London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Seminar Programme

Seminar 1:

Achieving equality and fairness in troubled times: Richard Wilkinson & Will Hutton  debate  26 Jan 2011

Chair: Prof John Gabriel, Dean, Faculity of Applied Social Sciences, LondonMet

Prof. Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham and co-author, The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone 

Will Hutton, Author, Them and Us: Politics, Greed and Inequality: Why we need a fair society; Observer Columnist and Executive Vice-chair of The Work Foundation

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Seminar 2:

Human rights, poverty and social exclusion   7 Feb 2011

Chair: Alice Donald, Senior Research Fellow in Human Rights, HRSJ

Dr Ellie Palmer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
Child poverty and human rights

Prof David Gordon, Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice, University of Bristol
Child poverty and human rights

Prof Luke Clements, Law School, University of Cardiff
Winners and losers

Prof Graeme Evans, Cities Institute, London Met
Rights to the City

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Seminar 3:

Austerity is not the only option: using human rights to audit the impact of public policy 16 March 2011

Hosted by the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Chair: Mr Virendra Sharma, member of the JCHR

Neil Crowther, Equality and Human Rights Commission
Is austerity compatible with UK's human rights obligations and what tools of analysis are required to find out?

Prof Diane Elson, Human Rights Centrel University of Essex
Using human rights to audit spending cuts: example of gender equality impact

Prof Colin Harvey, Head of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast

Dr Polly Vizard, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics
Using the human rights 'measurement framework' to audit child poverty policy

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Seminar 4:

Policing and protest in an age of austerity 5 May 2011

Introduced by Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice Chancellor, LondonMet

Chair:  Philip Leach, Professor of Human Rights, Director, HRSJ

Sir Hugh Orde, President, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO):  
Policing and protest in an age of austerity

Jane Gordon, Human Rights advisor to ACPO and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

Tim Parsons, Senior Lecturer in Policing and Criminology, John Grieve Centre, London Metropolitan University

Roger Smith, Director, JUSTICE

Phil McLeish, Climate Camp legal support
Policing and protest in an age of austerity

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Seminar 5:

What is fair? Integrating human rights and equality in responses to austerity 
25 May 2011

Kindly hosted by The Law Society

Chair:  Alice Donald, Senior Research Fellow in Human Rights, HRSJ

Sarah Spencer CBE, Chair, Equality and Diversity Forum and Deputy Director, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford
The Relationship between Immigration Status and Rights in the UK:
Exploring the Rationale

Prof Geraldine van Bueren, Professor of International Human Rights Law, Queen Mary, University of London and Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Anna Bird, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Fawcett Society
Integrating rights and equality into Fawcett's response to austerity 

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Seminar 6:

Power to the people? Human rights and public services 22 June 2011

We regret that this event was cancelled due to industrial action by UCU

Seminar 7:

Human rights and citizenship in the ‘post-welfare' state 7 July 2011

Chair: Karen Bennett, Senior Research Fellow, HRSJ

Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University
'Power not pity': poverty, citizenship and human rights

Tehmina Kazi, Director, British Muslims for Secular Democracy

Lee Jerome, Secondary PGCE Programme Director, LondonMet

Prof Simon Hallsworth, Director, Centre for Social and Evaluation Research, LondonMet

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