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(From L to R) Julia Gillard, Tessa Jowell & Purna Sen.<br />
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London, 23/06/2015. Today, the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Studies) presented a public conversation - part of the Institute of Public Affairs - called "Above the Parapet: Women in Public Life" hosted by Julia Gillard (Former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013; she was the first woman to hold either position. Gillard is graduated from the University of Melbourne as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws in 1986 and then she joined the law firm Slater & Gordon, specialising in industrial law. Gillard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998 federal election for the seat of Lalor. Then, she was elected to the Shadow Cabinet and was given the portfolio of Population and Immigration. In 2003, she took on responsibility for both Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs and Health. Gillard became the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Australia upon Labor's victory in the 2007 federal election, also serving as Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion. In 2010, Gillard was elected as the Leader of the Labor Party, thus becoming the 27th Prime Minister of Australia. She is the author of the book: “My Story”). Chairs of the event were Dr Purna Sen (Deputy Director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the LSE) and Dame Tessa Jowell DBE (Professor of Practice for LSE Cities and the Department of Government at LSE and a British Labour Party politician, former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. Former member of both the Blair and Brown Cabinets. Currently one of a shortlist of six candidates seeking to become the Labour Party's official candidate in the 2016 election for Mayor of London).<br />
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Here there is the link to the podcast to listen the lecture: http://bit.ly/1LBbqQW
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(From L to R) Julia Gillard, Tessa Jowell & Purna Sen.

London, 23/06/2015. Today, the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Studies) presented a public conversation - part of the Institute of Public Affairs - called "Above the Parapet: Women in Public Life" hosted by Julia Gillard (Former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013; she was the first woman to hold either...
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