In Conversation with Otegha Uwagba

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science and LSE Students' Union

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Otegha Uwagba

Otegha Uwagba


Baroness Shafik

Baroness Shafik

To celebrate Black History Month, join us for this conversation between Otegha Uwagba and LSE Director Minouche Shafik.

Meet our speaker and chair

Otegha Uwagba (@OteghaUwagba) is bestselling author and culture journalist who has written three books: the Sunday Times bestseller Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women in 2017, the short essay Whites: On Race And Other Falsehoods, published in 2020 and selected as a Guardian Book of the Year, and the Sunday Times bestseller We Need To Talk About Money, a part memoir, part cultural commentary published in July 2021. She has also contributed to publications including the Guardian, Vogue, The Gentlewoman, The Cut, Dazed, i-D, the Sunday Times, and the New Statesman. In 2018 she was selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and in 2021 the Sunday Times highlighted her as one of seven young writers “changing the literary world”. She graduated from Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and grew up in south London, where she still resides.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She is an alumna of LSE. Her new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, is out now.

More about this event 

The London School of Economics Students' Union (@lsesu) is the representative and campaigning body for students at the London School of Economics and Political Science. LSESU is a not-for-profit organisation run by LSE students, for LSE students. The LSESU aims to give students life-changing experiences. Black History Month is one of the key dates in the Union calendar.

The London School of Economics and Political Science is a social science university based in central London with a global reach. We ranked first in Europe and second in the world for social sciences and management in the QS subject rankings 2021.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBlackHistoryMonth

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