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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Designing Effective Ways to Evaluate Impact

16 Jan 2017 until 20 Jan 2017

This five 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. In order to do this, we need 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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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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Reframing men and boys in policy for gender equality – Learning Lab

20 Jul 2016

Join us for a free Webinar on engaging men and boys in policy for gender equality on 20 July. 

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Transforming Nutrition; Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2016

11 Jul 2016 until 15 Jul 2016

Applications are now open for this 5 day course, designed for both for policy makers and practitioners. The course will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it.

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IDS Annual Lecture with James Ferguson

05 Jul 2016

Professor James Ferguson from Stanford University will deliver the inaugural IDS Annual Lecture titled 'Not Working: Rethinking Production and Distribution in the Jobless City'.

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States, Markets and Society - IDS 50th Conference

05 Jul 2016 until 06 Jul 2016

IDS 50th anniversary conference over two days in July 2016 on ‘States, markets and society in a reconfigured world: Defining a new era for development'.

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The realization of One Belt One Road?

01 Jul 2016

The Chinese One Belt One Road (OBOR) project was initiated by President Xi Jinping in March 2015. It aims to connect East Asia and Europe via a Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The ultimate goal is to facilitate trade and investment in Eurasia and promote economic growth.

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Book launch: India's Approach to Development Cooperation

29 Jun 2016

With opening remarks from Ambassador Shyam Saran, former India Foreign Secretary.

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2016

27 Jun 2016 until 30 Jun 2016

This course is open to a wide audience of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection. It aims to provide a platform for strengthening conceptual grounding and for engagement in critical debate about knowledge, practice and evidence on social protection.

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Can documentaries help us tell a different story about global development?

22 Jun 2016

This seminar, jointly hosted by IDS and the International Broadcasting Trust will explore these opportunities and challenges from the perspectives of film makers, researchers and NGOs.

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Reimagining development in Least Developed Countries: what role for the SDGs?

13 Jun 2016

Could the Sustainable Development Goals open up a political space to rethink development and promote innovation in the world's poorest countries?

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