Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

Posted by ap507 at Nov 28, 2014 02:00 PM |
From issues surrounding the banning of the burqa in public places to reasons why student working groups for positive management practices are important, Leicester academics give their thoughts on topical news

In the latest in a series of opinion pieces Professor Jill Marshall (pictured) from the School of Law has written an article for The Leicester Mercury discussing how banning the burqa in public places is at odds with the structure of a truly democratic society.

In addition, Dr Fabian Frenzel from the School of Management has discussed the importance of launching the School's Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) student working group and what the group hopes to achieve.

You can discover other thought-provoking pieces on The Conversation, Leicester Exchanges and Management is too Important Not to Debate Blog.

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