Acclaimed Economist to Talk Finance and Feminism at UoS

An influential political economist and author is to deliver a one-off discussion event in Ipswich next week.

Acknowledged for her global insight on monetary issues, and particularly for her views on women and economics, Ann Pettifor will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Suffolk on Monday 30th October.

Ann has had a number of highly regarded books published in the last decade, and is frequently asked to comment on matters of finance and global debt.

A part-time resident of Suffolk, Ann will be speaking as part of an event organised by the Suffolk branch of the Women’s Equality Party, in conjunction with the University of Suffolk’s public lecture series.

The evening’s theme will be Women and Economics: Why economics is a feminist issue.

Chair of Suffolk WEP, Nikki Packham, said: “We are thrilled to have Ann available to deliver this event for us as part of the University of Suffolk series.

“Ann has such phenomenal insight and expertise on the matter of global economics, and a passion for discussing how this affects women in particular.”

She added: “One of our key priorities as the Women’s Equality Party is to tackle the existing imbalances in our economic model that leave many women vulnerable, so this is really fitting. Ann also has that rare skill of linking high finance issues to everyday life for ordinary people.

“On a Suffolk branch level, we are currently campaigning on the gender pay gap, an important issue locally given that the gap here in Suffolk is higher than the national average. Ensuring women in this region are gaining the right access and knowledge when it comes to finance is a crucial part of tackling this problem.”

Speaking about the decision to deliver a talk in Suffolk, Ann said: “I am very honoured to be asked to make this presentation and am very much looking forward to seeing an audience of interested people from all genders and all walks of life.

“The issues I shall be discussing are reflective of how economics circumstances globally are currently affecting women in communities like Suffolk.

“I’m very keen to encourage dialogue and share my insight in a pertinent way.”

The event takes place on Monday 30th October at the Auditorium of the University of Suffolk.

Doors open at 530pm, with the presentation starting at 6pm.

Tickets are free, and must be booked in advance at

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