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Social and Institutional Origins of Political Islam

23 Oct 2017

In the second Conversations about Conflict & Violence Series, Dr Ketchley discusses the conditions under which the first Islamic movements organised and what institutional contexts facilitated such mobilsation.

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Misunderstanding Modernity: The Social Scientific Neglect of Colonialism

26 Oct 2017

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra will address our commonly held misunderstandings of modernity and discuss how an adequate address of colonialism would require us to rethink our standard assumptions of the modern world and disciplinary responses to it.

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Decolonising Gender and Development

09 Nov 2017

Andrea Cornwall, Professor of Anthropology and International Development and head of the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, will deliver this Sussex Development Lecture on Decolonising Development.

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The Bio-politics of Ethno-nationalism: Drugs, Vigilantes and Communal Conflict in Myanmar

13 Nov 2017

Myanmar's protracted ethnic conflict is commonly understood as the contestation between an ethnocratic state and ethnic minorities. This misses the worrying trend that is the mounting communal violence between and within ethnic minority communities. Based on long-term field research in Kachin State, this seminar uses the case of a Kachin vigilante militia to explore this kaleidoscope of fragmented ethnic conflict.

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Decolonisation and Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa: The Case of Rhodes University

23 Nov 2017

Professor Robert van Niekerk from Rhodes University will deliver this Sussex Developement Lecture on Decolonistion and Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa.

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On Babies and Bathwater: Decolonising International Development Studies

07 Dec 2017

In this Sussex Development Lecture, Dr. Rutazibwa offers a conversation between personal experiences, reflections and decolonial scholarship to reflect on the fundamental, practical, institutional and epistemological implications of recognising the coloniality in the international development project.

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Development Economics for Non-Economists

15 Jan 2018 until 19 Jan 2018

This unique course offers a stimulating, interactive, and entertaining introduction to the world of development economics.

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Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

This course equips policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively integrate disaster risk reduction with adaptation to climate change, in the context of development and poverty reduction.

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Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

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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International conference: 'Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World'

17 Mar 2018 until 18 Mar 2018

International Conference organised by The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) focuses on understanding the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings across the world, as well as the forms of resistance occurring and the alternatives being built.

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Precarious Prospects: Oil in Northern Kenya

19 Oct 2017

An exhibition of photographs on oil and development in Kenya’s remote Turkana County. 

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Mixing Methods to Assess the Impact of Private Sector Support: Experiences from the Dutch PRIME-Programme

19 Oct 2017

In this seminar, new CDI Director Giel Ton will present his experiences with research design to improve real-time monitoring and evaluation in PSD organisations – Pioneering Real-time Monitoring and Evaluation in small and medium enterprises (PRIME).

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Participatory Monitoring and Accountability: what do we mean and how can it be linked to the SDGs?

18 Oct 2017 Watch/Listen Again

In this seminar, the speakers will share their thinking on Participatory Accountability; how it connects to the surfacing and valuing other types of knowledge; and its potential as a more inclusive and transformative approach to monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Case for an Ethics of Care in Humanitarianism’s In-between Spaces

16 Oct 2017

Cathrine Brun reflects on some of humanitarianisms’ ethical blind spots that become particularly prominent in the inbetween spaces of long term displacement. She argues for the inclusion of a feminist ethics of care in order to expose some of the blind spots and set out the principles of an ethics of care for a more interdependent humanitarianism.

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Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Manchester and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

01 Oct 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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What is China's Belt and Road Initiative, and Why is East Africa in Focus?

28 Sep 2017

Three years since the launch of China's flagship outbound investment strategy, One Belt One Road (OBOR), many are left uncertain - what is OBOR and what exactly is China trying to achieve?

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Labour Party Conference Fringe: Brighton and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

24 Sep 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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World Social Science Report 2016: Implications for development studies, EADI Nordic conference 2017

23 Aug 2017

Panel discussion drawing on the World Social Science Report: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World – Implications for Development Studies.

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Contributions from Developing Country Firms and their Interaction with Governments, EADI Nordic Conference 2017

21 Aug 2017

In this panel, Jodie Thorpe, Research Fellow and Business, Markets and the State Cluster Leader at the Institute of Development Studies, will be discussing her research on 'Beyond Growth: Understanding the Development Effectiveness of State-Business Relations'.

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The Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Financial Inclusion, EADI Nordic Conference 2017

21 Aug 2017

In this panel, Philip Mader, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies will be presenting his research on 'Digital Financial Inclusion And The Crusade Against Cash: Empowerment Or Disempowerment For The Poor?'. This research relates to his recent paper 'Card Crusaders, Cash Infidels and the Holy Grails of Digital Financial Inclusion'.

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