Panel discussion centres on work, care-giving and how to bring about real equality in today’s world.
Long-held notions of both women’s and men’s roles in society need re-thinking to allow people to reach their full potential, both privately and professionally, said Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of the New America Foundation and the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Michael Endres Prize, in a panel discussion on 9 April at the Hertie School.
Conventional notions of men’s and women’s roles in society, the gender pay gap, the problem of sexual harassment, and other persistent issues of gender bias were the subject of a discussion between Slaughter, Andrew Moravcsik, who is Professor of Politics and Director of the European Union Program at Princeton University and also Slaughter’s husband, and Ana-Cristina Grohnert, who is a former board member at German insurer Allianz and currently Chairman of the Executive Board of Charta der Vielfalt e.V., a non-profit supporting diversity. Master of International Affairs student Polina Garaev and Master of Public Policy student Manual Clemens moderated the discussion.
The Endres Prize is a 50,000-euro research prize honouring distinguished academics whose work centres on topics within the spectrum of the Hertie School’s research and teaching, and who have helped bridge academic research and policymaking. It is named for the long-time Chairman and current honorary Chairman of the Hertie Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Michael Endres.