IRiS academic, Professor Kiran Trehan, inaugural lecture

Posted on Wednesday 21st May 2014

Professor Kiran TrehanIRiS academic, Professor Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, Co-Director of the Enterprise and Diversity Alliance (EDA), Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), will be making her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 25 June on the topic of 'Enterprise and Diversity: Walking the Talk through Politics and Emotions to Policy Impact'.

Enterprise and diversity is the key to economic growth: a loud refrain heard from all quarters these days. But what does this mean, how do we marry the divergent world of theory, entrepreneurial practice and policy? This inaugural lecture addresses this question by extending our gaze behind the often mythical notion of academics, entrepreneurs and policy makers as incompatible bedfellows, isolated from each other’s practice. The focus of this lecture is to illuminate the emotional, political and messy realities of implementing enterprise and diversity and to explore why impact matters, which all too often remains either on the side lines or is presented as problematic within extant dialogue between academics, entrepreneurs and policy makers.

Places are limited so please do book early by using the online form.

To find out more about time and venue, please visit the Birmingham Business School events page.

More information about the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)