Room 02/026, Peter Froggatt Centre, Main Campus, QUB
26th March: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

This event will build on the very successful ‘Introduction to Basic Income’ event held at the 2018 Imagine! festival, which was held in the Crescent Arts Centre and gave participants an introduction to Basic Income and launched BINI – a Basic Income advocacy group for Northern Ireland.

This event will follow on from that event and others which have been held around Belfast since, and will focus on providing a strong case for the introduction of a BI in NI, what it could achieve and a roadmap for how it could be implemented here.

The event will be coordinated by BINI members in conjunction with academics at Queen’s University and Basic Income Ireland and will feature world-leading experts as well as local activists as its speakers. The event schedule will run as follows:

6pm: Welcome and introduction.

6.10-6.40pm: Keynote speech via Skype with UBI proponent Scott Santens, followed by audience Q&A.

6.40–7.30pm: Panel session chaired by Professor John Barry, Queens University. Panel will consist of a 5 minute talk from four academics with a research interest related to Basic Income, followed by questions through the Chair.

  • 1st speaker: Professor Michael Danson, Emeritus Professor of Enterprise Policy at Heriot-Watt University, talking about UBI and the Economy
  • 2nd speaker: Dr. Anne Ryan, Lecturer in Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University, talking about UBI and sustainability
  • 3rd speaker: Mr. Russell Kane, Lecturer at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University, talking about UBI and automation
  • 4th speaker: Mr. Patrick Brown, PhD student, George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University, talking about UBI and conflict

7.30–8.15pm: A presentation on past, present and future basic income experiments with video introduction from Professor Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba.

8.15–8.30pm: Introducing BINI (Basic Income Northern Ireland), and how people can get involved.

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Tue. 26th March


Room 02/026, Peter Froggatt Centre, Main Campus, QUB, BT7 1PS


This event is free

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