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Events taking place in 2020/21


All available recordings are included under our past events listings.



Major Events

Richard Nesbitt

The Technological Revolution in Financial Services

Monday 19 April 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Speakers: Professor Michael R. King, Richard Nesbitt. Ghela Boskovich
Discussants: Vineet Malhotra, Brenda Trenowden
Chair: Baroness Shafik
Join us for a panel discussion on The Technological Revolution in Financial Services: How Banks, Fintechs and Customers Win Together, edited by Michael R. King and Richard W. Nesbitt.
Financial services is going through a global transformation. Structural changes are being driven by three forces: regulation, technology, and demographics. This combination is changing the competitive landscape by lowering barriers to entry and increasing competition from outside the industry.
These new entrants are leveraging technology to gain a foothold in financial services, with many of them following the disruption playbook and building a foothold at the bottom end of the market by targeting underserved customers. Rather than being threatened by Fintech startups, banks will be more threatened by global technology companies like the Chinese Techfins Alibaba and Tencent and the bigtech companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. These tech companies have platform ecosystems that embed financial services, including payments, lending, investing, and insurance. Technology companies will prove to be the real threats to incumbents over the next decade.
More information here.



Open Door, Open City webinar series

Open Door Open City is a monthly webinar series from The Inclusion Initiative at the LSE hosted by Karina Robinson. In each webinar, Karina typically interviews a single guest - often leaders of business in London—on the benefits of bringing behavioural science and data science together to create more inclusive cultures at the organisation level.

Upcoming events


Shellye Archambeau

Karina Robinson in conversation with Shellye Archambeau

Wednesday 21 April, 3.00pm-4.00pm

In this Open Door, Open City webinar, Co-Director of TII Karina Robinson interviews Silicon Valley Black entrepreneur Shellye Archambeau. The former CEO of MetricStream, IBM’er and now board member at Verizon, talks us through lessons learned in her autobiography, Unapologetically Ambitious.

This webinar is hosted by The Inclusion Initiative (TII) in partnership with BroadMinded. BroadMinded is a community for ambitious women. They work to get more women into positions of influence in society by supporting them in the middle of their careers, with events to inspire and up-skill.

Shellye Archambeau (@ShelArchambeau) is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. She is also a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and the President of Arizona State University, and serves on the board of two national nonprofits, Catalyst and Braven.

Ms. Archambeau has over 30 years of experience in technology. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company. During her tenure MetricStream grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader.
She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms. A book that will inspire you and provide the tools to enable you to fight the battles, make the tradeoffs and create the life you want. She is also a Forbes contributor and the protagonist of the Harvard Business School Case Study: Becoming a CEO.
Ms. Archambeau enjoys the performing arts, traveling, cooking and writing a blog that provides career advice, insights and other musings.  

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Esther Odejimi-Uzokwe

Karina Robinson in conversation with Esther Odejimi-Uzokwe

Wednesday 5 May, 1.00pm-2.00pm

In this Open Door, Open City webinar Karina Robinson interviews Esther Odejimi-Uzokwe. From Lady Macbeth to Managing Director of 10,000 Black Interns, from Goldman Sachs to social activism, Esther Odejemi-Uzokwe inspires and challenges. Come and join the conversation.

Esther founded Opened Palm in 2015, with the focus of increasing the pipeline of Black, state-comprehensive-educated students into Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group institutions. She graduated from Oxford University in 2017, having studied an undergraduate degree in Theology and Religion. Esther then joined Goldman Sachs as an Equity Derivatives Investment Banker, before joining the 10,000 Black Interns team as Programme Director. Esther also sits on the board of Intermission Youth (Theatre).

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Catch up on the series so far here.



Roundtable events

Information will be added here in due course.



Past events



Think Big

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, on 25 March 2021

In this event, Paul Dolan was in conversation with Grace Lordan about her new book, "Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want". Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioural science, Grace offered immediate actionable solutions and tips that will help you get closer to your dream future.
Watch the video here.


LSE Festival 2021

What Work Disappeared? COVID-19 and Labour Market Outcomes for the Under 25s

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World, on 3 March 2021

Research has shown a widening gap in the likelihood of young people being in employment, particularly in banking, finance and insurance, and public administration, education and health. Teresa Almeida and Ganga Shreedhar discuss the need for more inclusive labour market policies to create opportunities for younger workers to counter the adverse, long-term impacts of COVID-19.  

Speakers: Teresa Almeida, Dr Ganga Shreedhar

Watch the video here


LSE Festival 2021

How Can Policy Makers Use Behavioural Science?

An LSE Festival Event, on 2 March 2021

Speakers: Teresa Almeida, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Julian Le Grand, Dr Grace Lordan
Chair: Professor Tony Travers

What specific societal behaviours should policy makers want to shape as we move forward in a post-COVID world?  

We analyse what behavioural science research has added to the policy debate on COVID-19 so far, and what questions have been overlooked.

Watch the video here


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Karina Robinson in conversation with Tom Ilube CBE

Event hosted by TII in association with The Entrepreneurs Network, on 17 February 2021

Tom Ilube CBE (@tomilube) is CEO and founder of London based Crossword Cybersecurity plc, a Non Executive Director of the BBC and a Non Executive Director of FTSE100 company WPP, the world’s largest advertising group. Previously he was Managing Director of Consumer Markets at Callcredit Information Group, founder/CEO of Garlik, a venture capital-backed identity protection company, sold to Experian and Chief Information Officer of Egg plc, the pioneering British internet bank. 

