Diversity & Inclusion Network: In-person event, 9 June

Friday, June 9, 2023 His Majesty's Treasury 1 Horse Guards Road London SW1A 2HQ

The next event for the RES Diversity & Inclusion Network will be on 9 June 2023.

Event programme (see full details here):

12:00 Registration and Lunch


12:45 Welcome, Tom Aldred (he/his) - Deputy Director, GESR


13:00 Panel discussion “Why Diversity matters to Economics”

• Arun Advani (he/his) - Co-Chair of Discover Economics and Associate Professor at University of Warwick

• Luisa Affuso (she/her) - Chief Economist, Ofcom

• Tom Aldred (he/his) - Deputy Director, GESR

• Jo Swaffield (she/her) - Chair of RES Women’s Committee, Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton

Chair: Stefania Paredes Fuentes (she/her) - RES Diversity Champion and Associate Professor at University of Warwick


14:00 Breakout Sessions 1:

Session A: How to create inclusive learning environments

- Professor Gabriella Cagliesi (she/her) - University of Sussex

- Sam McLoughlin (he/his) - Discover Economics Campaign Manager

Session B: Diversity and Inclusion, and your organisation’s triple bottom line

- Jacques Le Vene (he/his) - Diversity and Inclusion Lead, GESR Team

- Kiran Krishna (she/her) - Principal Economist, the Information Commissioners Office, and D&I lead for the UK Women in Economics Network


14:45 Coffee Break


15:00 Breakout Sessions 2

Session C: Creating inclusive environments for LGBTQA+ economists

- Dominic Arnall (he/his) - CEO, Open for Business

- Joel Cooper (he/his) - Warwick PLAN

Session D: The Socio-Economic Background of Economics students

- Manolis Noikokyris (he/his) - Reader in Economics, Queen Mary University London

- Stefania Paredes Fuentes (she/her), RES Diversity Champion


15:45 Closing remarks - Stefania Paredes Fuentes (she/her), RES Diversity Champion


16:00 Event finish


The RES Diversity & Inclusion Network aims to connect individuals and groups working to make Economics more diverse and create a better community. We welcome economists from academia, public and private sectors working on increasing diversity, and creating more inclusive environments for under-represented groups in economics to join us.

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The Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious economic associations in the world. We are a learned society, founded in 1890 to promote the study of economic science. Our 4,000 members include student, academic and professional economists from around the world. For more details please visit the RES website www.res.org.uk.

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