Newsletter March 2024

Dear friend,

As Easter approaches we bring to a close the first quarter of 2024. We began the year with our AGM in London celebrating in person our Director Sophia Aguirre’s appointment as President of Catholic Distance University and our Director Gamal Abdelmonem’s new position as Chair of Architecture and the Founding Director of Research at York School of Architecture at the University of York.

Over the last few months, we have been working hard on the Executive Summary and Policy Report that we shall present on 15-16 May in New York at the UN Headquarters as a result of our Expert Meeting in Nottingham on Home and Climate Change.

We have confirmed the experts who will be part of our Expert Meeting ‘Nurturing Healthy Relationships at IESE Business School in Barcelona in July and we will soon share with you more information.

We also have the first draft of what will be our next book with Routledge on Home and Displaced People:  ‘The Search for Home among Forced Migrants and Refugees: People on the Move.’ We will soon be able to give you a launch date and further details.

In February, we had the opportunity to present our book ‘Happiness and Domestic Life’ at the European University Miguel de Cervantes in Valladolid and we went back to the classroom with 3rd degree students of International Relations at the European University of Valencia to explain how a think tank works and to introduce our research topics.Most recently we attended at the invitation of Nuria Chinchilla, Professor of Managing People in Organisations at IESE Business School, a session given at IESE in Madrid by Doctor in Education and Psychology Catherine L’ Ecuyer on educational currents that you can read here.

I hope to see you soon, as we continue to engage in this important work of giving a voice to households.

Warm regards,
Bryan K. Sanderson