Successful Launch of the CBS Diversity & Difference Platform
The new CBS spearhead initiative Business in Society Platform Diversity and Difference had a succesful launch on 11 October with an inspiring programme and a very active audience.
Professor Karen Ashcraft, University of Colorado, Boulder, was our keynote speaker, warmly welcomed by CBS Dean of Research, Søren Hvidkjær, and Academic Directors of the research platform, Sara Louise Muhr and Dorte Lønsmann.
Karen Ashcraft gave an intriguing keynote presentation on affect studies, ‘Feeling Power: Diversity as a Sensate Encounter' – a theme perfectly in line with the many interactive concepts that formed the programme of the day.
The audience wholeheartedly accepted the invitation to engage in diversity as a shared and performed activity. You could try a 'Norm Walk' and engage with your own and others’ assumptions about diversity and equality and check your own privilege at diversity stations. Or you could find out how diverse your network is in the network survey, and commit to engaging with diversity challenges in the ‘Diversity Factory’.
That afternoon, research and dissemination was indeed, to paraphrase Karen Ashcraft, something that happened.
It all came to a festive end with a wine reception and music from Det Kønne Kartel.