Time: Arrival from 5.30pm, panel discussion 6-7.45pm, drinks reception to follow
We are living through a time of tumultuous change and global challenges. Climate change, geopolitical crises, pandemics and economic shocks are just some of the issues that we need innovative approaches to solve. How can higher education develop the global leaders of tomorrow? What is the role of education in drawing out the talent and capabilities of our students so that we develop leaders genuinely able to bring about change?
Join LSE Director Minouche Shafik, Pro-Director (Education) Dilly Fung, and members of our LSE community to explore how innovative practices in partnership with students, policymakers, and business leaders can prepare students to become the leaders we need to face today’s global challenges.
Meet the speakers and chair
Zulum Elumogo is a Special Advisor at Freuds Communications. He was General Secretary of the LSE Students’ Union from 2018 to 2020, making him the first black man to hold the position in the LSE’s 125-year history. During his time as General Secretary, he was also a member of the governing Council for the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Freda Katunda Olsen is the Co-Founder & CEO of LEAP, a learning and capacity-building platform for African healthcare workers. LEAP’s platform is designed to provide high-quality, affordable, and flexible learning experiences to healthcare professionals, facilities, and governments across Africa. She leads with over 10 years of experience working in public health, healthcare consulting, and digital health, with hopes of reducing health and social inequalities globally.
Emma McCoy is the new LSE Pro-Director for Education and a Professor in the Department of Statistics. She has a broad interest in education, particularly in Mathematics and Data Science. She is a member of the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee for Mathematics Education (ACME) and a governor of the Imperial College London Mathematics School. Her current research interests are in developing time-series, wavelet, and propensity score methodology for robust estimation of continuous treatment effects, particularly in a transport setting.
Thomas Smith is Associate Professor in Environmental Geography at LSE. He teaches on a number of environmental courses, focussing on innovative technology-enhanced experiential learning and field-based education in geography.
Alice Zhao brings a wealth of experience from her work in the charity sector, particularly on recruitment and policy in the UK. With degrees in Law and Public Policy, she seeks to promote interdisciplinary and intersectional perspectives. Alice currently works for JAN Trust and Mind in Kingston, focusing on counterextremism, domestic abuse, and hate crime, and mental health, respectively.
Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She is an alumna of LSE. Her new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, is out now. She is co-chair of the Economy 2030 Inquiry commission.
More about this event
Alongside a panel discussion chaired by Director Minouche Shafik, you’ll hear from LSE students about how a research-rich education and learning beyond the classroom gives them the power to make real change in the world as the leaders of tomorrow. Explore these themes further through our interactive exhibition in our new Marshall Building, where we will look at how we are working to disrupt the status quo and bring forward innovative approaches to education for social good.
You’re invited to continue the conversation with invitees from across research, policy and business sectors, as well as fellow LSE students, staff and School leadership during a drinks reception. This will also be Dilly Fung’s final event as Pro-Director (Education). Dilly looks forward to celebrating all that we have achieved together as a School community as she says farewell to LSE.
How to Attend
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Organized By: the London School of Economics and Political Science