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A celebration of the first anniversary of the launch of the BAME staff network at LSE

EMBRACE staff network Conference

Date: Thursday 3 May 2012 
Time: 6-8pm 
Venue:  NAB2.04, New Academic Building
Speakers: Moshin Aboobaker, Lewina Coote, Professor Augustine John, Professor John Macnicol
Chair: Dr Chaloka Beyani

The conference covers experiences of BAME people in HE (staff and students) in relation to the Equality Act 2010. It will start with a critique of the act, followed by the other equality strands by different speakers. Most people would support the view that a modern, tolerant, liberal society is one in which citizens should not experience unfair discrimination. However, discrimination as a concept is not straightforward.

Moshin Aboobaker is an international consultant from The Adab Trust and Recruitment agency (UK and Europe). He will be speaking on development and career advancement 'Self-confidence and shaping the future'.

Lewina Coote is from the Law Department, LSE. She will be speaking on 'Disability'.

Professor Augustine John is director of Social Investment Programs, and international consultant & executive coach. He is also an honorary fellow and associate professor at the Institute of Education. He is currently director of Gus John Consultancy Limited and chair and team leader of Global Development Strategies Ltd, leading on sustainable development and social investment programmes and working to establish such programmes in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. He is presenting an analysis on 'Issues affecting BAME people: also self-empowerment and advancement of global majority staff and students in HE.'

Professor John Macnicol is currently a visiting professor at the Department of Social Policy, LSE. He will be speaking on 'The concept of discrimination in Relation to Equality Act 2010'.

Dr Chaloka Beyani is a senior lecturer in the Law Department, LSE. He has acted as legal advisor, consultant and expert to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is also UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.

The event is sponsored by the LSE Annual Fund.

This event is free and open to all staff and students but please RSVP by Monday 30 April to secure a place. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP and for any queries email embrace@lse.ac.uk  or call 0207 955 7665.

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