We are delighted to announce the 2018-19 cohort of Atlantic Fellows, who will start their learning and leadership experience with the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute in September.
Prof Bev Skeggs
Prof Bev Skeggs has contributed to the latest podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE IQ.
The April episode asks "are we seeing a new gender equality revolution?"
Each episode of LSE IQ sees a range of LSE academics, and other experts, line up to give their perspective on one timely question.
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AFSEE Fellow, Fredrick Ouko Alucheli, has been appointed the new Disability Inclusion Advisor for Light for the World, an international disability and development organisation based in the Netherlands.
He will be working on developing an inclusion agenda from a development perspective, working in the field of business and development whilst championing disability inclusion in non-disability focused organisations as well as supporting disability organisations
Fredrick will remain on the board of Action Network for the Disabled, the organisation that he founded, as he transitions to his new employment, and will retain strong input through his work for his social enterprise - Riziki Source, that helps connect persons with disabilities to job opportunities and income."
What are the best methods for challenging the status quo? What role does art play in addressing inequality? Can we learn from past examples of successful campaign groups? What does civic mobilisation look like in different regions of the world?
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity came together once again in February to discuss the various tactics and approaches of activist organisations around the world. During their second week together, the group engaged with several top level academic panels - hearing from voices including Dr Jason Hickel, Dr Michael Amoah, Prof Mike Wayne, and Prof Francisco Panizza, - as well as from individuals such as Hicham Yezza, and the Nasty Women UK group. In all of these discussions, the Fellows presented alongside the invited speakers, offering either responses to the comments shared, or offering an alternative perspective from their own experience with, or understanding of, the key issues.
The week also offered a chance for the Fellows to truly come together as a community. They updated and advised one another on their ongoing individual work, shared ideas for possible future collaborative projects, and discussed the developing potential of the community of Fellows as they continue to work together beyond this first year of their Atlantic Fellows experience.
The group has shown again that they are connecting with one another with enthusiasm and warmth, forming a strong and supportive foundation for the Atlantic Fellows who will follow them on AFSEE programme in coming years. As the group continues to build such close links, both within and between the annual Fellows’ cohorts, so their collective voice promises to become stronger.
We are delighted to announce that Ebru Ilhan has joined the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme as the new Global Network Officer.
Prof Bev Skeggs, Academic Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, has been featured in a podcast for the site Social Media Bites.