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Diversity, Equality & Inclusion: Intersecting Perspectives from Multidisciplinary Lenses


  • Michal Pitoňák, National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic, with his extensive research in stigma, discrimination, and well-being, particularly among sexual and gender minority people, will steer the conversation, drawing on his interdisciplinary expertise to integrate and synthesize these diverse perspectives.


  • David Tišer: A trailblazer in intersecting Roma and LGBT activism, David offers insights into the grassroots implications of diversity and inclusion. His work in dismantling stereotypes and promoting social awareness stands as a testament to the power of cultural and sexual identity in shaping societal norms.
  • Johanna Nejedlová: Johanna’s pioneering efforts in addressing sexual harassment and education spotlight the role of social activism in redefining equality. Her approach exemplifies how educational initiatives can challenge and change societal perceptions and behaviors.
  • Hanlie van Wyk: With a focus on social cohesion and community resilience, Hanlie’s research intersects public health and social sciences, offering a unique perspective on how individual and collective behaviors shape societal dynamics under the umbrella of diversity and inclusion.


In an era marked by global interconnectedness, the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion have become pivotal in shaping the ethos of various disciplines. This discussion aims to examine these concepts through a multidisciplinary lens, highlighting their unique interpretations and implementations across different fields. By bridging the gap between disciplines such as public health, education, business, and more, this panel seeks to foster a comprehensive understanding of how these principles operate within and across these domains, influencing societal norms, economic structures, and individual well-being.

1. How do distinct disciplines conceptualize and operationalize diversity, equality, and inclusion within their realms?

2. What are the inherent challenges and opportunities faced by these fields in advocating and implementing these principles?

3. In what ways can interdisciplinary collaboration enhance our global understanding and practice of these concepts, contributing to a more equitable and inclusive society?

Join us in this enlightening journey as we unravel the multifaceted dimensions of diversity, equality, and inclusion through various disciplinary prisms. This panel is not just a discussion; it’s a gateway to understanding the complex tapestry of these principles in our diverse world.

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