Suhasini Vira - Durham University Laidlaw Scholar

A short video about my experience as a Laidlaw Scholar.

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Suhasini Vira

Economics and Politics (Joint Honours) Undergraduate, Durham University

Hi, I'm a Durham University undergraduate studying Economics and Politics. My Laidlaw Scholarship independent research project focuses on 'Youth Employment Experiences in the Informal-Formal Nexus of the Indian Labour Market’ and explores the employment aspirations of India’s youth in an economic environment that is characterised by increasing job ‘precarity’. My deep interest in employment-related issues continues with my work with the JustJobsNetwork, a think tank that focuses on finding strategies to create more and better employment worldwide. I have also co-authored the recently-released book ‘Why People Give’ (Sage Publications), which discusses the motivations that drive philanthropy. I have also attended the Aspen Initiative UK's launch event and seminar as a NextGen leader to discuss how the potential of artificial intelligence can be realised in an ethical manner. At Durham, I have held the positions of International Students' Representative, St. Mary's College; Business and Economics Editor, The Bubble - Durham University's Online Magazine; Co-chief Editor, Durham University Economics Journal. I spend my free time sketching, dancing and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

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