US political veteran to ship RSE signature occasion in Aberdeen | Information

A former communications director to america Senate and present Head of Public Affairs at Fb will ship the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s signature occasion on the College of Aberdeen.

Dr Robert Traynham, is a extremely revered political veteran and communications skilled, who has designed and executed advertising and exterior relations campaigns for elected leaders together with an incumbent United States president, political organisations, non-profits and Fortune 50 corporations together with Wal-Mart and Comcast.

He’ll converse on ‘The function of management in range and inclusion’.

All through his profession Dr Traynham, who gained a PhD in historical past from the College in 2019, has centered on problems with range and inclusion. He’s presently the worldwide chair of Meta (Fb’s) Range and Inclusion programme. He’s additionally a member of the College of Aberdeen Court docket.

The occasion will probably be chaired by Neil Vargesson FRSE, Professor in Developmental Biology on the College, and can observe an in-conversation format. It’ll tackle questions together with ‘What are the management qualities that we search and want on this ever altering and rising subject?’ and ‘How does one lead?’.

Professor Vargesson FRSE stated: “Dr Traynham is a extremely revered worldwide determine and an extremely partaking speaker. I’m thrilled to be chairing the lecture and excited to welcome Dr Traynham again to Aberdeen. His story is inspirational and I’m vastly grateful that he’s generously sharing his time with us. It guarantees to be a thought-provoking occasion and presents a terrific alternative to listen to from Dr Traynham. All are welcome to attend.”

Sir John Ball, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh stated: “We’re extraordinarily lucky to have somebody of Dr Traynham’s calibre delivering our signature occasion in Aberdeen and supporting our ambition of sharing data to learn society. Dr Traynham brings a very international perspective to the essential problems with range and inclusion, and can share his expertise and insights into the affect efficient management can have on making higher progress in these areas. This lecture will undoubtedly give us loads of meals for thought.”

The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s signature occasion – ‘The function of management in range and inclusion’ – will probably be held on Monday, 27 February, 6pm to 7pm on the Suttie Centre Lecture Theatre. Extra info on the lecture, which will probably be recorded, and reserving particulars could be discovered right here.

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