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Speaker(s): Dr Joyce Banda, Dr Purna Sen, Marie-Pierre Lloyd
Chair: Professor Baroness Afshar

Recorded on 15 October 2014 at Old Theatre, Old Building

Joyce Banda will reflect on her journey to the highest level of public life. This event launches a new Institute of Public Affairs project exploring the roads taken by women who shape public life.

Joyce Banda was the first female President of Malawi (2012 – 2014) and only the second woman to lead a country in Africa.

Purna Sen (@Purna_Sen) is Deputy Director of the Institute of Public Affairs at LSE.

Marie-Pierre Lloyd is Seychelles High Commissioner to the UK and a member of the Above the Parapet advisory group.

Haleh Afshar OBE is Professor Emeritus at the University of York, serves as a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and is a member of the Above the Parapet advisory group.

Above the Parapet (@LSEParapet) is a research project at the LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs which explores the stories of women in high profile public life.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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