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School of Business and Management

CRED International Workshop 2015 - The persistence of inequalities and discrimination

24 April 2015

Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Collette Bowe Room, Queen's Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS

Celebrating CRED's 10th Anniversary

The Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity is hosting an international workshop on the persistence of inequalities and discrimination to engage the thinking of those most closely involved with contemporary debates on equalities, inequalities and diversity, whether established academics or PhD students. Despite decades of equality legislation, inequalities at work along the demographic fault lines of gender, ethnicity and race, disability, nationality, religion and belief and sexual orientation continue to persist. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are still under-represented in company boards; sexual minorities continue to experience discrimination and exclusion at work. 

The recent wave of economic recession following the global financial crisis led to the rise of anti-immigration and Islamophobic sentiment in many European countries, with significant implications for employment chances of marginalised groups. We have also witnessed the widening the income gap between the rich and poor and increasing casualization of work. In the workshop, we aim to explore why inequalities persist and in some cases amplified, and what could be done to promote equality, inclusion, diversity and fairness for all. We hope you will join us in this venture.

We are delighted to welcome eminent speakers to Queen Mary to explore these pressing contemporary issues. 


The workshop will consist of presentations and discussions on the persistence of inequalities and discrimination followed by a panel discussion considering ‘what’s to be done?’ Our speakers will talk for approximately 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes questions/discussion.


Time Title Speaker
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee and Welcome Ahu Tatli and Geraldine Healy
11.15 - 12.00 Diversity and Data Myrtle Bell, University of Texas at Arlington
12.00 - 12.45 Class inequalities - continuities and change Harriet Bradley, Universities of Bristol and the West of England
12.45 - 1.30 Lunch  
1.30 - 2.15  “Go to the ant you sluggard”: The Immigrant,  The Scrounger, and the Worker Citizen Bridget Anderson, Compas, University of Oxford
2.15 - 3.00 Anticipated discrimination and the search for safe havens:  Vocational choice among LGBT individuals  Eddy Ng, Dalhousie University and the Toulouse Business School
3.00 - 3.45 Overcoming  the gender pay gap: Equal pay policies' implementation in France and the UK
Cecile Guillaume, Lille and QMUL

3.45-5.00 Tea and Panel discussion - What’s to be done?
5.00 Close and Reception  

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