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 and Gresham’s Law: Does the bad drive out the good?28 Nov 2013 Watch/Listen Again
In this lecture co-architect of the original MDGs, Jan Vandemoortele, examines whether addressing inequalities must take priority over poverty reduction.More details
Economic Policy and Social Movements in Brazil: From the Neoliberal Transition to the Events of June 201321 Nov 2013 Watch/Listen Again
Alfredo Saad-Filho willl examine the recent protest movements in BrazilMore details
Rethinking finance for development in the light of the global financial crisis10 Apr 2013 Watch/Listen Again
Stephany Griffith-Jones explores how development finance needs to evolve in response to the ongoing global financial crisis.More details
Localizing Development: Does Participation Work?20 Mar 2013
World Bank Lead Economists, Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao examine the effectiveness of donor-led efforts to promote local participatory developmentMore details
New Religious Practices and Politics in Contemporary India27 Feb 2013 Watch/Listen Again
Dr Nandini Gooptu, Head of International Development at Oxford University gives Sussex Development lecture.More details
Perspectives on the Post-2015 Development Agenda20 Feb 2013 Watch/Listen Again
Richard Morgan from Unicef provides an insight into his work on the post 2015 agenda and what replaces the Millennium Development GoalsMore details
Building health workforce capacity for scaling up nutrition in high burden countries30 Jan 2013
Dr Paul Amuna, Principal Lecturer/Programme Leader, MSc Nutritional Science, Greenwich University to give Sussex Development LectureMore details
Why study development?06 Dec 2012
Laurie Lee from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation asks why study development at this Sussex Development Lecture. Lecture followed by drinks reception. All welcomeMore details
Hans Singer Memorial Lecture14 Nov 2012 Watch/Listen Again
Join us for the Hans Singer Memorial Lecture given by Professor Jan Pronk, former Minister of Development Cooperation in the Netherlands and Deputy General Secretary, UNCTAD.More details