flag_yellow_high_isjzqj“The cultural and creative industries … are among the most powerful sources for new development pathways that encourage creativity and innovation in the pursuit of inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and development”. United Nations Report on Culture.

This interdisciplinary speaker series explores the ways in which the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) have enabled women around the globe to be empowered and develop innovative ways to address the challenges they face. The speakers will discuss how they have utilized creativity and cultural forms (including art, film, literature, theater, comics, and photography) to challenge the social order and become leaders and innovators in their fields.

The first speaker is Dr. Christine Sinapi, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Argyros Forum 209C.

christinesinapiDr. Christine Sinapi is Professor at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France), where she is also the Coordinator of the Management of Culture and Arts Research Cluster, and Head of the Finance – Law – Control Department. She is regarded as one of the leading women in the field of creative industries and management. Her research and publications are strongly interdisciplinary, examining connections between the arts (including theatre and film), cultural theory, law, and business.  She has held visiting professorships in France, England, Germany, and Morocco. She is also the coordinator of the forthcoming conference The Performing Arts and the Film Industry Through Sustainable Development with the Universities Lumière Lyon 2, and Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.

Her recent publications (in cultural management) include: “The perception of entrepreneurial self-efficacy among students in the cultural and creative industry.” in Creative Human Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Pedagogy and Practice; “Shared services and performing arts co-operatives”. in Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise “Proximité et mutualisation dans les arts vivants”. CEREN Working Papers.