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Decolonisation and Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa: The Case of Rhodes University

23 Nov 2017

Professor Robert van Niekerk from Rhodes University will deliver this Sussex Developement Lecture on Decolonistion and Transformation of Higher Education in South Africa.

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On Babies and Bathwater: Decolonising International Development Studies

07 Dec 2017

In this Sussex Development Lecture, Dr. Rutazibwa offers a conversation between personal experiences, reflections and decolonial scholarship to reflect on the fundamental, practical, institutional and epistemological implications of recognising the coloniality in the international development project.

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Development Economics for Non-Economists

15 Jan 2018 until 19 Jan 2018

This unique course offers a stimulating, interactive, and entertaining introduction to the world of development economics.

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Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

This course equips policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively integrate disaster risk reduction with adaptation to climate change, in the context of development and poverty reduction.

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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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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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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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The Turn to Resilience in Humanitarian Aid

05 Jun 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Although some aspects of aid never seem to change, the author maintains that we are currently experiencing a significant turn in humanitarian aid. Whereas some changes are enabled by technological innovations, such as the use of digital payment systems or drones.

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General Election Hustings - Brighton Pavilion

02 Jun 2017

The University of Sussex, the Institute of Development Studies and the University of Sussex Students' Union co-host a 'Question Time' style event with the Brighton Pavilion candidates standing for election on 8 June. 

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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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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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