As the Hertford community grows increasingly diverse, our students of BAME heritage are finding it ever more useful to talk to Hertfordians who have experienced the unique issues relating to race and ethnicity both at Oxford and in the workplace. This platform will give students the opportunity to connect with alumni and share their experiences.
Our panel will consist of Eda Seyhan (International Human Rights lawyer), Jeremy Boon (Strategy and Analytics Manager at Deloitte) and Eric Clement (Managing Director at NYCEDC). This event will see these speakers discussing equality and diversity in the workplace, with a focus on the transition from university and will give you the opportunity to hear from alumni and build your networks.
This event is open to all young alumni and current students. If you would like to sign up, please fill in this Google form and we will send the Zoom link out for you to join the call.
About our alumni speakers…
Eda Seyhan (PPE, 2007)
Eda is an international human rights lawyer, researcher and campaigner specialising in civil liberties, policing and discrimination. Eda worked for Amnesty International for four years, as a campaigner on counter-terrorism and human rights in Europe and on the Turkey desk. She is currently working as a consultant researcher for a variety of NGOs, including the Open Society Foundations and ActionAid International. Eda holds a BA in PPE from Oxford University and an LLM from the University of London (SOAS). She is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales.
Jeremy Boon (Geography, 2008)
Jeremy works as a Technology consultant, helping clients looking to build their Analytics, AI and Automation capabilities. He is responsible for leading client projects, managing a team of analytics professionals and providing expertise on data and analytics. His clients are mainly in the Technology sector and his role takes him from strategic consultancy work through to hands-on technical delivery.
Eric Clement (EMBA, 2013) Eric leads the Strategic Investments Group at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) where he directs three affiliated entities that oversee the negotiation of tax incentives, taxable/tax-exempt debt issuance, New Markets Tax Credit investments, in addition to a portfolio of debt & equity funds in excess of $500 million on behalf of the City of New York. These efforts help drive inclusive economic development by unlocking access to finance, mobilizing private capital, and supporting the growth of strategic sectors.