Sussex Development Lectures
The Sussex Development Lecture series is an opportunity to hear from leading global thinkers on development. It is jointly run by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the School of Global Studies and the Centre for International Education based at the University of Sussex and open to students, staff and members of the general public.
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Spring 2018: The Humanitarian-Development Nexus
The Sussex Development Lecture series for Spring 2018 focuses on the past, present and future relationship between humanitarian aid, and long-term development.
Achieving meaningful impacts in a global context of fragile states, conflict, environmental disasters and other acute and interconnected vulnerabilities, increasingly demands coordinated efforts by humanitarian and development actors. This is especially apparent regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, where hard-won progress can be slowed or even reversed as a result of crises and disasters. In fragile states and protracted conflicts - where the majority of the world’s poor live - the lines between development and humanitarian work are also increasingly blurred.
While there is talk of a ‘humanitarian-development nexus’, efforts towards bridging the humanitarian-development divide often remain disparate, shaped by different principles, philosophies, cultures, attitudes and mind sets, and involving complex politics
This series of lectures and panel discussions will convene senior humanitarian and development leaders, practitioners and academics to cast critical light on the shifting relationships between humanitarian aid and development, and explore how they can work better together.
Recordings of lectures
To make the series as accessible as possible we will be filming and live streaming each lecture. You can watch live on the IDS Facebook page and all recordings will be made available afterwards on the IDS website event pages.
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Inequality - What can be done?09 Apr 2015 Watch/Listen Again
The Lecture proposes ambitious new policies in a range of areas: technology, employment, social security, the sharing of capital, and taxation. It seeks to defend these proposals against the common arguments: that intervention will shrink the economy, that globalization makes action impossible, and that new policies cannot be afforded.More details
Shami Chakrabarti: On Liberty26 Mar 2015
On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly.More details
What’s wrong with the WTO and how to fix it12 Mar 2015
In this Sussex Development Lecture Rorden Wilkinson argues that without global institutions fit for purpose, we cannot hope for the kind of fine global economic management that can put an end to major crises or promote development-for-all.More details
Expanding opportunity in education – challenges for the Post 2015 agenda19 Feb 2015
15 years ago governments came together to agree a set of ambitious goals aimed at delivering education for all. The international community is now debating a new set of ‘post-2015’ education goals.More details
Strengthening African Universities for Economic Transformation: Approaches that Work12 Feb 2015
Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana for a discussion around strengthing African Universities to make themselves more relevant in the areas of skills development and research in the new dispensation.More details
Negative Reciprocity or taking what’s yours? Aboriginal economic engagements 1830-192005 Feb 2015
In this Sussex Development Lecture, Lynette Russel will consider 19th century moments of Aboriginal theft and begging. She will argue a kind of economic engagement that the colonists and authorities misunderstood as recidivism and criminality.More details
Why Greater Equality is a Key to Sustainability29 Jan 2015
This Sussex Development Lecture will be given by Richard Wilkinson, co author of the Spirit Level.More details
Prosperity and Development: a discussion on linked futures20 Nov 2014 Watch/Listen Again
In this Sussex Development Lecture, Henrietta Moore looks at the urgent need to redefine prosperity and along the way change the way we talk about development.More details
Gender, Class and the Neoliberal Project13 Nov 2014 Watch/Listen Again
In this Sussex Development Lecture, Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale will examine how new forms of sexual imagery naturalise new forms of inequality, and how these are are met with new forms of gendered resistance and struggle.More details
From Development to Transformation: Citizen Engagement and Social Justice06 Nov 2014 Watch/Listen Again
IDS Professorial Fellow John Gaventa will examine how far citizen participation has helped to address issues of growing economic inequality.More details