Friday, August 4, 2017

PLuS Alliance presented the international Forum on Inequality from Thursday 20 to Friday 21 July, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

PLuS Alliance colleagues from Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW SYDNEY were joined by other staff from the three universities, students, alumni, friends and industry to converge on UNSW’s Kensington campus for two days of meetings, workshops, talks and presentations on the issue of inequality and how the PLuS Alliance’s combined expertise can begin to address the issues around inequality,  particularly through the four themes of sustainability, global health, social justice, and technology and innovation. The Forum generated new research ideas across the Alliance’s three universities exploring gender issues and violence, housing affordability, homelessness, technology for people with disabilities, health and mental health, and immigration. 

PLuS Alliance also partnered, for the first time, with UNSW Grand Challenges to deliver the opening public event, delivered by keynote speaker, Liesl Tesch AM MP. Ms Tesch’s stirring and moving address, from the Personal to the Political followed her journey from a diagnosis of paraplegia at 19 through to global success as a Paralympian, philanthropist and politician. The Grand Challenges event, and the Forum, was opened by the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs.

PLuS Alliance Forum on Inequality | 20-21 July 2017 | Liesl Tesch AM MP

 

PLuS Alliance also partnered, for the first time, with UNSW Grand Challenges to deliver the opening public event, a keynote address by Liesl Tesch AM MP. Ms Tesch’s stirring address, from the Personal to the Political, described her journey from a diagnosis of paraplegia at 19 through to global success as a Paralympian, philanthropist and politician. This was followed by a panel discussion including Ms Tesch with Professor Rosalind Dixon, UNSW (Chair) | Professor Richard Holden, UNSW | Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW | Professor Mark Henderson, ASU | Dr Jelke Boesten, King’s, exploring inequality in all its forms and positing potential solutions.

 

PLuS Alliance Forum on Inequality | Panel Discussion | 2-21 July 2017

 

The Forum highlighted the key issues of inequality and fostered interdisciplinary discussion in the context of the four PLuS Alliance themes of sustainability, global health, social justice, and technology and innovation.

 

PLuS Alliance Forum on Inequality
President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs, UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Carla Treloar, UNSW SYDNEY, Forum Co-Convenor
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW SYDNEY
Dr Jelke Boesten, King's College London
Dr Jelke Boesten, King's College London
Professor Mark Henderson, Arizona State University
Professor Mark Henderson, Arizona State University
Professor Richard Holden, UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Richard Holden, UNSW SYDNEY
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP
Ms Liesl Tesch, AM MP
Panel discussion: Eileen Baldry, Jelke Boesten, Mark Henderson, Richard Holden
Panel discussion: Eileen Baldry, Jelke Boesten, Mark Henderson, Richard Holden
Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW SYDNEY
Rosalind Dixon, Eileen Baldry, Jelke Boesten, Mark Henderson, Richard Holden, Liesl Tesch
Professor Rimjhim Aggarwal Arizona State University | Professor Fleur Johns, UNSW SYDNEY |
Ms Liesl Tesch | Professor Rosemary Kaye, UNSW SYDNEY
President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs, UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Carla Treloar, UNSW SYDNEY, Forum Co-Convenor
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP, Keynote Address, From the Personal to the Political
Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW SYDNEY
Dr Jelke Boesten, King's College London
Dr Jelke Boesten, King's College London
Professor Mark Henderson, Arizona State University
Professor Mark Henderson, Arizona State University
Professor Richard Holden, UNSW SYDNEY
Professor Richard Holden, UNSW SYDNEY
Ms Liesl Tesch AM MP
Ms Liesl Tesch, AM MP
Panel discussion: Eileen Baldry, Jelke Boesten, Mark Henderson, Richard Holden
Panel discussion: Eileen Baldry, Jelke Boesten, Mark Henderson, Richard Holden
Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW SYDNEY
Rosalind Dixon, Eileen Baldry, Jelke Boesten, Mark Henderson, Richard Holden, Liesl Tesch
Professor Rimjhim Aggarwal Arizona State University | Professor Fleur Johns, UNSW SYDNEY |
Ms Liesl Tesch | Professor Rosemary Kaye, UNSW SYDNEY