Applications from candidates with specialisms in a range of the following are essential: queer theory, LGBT identities and histories, sexualisation of culture, sexual citizenship and rights, global and transnational approaches to sexuality and gender.The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 May 2016 (23.59 UK time). For more information on application procedures please click on the link.

International Inequalities Institute Annual Conference 2016

On Wednesday May 25 2016, between 9.30am-5.15pm, the Inequalities Institute will host its annual conference to discuss inequality. The provisional programme is as follows


09.00-09.30: Registration and welcome

Session 1, 09.30-11:00: Race, Gender and Intersecting Inequalities
Speaker: Prof Kimberlé Crenshaw (UCLA and Columbia School of Law)
Discussants: Prof Nicola Lacey (LSE), Prof Kim Weeden (Cornell Univ)

11.00-11.15: Break

Session 2, 11.15-12.25: Global Inequality – what do we really know?
Speaker: Prof Francois Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics)
Discussant: Prof Stephen Jenkins (LSE)

Morning session tickets available   from April 20th. Tickets now available here.

Lunch break - 12.25-13.45 to include: Presentations by PhD students from the International Inequalities Institute with Prof Thomas Piketty (Paris HSE) and Prof Mike Savage (LSE)


Session 3, 13.45-15.15: New reflections about inequality & capital in the 21st century
Speaker: Prof Thomas Piketty (LSE Visiting Professor, Paris HSE)
Discussants: Prof Murray Leibbrandt (University of Cape Town), Prof Catherine Boone (LSE)

15.15-15.30: Break

Session 4, 15.30-16.45: Taxing the rich
Speaker: Prof David Stasavage (New York University)
Discussants: Deborah Hargreaves (High Pay Centre), Prof David Soskice (LSE)

16.45-17.00: Interactive experiment results – Prof Frank Cowell (LSE)

17.00-17.15: Closing remarks  – Prof Craig Calhoun (Director, LSE)

17.15-18.15: Drinks reception & book signings

Afternoon tickets available   from April 20th. Tickets now available here.


Session 5: Panel Debate: Challenging Ineqaulities
Participants include: Prof Craig Calhoun (Director, LSE), Shami Chakrabarti (retiring Director of Liberty), Dr Duncan Green (Oxfam)

Please note that this public event is separately ticketed from the morning and afternoon. Tickets will be available from 17th May.

Join the Staff Survey focus groups and online collaboration tool

 The HR Staff Survey project group have been working to design a feedback process that can be accessed by all staff and will allow everyone the chance to get involved and have their voices heard.  

Focus groups (on 5 key topics) 

Group 1 - Career progression and effective Career Development Reviews

Group 2 – Leadership and communication

Group 3 – What the School should be doing to improve equity, diversity and inclusion

Group 4 – What an ‘ideal state’ LSE would look like to foster higher levels of staff engagement

Group 5- Work life balance and agile working culture for professional services staff

Online collaboration tool to crowdsource ideas (on 2 key topics) 

1 - How can we better support career development and progression for professional services staff?

2 - How can collaboration between professional services, research, teaching and academic staff be improved?

 The online tool can include up to 100 staff participating in each exercise, which basically entails posting ideas and suggestions to an online board (which will be non-attributable to individuals) and then other users can ‘like’ the ideas, use them as inspiration for other thoughts, people can merge similar ideas together and so on.  Once a significant number of ideas are added, users will then assess each one for feasibility and impact.  It’s a simple rating system, but the end result is a ‘leader-board’ of the ideas that have the most support from other users, as well as having been judged as most likely to make a difference, and practical for the School to achieve. The idea is that the leader-boards for these topics can then be reviewed by the Staff Survey Steering Group who will be formulating the initial draft plan, so they will be able to consider as many staff-led ideas as possible that emerge through this process, alongside the other means feedback has been sought. We will be running these exercises over the space of a week (one at a time), in the next few weeks, and it is not likely to require more than two hours of input – one hour to join in a ‘live’ session with other users, and then logging in at an extra point in that week to feasibility/impact assess any new ideas that have been added outside of the ‘live’ session (we appreciate we’re not likely to find a one hour slot that all 100 people can do).

Staff survey inbox 

This is primarily for expressions of interest in attending a focus group or online tool but also a feedback tool for those who are unable to participate in the other options.

Those interested should email Lsestaffsurvey@lse.ac.uk to put their names down to participate as soon as possible. 

IMPACT Talent Development Programme

Between June to September 2016, Imperial College is offering 3 places to BAME staff at LSE to take part in an exciting learning and development initiative. IMPACT, which stands for Imperial Positive About Cultural Talent, is a talent development programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees. For more information on IMPACT, to find out how taking part could benefit you, and to get an idea of how the programme will run, view the IMPACT booklet for 2016. The form can be submitted online by the application deadline on Friday 21 May 2016, by 5pm.

 Key dates of the programme at Imperial College London:

Workshop 1: June 13 2016, between 09:30 to 17:00 at the Seminar and Learning Centre Room 2, 5th floor Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus

Workshop 2: June 29 2016, between 09:30 to 17:00, at the Seminar and Learning Centre Room 6, 5th floor Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus

Wokrshop 3: July 12 2016, between 09:30 to 17:00 at the Seminar and Learning Centre Room 1, 5th floor Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus

Workshop 4: July 26 2016, between 09:30 to 17:00, at the Seminar and Learning Centre Room 6, 5th floor Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus

Workshop 5: August 11 2016, 09:30 to 17:00, at the Seminar and Learning Centre Room 1, 5th floor Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus

The information on this website can be made available in alternative formats on request. Please contact: lsewebsite@lse.ac.uk