Inequality, Distributive Beliefs and Protests: A Recent Story from Latin America

24 Oct 2016

The third 'Conversations about Conflict and Violence' this term will be led by Dr Bruno Martorano who will briefly present findings from the paper he co-authored with Professor Patricia Justino on inequality, distributive beliefs and protests in Latin America.

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Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016

25 Oct 2016

Never before has inequality been so high on the agenda of policy makers worldwide, or such a hot topic for social science research. Governments worldwide have committed to take action on inequality through the Sustainable Development Goals, around the universal aim to ‘leave no-one behind’. Today, more journal articles are published on the topic of inequality and social justice than ever before.

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On the Mechanics of the Natural Resource Curse: Information and Local Elite Behaviour in Mozambique

31 Oct 2016

Alex Armand presents his ongoing project which seeks to examine the management of information and local elite behaviour following the recent discovery of a substantial natural gas reserve in Mozambique.

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Revolutions in Rojava and Beyond: Perspectives on Democratic Transformations

03 Nov 2016

A public event in central Brighton with film screenings and talks about the democratic transformations taking place in Rojava, Western Syria.

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Partnering in the Practice of Relational Action Inquiry: an Exploration of Gender and Power

04 Nov 2016

The heart of action research is the creative relationship. Led by Hilary Bradbury, this relational, action inquiry workshop is designed to support deeper inquiry into the ways in which power, gender and privilege can be both enablers and obstacles for women and men in creative collaborations.

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Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Conference 2016

12 Dec 2016 until 14 Dec 2016

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development (AC&SD): linking local and global dynamics - early bird discount ends 1 November.

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Designing Effective Ways to Evaluate Impact

16 Jan 2017 until 20 Jan 2017

This 5 day course tackles an emerging problem in development evaluation: how to ensure that we have the right mix of methods to provide relevant and credible impact evidence. Learn how to achieve a better understanding of the potential contribution of various evaluation designs and methods, and create the space for thinking this through and incorporating it into our practice.

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Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice

23 Jan 2017 until 27 Jan 2017

This five-day course on Participatory Action Research (PAR) will provide participants with the conceptual and practical tools to design and carry out PAR. They will learn about a range of methods and develop their ideas into a detailed plan that they will be able to put into action on returning to their organisation.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability

15 May 2017 until 26 May 2017

Annual two-week course for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers on pathways to sustainability, convened by the ESRC STEPS Centre. The course includes a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and interaction with STEPS Centre members.

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Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy

27 Jun 2017 until 29 Jun 2017

The third International Conference of the Global Research Forum (GRF) on Sustainable Production and Consumption, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.

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The UK and the UN: Post-Brexit Implications

20 Oct 2016

Join IDS, the UNA-UK, the British Association of Former United Nations Civil Servants and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the United Nations (UN-APPG) to discuss the UK and the UN: post- Brexit implications.

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Creating Safe and Inclusive Cities That Leave No One Behind

19 Oct 2016

At the Habitat III Conference, this event will focus on how well-managed urbanisation can revitalise urban spaces that had either been lost to violence or suffered from a lack of access to basic services and neglect.

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The BRICS in International Development

14 Oct 2016

The book is launched on the eve of the 8th BRICS Summit. It offers a comprehensive comparative perspective on the increasingly significant development cooperation activities of the BRICS. 

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Never Let a Disaster Go To Waste: Using Natural Experiments to Understand Vulnerability and Resilience

13 Oct 2016

This seminar will explore how extreme events can be framed and analysed as natural experiments. The event delineates a before and after and affects people and places differentially – the hallmark of an experiment.

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Rethinking Capitalism

12 Oct 2016

Event with Mariana Mazzucato on Rethinking Capitalism, hosted by The Schools of Business, Management and Economics and Global Studies (University of Sussex) and the Institute of Development Studies.

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How to Measure the Causes of Participation in Armed Groups? New Evidence on an Old Question

10 Oct 2016

Dr Gauthier Marchais will be discussing his latest research at the second "Conversations about Conflict and Violence" being held this term. He presents the results of a recent survey of participation in armed groups in Eastern DRC.

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Learning from the East (Again): China and Good Governance

06 Oct 2016

Join us for a Sussex Development Lecture with Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies on the topic of China and good governance.

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Free Webinar: Using a CLTS Approach in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas

06 Oct 2016

This webinar will propose that urban CLTS does not mean strictly following processes and tools that have been used in rural areas but adhering to similar principles and designing an intervention based on the context of a specific town or city.

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Islamist Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Local, National and Transnational Conflict Dynamics

03 Oct 2016

The first "Conversations about Conflict and Violence" this term will be led by Dr Caitriona Dowd who will briefly present her latest research on the dynamics of Islamic violence in sub-Saharan Africa, and then open the floor for indepth discussions on the topic.

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How Change Happens

29 Sep 2016

Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and author of From Poverty to Power blog, delivers a Sussex Development Lecure based on his new book 'How Change Happens'. 

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