Friday, 21 October 2016

Inefficient Inequality: The economic costs of gender inequality in Europe, CEPS, nov3

Dear SEIN web blog followers,

On 3 November CEPS hosts the annual CEPS-Intereconomics conference. This year's theme is Gender Inequality.

To view the program and sign up, please visit:

Much attention in research is given to the existence and measurement of gender inequality, but relatively little attention is given to the costs that result from the presence of inequality. At this conference researchers, policy-makers, and business representatives will discuss the costs and inefficiencies that result from gender inequality. What are potential solutions? Which policies? At what level?
Join us and put your view forward.

Speakers include:

Virginija Langbakk Director, European Institute for Gender Equality
Joana Pereira Economist, IMF
Diane Perrons Professor, London School of Economics
Friederike Maier, Professor of Economics, HWR Berlin
Paola Profeta, Associate Professor, University of Bocconi
Stephan Klasen, Professor of Development Economics, University of Göttingen

We are looking forward to seeing you.
On behalf of CEPS 
Matthias Busse

Mikkel Barslund
Research Fellow
Place du Congrès 1
1000 Brussels, Belgium
T: 32 (0)2 229 39 49


Ann Appermans



Place deu Congrès 1

1000 Brussels, Belgium

T: 32 (0)2 229 39 11

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Stadstriënnale TM Trademarks Hasselt-Genk 10 okt 2016- 8 januari 2017

TRADEMARKS drukken haast ongemerkt hun stempel op ons dagelijks leven. Deze logo's en merknamen geven herkenbaarheid en identiteit aan producten en diensten, én zelfs aan de gebruiker ervan.

Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk verkent het spanningsveld tussen het artistieke en commerciële vanuit spraakmakende beeldende kunst, mode, design, fotografie en muziek. Benieuwd naar deze verhalen achter originaliteit, innovatie en persoonlijke branding? Zet je schrap voor een 100 dagen durende rollercoaster van logomania.


Racial profiling, by a computer? Police facial-ID tech raises civil rights concerns. -The Washington Post

The growing use of facial-recognition systems has led to a high-tech form of racial profiling, with African Americans more likely than others to have their images captured, analyzed and reviewed during computerized searches for crime suspects, according to a new report based on records from dozens of police departments.

by Craig Timberg 

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Job opening: Teacher on the field of Management of Cultural Diversity (0.6 fte) Tilburg School of Humanities

Job description

The main task will be to teach in the successful Master track Management of Cultural Diversity (MCD). This international and multidisciplinary programme attracts some 25-30 national and international students since its start in 2011. It focuses on fostering an encompassing understanding of challenges posed by cultural diversity in society and in organisational settings, to subsequently be able to design effective diversity management interventions to deal with those challenges.

For more info, see 

Friday, 22 January 2016

PhD Defenses Coming Up!

SEIN heeft een boeiende line-up van doctoraatsverdedigingen in petto voor jullie tijdens de eerste week van februari!

Hannah Vermaut bijt de spits af hier aan de Universiteit Hasselt op woensdag 3 februari met haar doctoraat getiteld "In search of the diversity in diversity management: exploring novel practices to manage a diverse workforce".

Ze geeft de fakkel door aan Tess Schoreel die haar werkt getiteld "Essays on dual-earner employees managing work and family and the effects on well-being" zal verdedigen de dag nadien, donderdag 4 februari in Leuven.

Tot slot zal ook Joost Luyckx op vrijdag 5 december het publiek op de hoogte brengen van zijn activiteiten de voorbije jaren in zijn doctoraat getiteld "Legitimacy struggles over multinational companies in the current era of globalization".

​Op de foto links Joost en rechts Hannah tijdens een EqualDiv@Work meeting

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Public lecture by Vicki Squire (University of Warwick) on The European 'refugee crisis': Questioning assumptions, February 11th, 2016, @ UHasselt

This talk will reflect on the current European migration or 'refugee crisis'. Specifically, this 'crisis' will be examined in the context of a broader global and historical power dynamics, which condition unauthorised migrations and which are integral in understanding the way in which the 'crisis' has both emerged and been addressed. The talk will give an overview of the 'crisis' in its longer duration, as well as emphasising the diversity of recent migratory journeys and experiences. Drawing on the findings of a new research project that is based on in-depth qualitative interviews with new arrivals in Kos (Greece), Sicily (Italy) and Malta, the project will shed light on and question a range of assumptions about unauthorised migration. In doing so, it will put forward proposals for policy development in terms that do not simply 'solve a crisis', but that can transform the conditions under which such a crisis emerges in the first place.

The lecture will take place from 5 to 7pm  in Room H2 - Hasselt University (campus Diepenbeek) Agoralaan (building D) 3590, Diepenbeek.

Short bio

Dr Vicki Squire is Associate Professor of International Security at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL ( She is Principal Investigator on the ESRC urgent research project Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat, and on the Leverhulme Fellowship Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence. She has written three books and over thirty journal articles and book chapters in the area of border and migration politics, and he rmost recent publication is Post/humanitarian Border Politics between Mexico and the US (Palgrave, 2015).

For her recent photo essay see


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Ik wil graag bij u werken!

ORBIT wil met nieuwe campagne meer werknemers met een migratieachtergrond op de werkvloer en zoekt consultants.

Tussen 15 oktober 2015 en 15 oktober 2016 zal ORBIT vzw – samen met Pax Christi Wallonie-Bruxelles en met de expertise van CBAI (Centre Bruxellois d'Action Interculturelle). De campagne over tewerkstelling van werknemers met een migratieachtergrond uitwerken en begeleiden. 

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