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28 February 2024 - 28 February 2024

12:00PM - 5:00PM

The Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LB

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As part of Durham University's Global Week activity the Business School is delighted to host a signature event entitled Building inclusive organisations for an inclusive society: Global perspectives and challenges 

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Equality, diversity and inclusion in a global society

The School's signature event as part of Durham University Global Week 2024 brings together world-class research and practical insights.

This inspiring event has faculty sharing insights based on their research and external speakers from around the globe. It also includes a panelist discussion and opportunities for attendees to join the debate. Please see full details below. 

The event is open to all University students and staff.


Time Activity Speaker

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch (Fusion restaurant)


12:30 – 13:55

Session 1: Research Presentations (In Person – MHL 403)


12:30 – 12:35

Welcome Professor Cathy Cassell, Executive Dean, Business School

12:35 – 12:40

Introduction Prof. Martyna Śliwa, Durham University Business School (Associate Dean ERS) 

12:40 – 13:00

The moral market for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Who are DEI consultants and what are they selling?   Dr Florence Villesèche (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) 

13:00 – 13:20

LGBTQ+ inclusion in supportive and unsupportive contexts

Prof. Mustafa Özbilgin (Brunel University, UK)

13:20 – 13:40

Democratisation of supply chains: The long road ahead

Prof. Atanu Chaudhuri (DUBS, UK)

13:40 – 13:55


13:55 – 14:15

Coffee Break (Fusion restaurant)


14:15 – 15:30

Session 2: Research Presentations (Speakers Joining Online – MHL 403)


14:15 – 14:35

A critical analysis of the inclusionary promise of feminist finance

Dr Ghazal Zulfiqar (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)

14:35 – 14:55

Undocumented immigrants at work: Invisibility, hypervisibility, and the making of the modern slave

Prof. Ajnesh Prasad (EGADE Business School, Mexico) and Dr Paulina Segarra, (Anahúac University, Mexico) 

14:55 – 15:15

Inclusive leadership in Southern Africa: Cognisance of decolonial and contextual challenges

Prof. Kurt April (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

15:15 – 15:30


15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break (Fusion restaurant)


15:50 – 17:00

Session 3: Panel Discussion (In Person – MHL 403)


15:50 – 16:20

Short interventions by panellists addressing a range of perspectives, challenges and ways forward for the practice of building inclusive organisations

Dr Sylwia Ciuk (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Li Ding (DUBS), and Dean Sanders (Anthesis Group)

16:20 – 16:45


16:45 – 17:00

Final Remarks / Close




This event is open to all University students and staff.

Booking is essential.