You are warmly invited to the Queen’s Management School Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture in association with the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s.

This year’s lecture, ‘I’ve Done My Part:  Why Gender Diversity Promotes Prosperity and Peace’ will take place on Wednesday 12 October 2022 in Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, with guest speaker Professor Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics and Economic History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The evening will begin with a reception from 5.30pm followed by the lecture at 6.00pm.

About the Speaker

Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written twenty four books and some four hundred academic and popular articles on economic history, rhetoric, philosophy, statistical theory, economic theory, feminism, queer studies, liberalism, ethics and law. Her best known works include her trilogy The Bourgeois Era (2006, 2010, 2016); The Rhetoric of Economics (1985); and The Cult of Statistical Significance (with Stephen Ziliak, 2008).

Deirdre describes herself as a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, ex Marxoid, Midwestern woman who was once a man. Crossing: A Memoir (1999; 2019 with an Afterword) is a moving and sensitive account of Deirdre’s transition. Deirdre is an advocate of robust discussion and is a strong supporter of academic freedom. She has ancestral roots in Northern Ireland and is an honorary professor in Queen’s Management School.

For further information and to register please click here.

We do hope you can join us.