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Writers: Inês Felizardo, Heng Xuan Teo, Nishat Anjum, Beth Amelia Cloughton, and Charlotte Grace. Editor: Yen-Jean Wee. Beneath the more apparent manifestations of gender discrimination in the workplace lies an even more pervasive culture that operates to the disadvantage of women. Such discrimination is even more pernicious because it is subtle and not easily perceived, and thus easy to dismiss. This paper first examines three aspects of this problem: gendered expectations, gender dynamics and interaction, and the ways in which assessing and rewarding achievement is gendered in nature. It then analyses the policies adopted to counteract this discrimination in Norway, India, and the United States, in order to compare them with those of the United Kingdom (while taking note of salient differences in context).  Finally, a number of possible solutions that the UK could adopt are proposed and evaluated, specifically: 

Writers: Nora Kalinskij*, Thomas Carlile*, Dominic Bealby-Wright*, Christian Wollny *These authors have equally contributed to the paper. A joint paper of Cambridge University's Wilberforce Society & Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk.gridhosted.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SyriaGovernmentPaper-1-1.pdf"] ...

Writers: Jun Pang and Vidya Ramesh Editors: Laura Grunberg and Chia Jeng Yang Commissioned by: End Rape on Campus UK Sexual violence is endemic to university campuses and other institutions of higher education. While preliminary engagement with the issue has begun on the part of the education sector and the government in the United States, there...

Writers: Sophie Ashford, Daniel Gayne, Connor MacDonald, Joshua Watts This paper discusses the challenges associated with data use in both political and commercial contexts. In particular, we discuss how organizations and corporations (particularly political parties and telecommunications firms), have used data in recent controversies and elections. In addition, we consider the...

  Writers: Tom Ellis, Walter Myer, Eddie Reynolds, Kartik Upadhyay Editor: Walter Myer Formatted by: Brendan Tan This paper outlines a strategy to improve upon formal and informal recognition of qualifications held by refugees entering the UK. It begins with an overview of UK NARIC, the national body responsible for producing equivalence qualifications. This...

Written by Ewan Lusty Formatted by Brendan Tan Corruption is increasingly on the UK policy-making agenda. In December 2014 the Government published a comprehensive Anti-Corruption Plan, consisting of 66 points for further action in addressing corruption, acting on repeated warnings from journalists, academics, and NGOs about the threat corruption poses in the...

Writers: Beth Barnes, Riccardo Conci, Sobia Hamid, Daniel Hurt, Ed Leon Klinger, Gregory Lewis, Cameron Wallace Editor: Daniel Hurt Advisors: Shahar Avin, Clemens Öllinger-Guptara, Chia Jeng Yang   This paper offers some suggestions on how governments and businesses can manage the risks, whilst maximising the benefits, posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the course of...