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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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The role of evidence in a changing world

21 Nov 2017

What hope is there for evidence-based policies amid all the talk of post-truth politics, fake news and alternative facts?

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The Struggle for Development

15 Nov 2017 Watch/Listen Again

In this talk Prof Benjamin Selwyn launches his book The Struggle for Development. He introduces the concept of labour-led development to illuminate, theoretically and empirically, ways in which the poor can be masters of their own development.

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The Bio-politics of Ethno-nationalism: Drugs, Vigilantes and Communal Conflict in Myanmar

13 Nov 2017

Myanmar's protracted ethnic conflict is commonly understood as the contestation between an ethnocratic state and ethnic minorities. This misses the worrying trend that is the mounting communal violence between and within ethnic minority communities. Based on long-term field research in Kachin State, this seminar uses the case of a Kachin vigilante militia to explore this kaleidoscope of fragmented ethnic conflict.

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Decolonising Gender and Development

09 Nov 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Andrea Cornwall, Professor of Anthropology and International Development and head of the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, will deliver this Sussex Development Lecture on Decolonising Development.

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Nimble Fingers, Reproductive Bargains, Biased Budgets, Feminist Alternatives

08 Nov 2017 Watch/Listen Again

In this seminar, renowned feminists, Ruth Pearson and Diane Elson, will outline key issues relating to their work on Gender Justice in the global economy.

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Rigour for Complexity: An Invitation to Explore

31 Oct 2017

Starting with definitions of terms, this seminar will contrast two paradigms for learning and acting: a neo-Newtonian paradigm more fitting for standardised and predictable physical things and a complexity paradigm more fitting for diverse, emergent and unpredictable people and social processes.

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Misunderstanding Modernity: The Social Scientific Neglect of Colonialism

26 Oct 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra will address our commonly held misunderstandings of modernity and discuss how an adequate address of colonialism would require us to rethink our standard assumptions of the modern world and disciplinary responses to it.

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Is it Possible to Reconcile Power with Ethics in Development Relationships?

25 Oct 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Drawing from American pragmatism tradition and contemporary researches on power (including the power cube), this seminar aims to present how John’s Dewey transactional conception of power allows us to reconcile it with ethics.

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Social and Institutional Origins of Political Islam

23 Oct 2017

In the second Conversations about Conflict & Violence Series, Dr Ketchley discusses the conditions under which the first Islamic movements organised and what institutional contexts facilitated such mobilsation.

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Precarious Prospects: Oil in Northern Kenya

19 Oct 2017

An exhibition of photographs on oil and development in Kenya’s remote Turkana County. 

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