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How Change Happens

29 Sep 2016 Live Streaming

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

31 Oct 2016

Alex Armand will be discussing his latest research at the fourth "Conversations about Conflict and Violence" being held this term. He presents work-in-progress from 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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Emancipatory Transformations: Engaging Radical Democracy in Kurdistan

03 Nov 2016 until 04 Nov 2016

The Transformations series, co-organised by the New Weather Institute and the STEPS Centre, aim to change the conversation about transition in the UK. Through informed public discussion and engagement we will gather opinions, capture outcomes and stimulate debate about how to facilitate the speed and scale of the transition.

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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

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Who is the digital revolution for?

28 Sep 2016

A panel discussion at the Brighton Digital Festival on how society and digital technology can shape each other for the common good.

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Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016

22 Sep 2016

Launch event for The World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World co-directed by Melissa Leach and John Gaventa.

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Towards a Class-Based Approach to Global Energy Transition

20 Sep 2016

STEPS Seminar by Kolya Abramsky on the class relations behind the energy sector, in an era of slogans around 'energy justice' and 'energy democracy'. Abramsky will also explore why the question of 'energy transition' is a central axis of class struggle, and the uncertainty around the possible outcomes of this struggle.

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From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development

15 Sep 2016 until 16 Sep 2016

A milestone learning event to celebrate 20 years of the Eldis project.

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The UK and the BRICS – Forging Global Partnerships for the Future

13 Sep 2016

This timely event will discuss 'how can the UK and the BRICS work to forge a new set of mutually beneficial partnerships that help contribute to a safer, more inclusive and prosperous world?' with new analysis from the forthcoming publication 'The BRICS in International Development.' 

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Reclaiming our power. Gender and knowledges: a feminist approach to new technologies

09 Sep 2016

Join us at AWID2016 to debate how technologies are enabling women to express their voices and moblise.

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What is politics?

09 Sep 2016

STEPS Centre Seminar with Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, on changes in how critical politics are studied and perceived. She will show that capacity for engaging in a critical politics is permanent and broadly distributed, but its expression is often interrupted.

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Building gender-just social movements: stories of success and routes for transformation

09 Sep 2016

An interactive session at the 2016 AWID Forum where we'll encourage a debate and lesson sharing on ways for fully integrating gender justice within the activism agenda.

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The end of cheap food and what it means for development

09 Sep 2016

Launch event - Oxfam GB/IDS report: 'Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care after the Global Food Crisis'.

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Report Launch: Domestic Violence in Ghana

17 Aug 2016

This one-day event will see the launch of a major new research report entitled Domestic Violence in Ghana: Incidence, Attitudes, Determinants and Consequences.

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