In conversation with Arun Blair-Mangat

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science and LSE Students' Union

Wolfson Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building


Arun Blair-Mangat

Arun Blair-Mangat


Professor Eric Neumayer

Professor Eric Neumayer

To celebrate Black History Month, join us for this conversation between LSE alumnus Arun Blair-Mangat and LSE President Eric Neumayer. 

Meet our speaker and chair

Arun Blair-Mangat (@arunblair) is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, voice artist and singer and an alumnus of LSE. He is currently a writer on Spellbound (Hulu) and is working on a comedy script commission for Avalon. Arun’s original comedy script Sexual Adventures of a Brown Boy is being developed, along with several exciting projects in the US. Also in the works is a musical feature film based on his stage show, QU4RTER (The Other Palace).

Eric Neumayer is LSE President and Vice Chancellor on an interim basis. In September 2020 he was appointed as Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources).

More about this event 

The London School of Economics Students' Union (@lsesu) is the representative and campaigning body for students at the London School of Economics and Political Science. LSESU is a not-for-profit organisation run by LSE students, for LSE students. The LSESU aims to give students life-changing experiences. Black History Month is one of the key dates in the Union calendar.

The London School of Economics and Political Science is an internationally renowned university specialising in the social sciences. Its expertise spans a wide range of disciplines from economics, politics and law, to sociology, health policy, accounting and finance. As one of the most international universities in the world, the School’s diversity of people, ideas and interests make it an exciting centre for research, teaching and public engagement.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBlackHistoryMonth

This event was originally scheduled for 4 October but due to planned industrial action on this date has moved to 24 October.

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