Plenary Panel ‘Cross-disciplinary perspectives on Inequality in the Nordic countries’
Panelists: Professor Jon Kvist, Roskilde University; Head of Research Susan Kuivalainen; Associate Professor Birthe Larsen, Copenhagen Business School & Co-Director of the Inequality Platform
Chair: Caroline de la Porte
6 March, 13.15 to 14.15 DSC033
This panel addresses inequality in the Nordic countries from various different disciplines. The Nordic countries are known for being inclusive societies, for having low levels of inequality as well as high competitiveness. Yet, Inequality has been increasing in the Nordics over the past few decades. The scholars that participate in the panel have different disciplinary backgrounds, each shedding light on Inequality in the Nordics from a particular perspective. The panelists are Professor Jon Kvist, Roskilde University, Susan Kuivalainen, currently Head of Research at the Finnish Centre for Pensions, and Birthe Larsen, Associate Professor at the Economics Department, CBS and co-chair of the Inequality platform.
They will discuss questions, such as, why and how has inequality been increasing in the Nordic countries, what the characteristics of the ‘new’ Nordic inequalities are, and what the consequences of increased inequality are? The panelists will, for instance, discuss:
- The role of the welfare state in mitigating inequality
- Major welfare state reforms
- Labour market inequality
- Migration and inequality
- Social investment
This panel is a collaboration between the ‘Inequality’ platform at CBS and the ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) project. ‘Inequality’ is a CBS-financed initiative to research and to discuss inequality from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Read more here: https://www.cbs.dk/viden-samfundet/strategiske-indsatsomraader/business-in-society-platforme/inequality-platform. ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) is a Nordforsk-financed project about how Nordic countries and societies are responding to global challenges, such as Inequality. Read more here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/reimagining-norden-in-an-evolving-world.
Plenary Panel ‘Diversity and Gender in the Nordic countries’
Chair: Mads Mordhorst
8 March, 11.00-12.30m, Room DSC033
The Nordic countries are known for being inclusive societies, yet there are remaining challenges regarding gender diversity and difference, particularly in some organisations. This panel addresses diversity in the Nordic countries, taking account of culture, ethnicity, sexuality, language.
The panelist will discuss, which types of aspects there are to diversity, and how to tackle these in a constructive manner. This panel takes place in a timely manner, on the 8th March, that is the international women’s day. The panelists are: Jeff Hearn, Senior Professor at Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden; Professor Emeritus, Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK; and Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa, Ana Maria Munar, Associate Professor at CBS and one of the initiators and organizers of the diversity platform at CBS and Irma Erlingsdóttir Head of the Center for Gender Research (RIKK) and Director of EDDA – Center of Excellence, and head of the gender them in ReNEW.
This panel is a collaboration between the ‘Diversity and difference’ platform at CBS and the ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) project. ‘Diversity and difference’ is a CBS-financed initiative to research and to discuss how to create more inclusive societies and work-places from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Read more here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/knowledge-society/strategic-areas/business-in-society-platforms/diversity-and-difference-platform. ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) is a Nordforsk-financed project about how Nordic countries and societies are responding to global challenges, such as Inequality. Read more here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/reimagining-norden-in-an-evolving-world.
The Diversity and Difference Platform is focusing on diversity and difference - culture, ethnicity, sexuality, language - to enable inclusion and equality. The platform works with organisations on diversity management.