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"Saviours" or "Bystanders"? Framing the "International Community" in the Responsibility to Protect

26 Feb 2018

POSTPONED - new seminar date to be advertised soon

This seminar will argue that the responsibility to protect is not fit for purpose.

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Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Divide

08 Mar 2018

How can humanitarian aid workers and development actors work better together to achieve the SDGs, in a context of increasingly protracted conflicts, fragile states, environmental disasters and disease outbreaks?

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Beyond the traditional humanitarian aid model

15 Mar 2018

In this lecture, Professor Thea Hillhorst will discuss the traditional humanitarian aid model versus the resilience model and the conflicting images they evoke about crises, local institutions and the recipients of aid.

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International conference: 'Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World'

17 Mar 2018 until 18 Mar 2018

International Conference organised by The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) focuses on understanding the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings across the world, as well as the forms of resistance occurring and the alternatives being built.

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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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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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Rethinking State and Society in China - Gordon White Lecture

18 Apr 2018

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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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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Humanitarianism under stress – meeting the challenge, strengthening the architecture and reviving the rules

26 Apr 2018

The international humanitarian system plays a critical role in development – but the system is operating under unprecedented stress. Armed conflict, climate risk, and insecurity have contributed to record levels of displacement.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability 2018

14 May 2018 until 25 May 2018

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.

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The Case for an Ethics of Care in Humanitarianism’s In-between Spaces

16 Oct 2017

Cathrine Brun reflects on some of humanitarianisms’ ethical blind spots that become particularly prominent in the inbetween spaces of long term displacement. She argues for the inclusion of a feminist ethics of care in order to expose some of the blind spots and set out the principles of an ethics of care for a more interdependent humanitarianism.

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Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Manchester and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

01 Oct 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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What is China's Belt and Road Initiative, and Why is East Africa in Focus?

28 Sep 2017

Three years since the launch of China's flagship outbound investment strategy, One Belt One Road (OBOR), many are left uncertain - what is OBOR and what exactly is China trying to achieve?

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What is China's Belt and Road Initiative, and Why is East Africa in Focus?

28 Sep 2017

Three years since the launch of China's flagship outbound investment strategy, One Belt One Road (OBOR), many are left uncertain - what is OBOR and what exactly is China trying to achieve?

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Labour Party Conference Fringe: Brighton and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

24 Sep 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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IDS Annual Lecture with Jayati Ghosh

24 Aug 2017 until 29 Aug 2017 More details

World Social Science Report 2016: Implications for development studies, EADI Nordic conference 2017

23 Aug 2017

Panel discussion drawing on the World Social Science Report: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World – Implications for Development Studies.

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Contributions from Developing Country Firms and their Interaction with Governments, EADI Nordic Conference 2017

21 Aug 2017

In this panel, Jodie Thorpe, Research Fellow and Business, Markets and the State Cluster Leader at the Institute of Development Studies, will be discussing her research on 'Beyond Growth: Understanding the Development Effectiveness of State-Business Relations'.

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The Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Financial Inclusion, EADI Nordic Conference 2017

21 Aug 2017

In this panel, Philip Mader, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies will be presenting his research on 'Digital Financial Inclusion And The Crusade Against Cash: Empowerment Or Disempowerment For The Poor?'. This research relates to his recent paper 'Card Crusaders, Cash Infidels and the Holy Grails of Digital Financial Inclusion'.

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Taxation and Transparency Short Course (Scholarships are available)

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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