2017 International Conference

Identity and Leadership in Turbulent Times


10-11 November 2017


The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4RG.

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Category 2-day ticket 1-day ticket*
OPUS Associates and Members £250 £150
Non-members £300 £175


*Only 10 one-day tickets are available for each day, to be sold on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

Keynote Speakers

Marianna Fotaki

Arkady Ostrovsky

Marianna Fotaki is Professor of Business Ethics at Warwick Business School.

She has a PHD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and was an Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow at Harvard University (2014/15).

Before joining academia, she worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres and Medecins du Monde in Turkey, Iraq and Albania and as EU residential senior advisor to governments of Russia, Armenia and Georgia for ten years.

Marianne has published over 50 papers on the marketization of public services, health inequalities, gender and otherness in organisations and business in leading international journals.

Her recent books include The Psychosocial and Organization Studies: Affect at Work (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, with Kate Kenny) and Gender and the Organization. New ways of working and working lives (Routledge, with Nancy Harding forthcoming in 2017).

Currently she works on ESRC funded projects on whistleblowing, British Academy funded project on corruption and conducts pilot projects on solidarity responses and migration in Greece

Arkady Ostrovsky is Russia and Eastern Europe editor for The Economist.

Prior to this role, he was the Moscow Bureau Chief for the Economist reporting on the annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine among many other subjects. He joined after 10 years with the Financial Times where he covered Russian politics and business, including the Yukos Affair. His articles were among the first to warn of the resurgence of the security state under Putin.

At The Economist, Arkady also writes about Russia-US relations, European security, Russia and China, Ukraine, Georgia and other former Soviet republics.

He is the author of the 2016 Orwell Prize winning book The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War published in 2015 by Atlantic Book in the UK and in 2016 by Viking in the US. He is regular contributor to radio and television programs around the world, including the BBC and NPR.

Arkady holds a doctorate degree in English Literature (University of Cambridge, 1998) and has contributed to the first Cambridge History of Russian Theatre as well as to collections of essays on theatre history published in the America, UK, France, Russia and Brazil. Arkady’s translation of Tom Stoppard’s trilogy, The Coast of Utopia and Rock & Roll have been published and staged in Russia.