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China's Agricultural Investment in Africa and its Compliance with VGGT

31 May 2017

Since 2000, China has become increasingly involved in the African agricultural industry and this has widely provoked ardent discussion. The interview-based report primarily attempts to answer key questions.

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Book Launch: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policies in China

06 Jun 2017

Published in April 2017, the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China focuses on the environmental challenges of China’s rapidly growing economy and provides a comprehensive overview of the policies developed to address the environmental crisis.

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2017

12 Jun 2017 until 15 Jun 2017

This short 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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Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy

27 Jun 2017 until 29 Jun 2017

The third International Conference of the Global Research Forum (GRF) on Sustainable Production and Consumption, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.

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IDS Annual Lecture with Jayati Ghosh

04 Jul 2017

World renowned economist, Professor Jayati Ghosh will devlier this year's IDS Annual Lecture on ‘The complexities of success: Globalisation, inequality and economic insecurity in China and India’.

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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2017

17 Jul 2017 until 21 Jul 2017

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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Taxation and Transparency Short Course

08 Aug 2017 until 11 Aug 2017

This short course focuses on major dimensions of transparency in taxation and raises questions about the meanings and implications of transparency.

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Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change

11 Sep 2017 until 15 Sep 2017

This short course will enable participants to develop in-depth understanding and skills in the theory and practice of Participatory Video, as well as equip them to plan, prepare and run participatory video projects in their own settings.

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Why is Physical Violence Morally Wrong?

22 May 2017

Bob Brecher brings a philosophical lens to the issue of why physical violence is morally wrong, as well as whether it is always wrong or if are there circumstances in which it might be morally justifiable.

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General Election Hustings - Brighton Kemptown

17 May 2017

Ahead of the UK General Election, the University of Sussex, the Institute of Development Studies and the University of Sussex Students' Union co-host a hustings event for the Brighton Kemptown constituency.

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Promoting rational use of antibiotics in low and middle income countries

17 May 2017

?Inappropriate over use of antibiotics is a major contributor to increasing antimicrobial resistance, one of the most serious global public health problems existing today.

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STEPS Annual Lecture: Achim Steiner

15 May 2017

Achim Steiner, incoming Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will deliver this year's STEPS Annual Lecture, entitled: 'Doomed to Fail or Bound to Succeed? Sustainable Development and the Green Economy Agenda – Revisited'.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability

15 May 2017 until 26 May 2017

Annual two-week course for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers on pathways to sustainability, convened by the ESRC STEPS Centre. The course includes a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and interaction with STEPS Centre members.

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Legal Response to domestic murders: Analysis of High Court cases of honour killings in Turkey

12 May 2017

This seminar considers the issue of honour killings in Turkey with special attention to the legal responses to these crimes.

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Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil

10 May 2017 Watch/Listen Again

In this seminar, Ricardo Santos will explore the paper 'Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil'co-authored with Prof. Naila Kabeer of the Gender Institute, LSE, and Emeritus Fellow of IDS.

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The Reinvention of Land Reform in South Africa

10 May 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Speaker Ruth Hall is a professor at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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‘Building Kachin’: Everyday Youth Action in Kachin State of Myanmar

08 May 2017

In this seminar, Ja Htoi Pan Maran reflects on the political transition from the perspective of the people of Kachin state. The seminar will then present findings from a study on how young people in Kachin experience insecurity, and how they take different forms of social and political action in response to everyday challenges.

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The Geopolitics Behind Alternative Forms of Educational Provision in the Global South

04 May 2017

Dr Antoni Verger from the Autonomous University of Barcelona will deliver the final Sussex Development Lecture of the Spring 2017 term.

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