The Academic Forum
The Forum meets twice a year to present and debate the latest research and discuss how it can inform better policymaking for race equality. In April 2012, for example, we discussed the theme of 'Race relations in austerity Britain – what should we expect?' See the attached presentations on:
- cuts to public sector employment
- threats facing the BME third sector (do not quote without permission), and
- the MIPEX index of integration (not available).
The Forum is chaired by Dr Claire Alexander. Claire is a Runnymede trustee and reader in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics. She teaches about race, ethnicity and migration at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is also the editor of the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.
There are currently over 70 Forum members. Membership is by invitation and is for three years (renewable). Runnymede greatly values having such a wide network of expertise to collaborate with. To discuss membership please contact Ojeaku Nwabuzo, Forum Co-ordinator.
To see who is currently part of this network, scan the list of members.
Supporting the Forum
The running of the Academic Forum and Emerging Scholars Forum is kindly supported by donations from universities. Runnymede is grateful to the following institutions for their kind support:
- Brunel University
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- Middlesex University