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Report from Rojava: Revolution at a Crossroads

31 May 2018

This free public event features panellists Lloyd Russell-Moyle (MP, Kemptown Brighton), Elif Sarican (Kurdistan Students Union UK), Simon Dubbins (UNITE the union) and Janet Biehl (writer and artist, translator of 'Revolution in Rojava' and 'Sara: My Whole Life Was a Struggle').

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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning

04 Jun 2018 until 08 Jun 2018

Professional short course that equips development planners and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design and improve M&E systems and move towards a participatory learning practice within projects, programmes and their organisations.

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Building sustainable food futures

04 Jun 2018

Sustainable food systems are a pressing and undisputed goal – but what barriers are preventing the vision from becoming a reality?

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Innovations for Universal Health Coverage - 2018

11 Jun 2018 until 12 Jun 2018

The Innovation for UHC Conclave at the GE Healthcare, Bangalore, India will bring together those who have been involved in the design and implementation of health care innovations, which have the potential to be taken to scale and transferred between regions and countries. 

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Should I trade or should I go (to war)? Lessons from the Second Intifada

11 Jun 2018

Do trade shocks affect conflict? The evidence on this question has so far focused mainly on commodity price shocks. This seminar moves beyond this focus and uses data from the entire export and import baskets to examine whether changes in Palestinian trade in the second half of the 1990s affected the intensity of the subsequent Palestinian uprising (‘second Intifada’).

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

18 Jun 2018 until 22 Jun 2018

Learn how to use participatory video to drive and mediate participatory and community-led change, in an ethical and contextualized way. 

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence

25 Jun 2018 until 28 Jun 2018

This course enables participants to expand their knowledge base of approaches to social protection, develop an understanding of the challenges in designing and implementing social protection programmes, and critically assess current evidence of what works in social protection.

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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

16 Jul 2018 until 20 Jul 2018

This professional development course equips development policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.  

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IDS Annual Lecture with Peter Piot

17 Jul 2018

Drawing on his more than 25 years of experience working on HIV/AIDS, Professor Peter Piot will discuss the interrelated relationship between HIV/AIDS and development. 

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Building effective public and civil society partnerships for teaching and research

10 Sep 2018 until 14 Sep 2018

Gain a rich understanding of the range of community, social and public engagement approaches and learn how to develop your organisation’s strategy in a way that more effectively responds to the needs of your locality.

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‘We are like slaves’: strict encampment policies and refugee economies in North-Western Tanzania

23 Apr 2018

As part of the Conversations about Conflict and Violence seminar series, this presentation will review the (early) findings of new fieldwork conducted in Nyarugusu, Mtendeli, and Nduta refugee camps in February 2018.

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The Humanitarian Border: Aid and Development as tools to prevent migration

19 Apr 2018

In recent years crisis thinking associated with international migration has motivated a political re-evaluation of well supported elements of the relationship between migration and development.

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Rethinking State and Society in China - Gordon White Lecture

18 Apr 2018 Watch/Listen Again

Professor Biao Xiang will deliver this lecture examining what Gordon White taught us in relation to examining social changes by the relation between the state and the society as two separate entities, particularly in China. 

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Simplexity2 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Complexity in Development

17 Apr 2018

This seminar is the fifth in a series that aims to share cutting edge thinking and research being done at IDS and the University of Sussex around how we practically capture and account for complexity across a variety of sustainable development contexts.

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Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Divide

12 Apr 2018

How can humanitarian aid workers and development actors work better together to achieve the SDGs?

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A post-imperial lens on displacement and development in the Middle East

22 Mar 2018

Imperial encounters with multiculturalism and ethnic diversity characterized the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires as well as the colonies that were ruled by European empires

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How can we improve the life choices for women in rural Africa? Side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women

20 Mar 2018

Chaired by Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director, Social Development Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, this side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women, will how host a panel of researchers and NGOs to propose policies ideas for improving life choices for women in rural Africa. 

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Securing the Cordon: Destruction and Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip

19 Mar 2018

In this presentation, Francesco Sebregondi argues that the recurrent wars in the Gaza Strip can no longer be understood as an abrupt interruption of an otherwise normal state of peace; rather, they describe a peak of intensity in an economy of violence that takes various forms: structural and explosive, fast and slow.

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