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13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical Change

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Hauptschule
Breakout / World Café
english language

Today’s era of increased fragmentation is calling into question whether our institutions, governments and policy-making can drive the necessary political and social change that addresses the basis of rising inequality. If inequality is the problem that blocks creativity, and traditional solutions are not readily available, then what can be done? What are the new roles and responsibility of politics? Join us for a dynamic and participatory session on how traditional policy-making and the state need to evolve; hear about alternatives that are making an impact and contribute your thoughts on what should be done to achieve radical change.

Speakers

European Director of Research and Innovation, Ashoka Foundation, London
Chief Executive Officer, London Early Years Foundation, London
Head of Inequality & Sustainable Development, Save the Children, London
Director Policy and Strategy, RSA - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London Chair

Adam LENT

European Director of Research and Innovation, Ashoka Foundation, London

1999-2002 ESRC Research Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield
2001-2004 Freelance Research and Policy Consultant
2004-2006 Research Director and Clerk to the Commission, The Power Inquiry
2006-2011 Head of Economic and Social Affairs, Trades Union Congress
2011-2015 Director, Action and Research Centre, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
since 2015 European Director, Research and Innovation, Ashoka Foundation, London

June O'SULLIVAN-HALSE

Chief Executive Officer, London Early Years Foundation, London

1980-1982 Staff Nurse, Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital
1985-1986 Community Worker, Ethnic Minorities Unit, Greater London Council
1986-1993 Under 8’s Social Worker, Wandsworth Borough Council Social Services
1993-1994 Training & Development Officer, London Borough of Hackney, Social Services Department
1994-1996 Early Years Project Officer, Surrey County Council Education and Social Services
1996-2004 Operations and Training Manager, Westminster Children’s Society, London
since 2004 Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation (formerly Westminster Children’s Society ), London

Dr. Faiza SHAHEEN

Head of Inequality & Sustainable Development, Save the Children, London

2005-2006 Research Assistant, NCB - National Children s Bureau
2006-2007 Course Tutor (Urban Economics) and Guest Lecturer (Research Methods), University of Manchester
2007-2009 Research Analyst, Centre for Cities, London
2009-2014 Senior Researcher and Programme Coordinator, Economic Inequality, NEF - New Economics Foundation, London
since 2014 Head of Inequality & Sustainable Development, Save the Children, London

Anthony PAINTER

Director Policy and Strategy, RSA - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London

1999-2000 Consultant, Westminster Strategy
2000 Project Leader, Policy Network
2000-2002 Director, Urbanity
2002-2003 Director, Political Division, The Communication Group plc
2003-2008 Founder and Director, Jefferson Communications
2008-2013 Freelance Researcher, Writer, Strategy Consultant and Commentator

Political Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2015

18:00 - 19:30The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?Partner

30.08.2015

11:00 - 12:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
14:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial
22:00 - 23:30Young Talents - Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities - Future Chances?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society's Creativity and How to Achieve Radical ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant's SkillsBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade OrderBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in FocusPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners?Plenary
21:00 - 22:30CANCELED - Late Night Talk: Islam, "Islamic State" and ViolencePlenary

01.09.2015

09:00 - 09:30InDignityPlenary
09:30 - 10:15Existential RisksPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
12:15 - 12:30Concluding RemarksPlenary