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Let's Talk Careers in a Post-COVID World

Hosted by the Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science on 16 February 2021

Speakers: Dorie Clark, Dowshan Humzah, Proffessor Connson Locke, Simon Ong, Helen Tupper
Chair: Dr Grace Lordan

The impacts of COVID-19 on career prospects will differ across individuals. In this session we discuss the groups of people who have advanced and those who have been left behind during the pandemic, along with discussing how those who have been left behind can adapt in a post pandemic world.

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Read the related blog here.


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Karina Robinson in conversation with Alderman Timothy Hailes

Event hosted by TII on 26 January 2021

Timothy Hailes FKC (@HailesTim) is a multi-award-winning international capital markets lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in derivatives, securities and wholesale markets. He is an Alderman of The City of London and served as Sheriff in 2017/18 - making him eligible for election as Lord Mayor of the City of London, the international ambassador for the UK's financial and professional services sector. 
Tim is currently Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Five Islands Capital Limited a specialist FinTech company focused on payments, trading and capital markets.

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Paul Dolan

A Decade of Behavioural Science at LSE

Event Hosted by the Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science on 20 January 2021

Speaker: Professor Paul Dolan
Chair: Dr Grace Lordan

Paul Dolan reflects on ten years of behavioural science at LSE, discussing biases, narratives, happiness, resilience and more. We summarise the learnings from behavioural science in the last 10 years, drawing from research from LSE and beyond. We also  look to the future, mapping out the most important and exciting areas of study. 

Listen to the podcast here

Watch the video here


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Karina Robinson in conversation with Vivienne Artz

Event hosted by TII on 11 December 2020

Vivienne Artz (@VivienneArtz) is the Chief Privacy Officer at Refinitiv, leading the global Privacy Office and overseeing global privacy strategy and practice.
Previously, Vivienne was a Managing Director and Global Head of Privacy Legal and Head of International for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group at Citi. Prior to joining Citi in 2000, Vivienne worked in private practice in London.
Vivienne placed in the top 20 Executive Women Role Models in the HERoes List 2020, was awarded “Woman Solicitor of the Year” in the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2020, and has many years of experience leading a broad range of diversity initiatives and groups both within firms and across sectors.

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Karina Robinson in conversation with Dr Alice Maynard 

Event hosted by the TII on 7 December 2020

Dr Alice Maynard is Director of Future Inclusion, working across sectors increasing inclusion through improved leadership and governance.

Alice is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of the Financial Conduct Authority, HMRC and Transport for London. She has been a member of the expert challenge panel for the Williams Rail Review, the Committee on Fuel Poverty and the Human Genetics Commission, and she chaired a NICE guideline committee on improving the experience of adult social care users.
She has worked in the field of diversity and inclusion for 30 years and now coaches senior leaders in inclusive leadership alongside her Board and advisory roles.

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The Value of Inclusion for a Post-COVID-19 World

Event Hosted by the Inclusion Initiative and the Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science on 25 November 2020

Speakers: Ann Cairns, Ruth Cairnie, Wanda Hope, Lance Uggla, Nate Yohannes
Chair: Dr Grace Lordan

The impacts of COVID-19 within firms include cost-cutting, a move towards virtual working for many workers and the pivoting of business objectives. These impacts of COVID-19 have the potential to erode the gains to inclusive culture that have been made within many firms over the last decade as focus is placed elsewhere. This is at a time when the benefits to having an inclusive culture have never been more needed. In this webinar we bring insights from the academic literature to a panel of diverse leaders and ask them what these insights mean for them in practice.

Listen to the podcast here


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Karina Robinson in conversation with Lord Karan Bilimoria

Event hosted by the TII on 24 November 2020

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL (@Lord_Bilimoria) is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, a Joint Venture with Molson Coors, and Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. In the Monde Selection, one of the most prestigious quality awards in the world for beer, the Cobra range have collectively been awarded a total of 110 Gold medals since 2001, making it one of the most awarded beers in the world. Lord Bilimoria is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London); he was the youngest University Chancellor in the UK when appointed. 

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risk landscape

Risk Landscape: Review 2020 & Preview 2021

Hosted by Systematic Risk Centre and NUS Risk Management Institute on 23 November 2020

Speakers: Jon Danielsson (SRC/LSE), Peter Giger (Zurich Insurance), Mohit Joshi (Infosys), Grace Lordan (LSE Inclusion Initiative), Sneha Sanghvi (Westpac Banking Corporation)
Chair: Lutfey Siddiqi (LSE & NUS RMI)

Featuring C-suite and senior risk practitioners along with LSE’s Jon Danielsson and Grace Lordan, this panel will take stock of the risk management challenges of 2020 and lessons learnt for the future. Are we framing and approaching risk in the right manner? What has worked and what has not in 2020? What are the practical challenges where the rubber hits the road, and what can academia help with?

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Behavioural Science and a Post-COVID World | LSE Online Event

Held on 4 November 2020

Speakers: Professor Nick Chater,Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Grace Lordan, Professor Tali Sharot, Rory Sutherland

Professor Simon Hix chaired a discussion with Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Nick Chater, Dr Grace Lordan, Professor Tali Sharot and Rori Sutherland on the key behavioural insights we can learn from COVID-19 policy responses, and how these could shape future ones for the LSE Shaping the post-Covid World initiative.

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Using Behavioural Science for Inclusion in the City

Event hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World on 5 March 2020

A panel discussion on ‘Inclusion in the City’, a report that gives practical insights from behavioural science research to the problems and solutions posed by people who understand the financial and services industry the best: its own talent. 

This event also announced The Inclusion Initiative at LSE.

Speakers: Dr Grace Lordan, Karina Robinson, Brenda Trenowden, Irshaad Ahmad, Richard Nesbitt, Teresa Parker.

Listen to the podcast here