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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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Why Is Development So Straight?

21 Jul 2009

A one-day workshop bringing together practitioners, policy makers, activists, and academics.

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Sustainable Livelihoods and Pro-Poor Market Development

21 Jul 2009 As part of the IDS Livelihoods Network ESRC seminar series, the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bath is hosting a seminar bringing together academics, practitioners and policy-makers to explore the links between Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) and recent approaches to pro-poor market development. More details

Dangerous Ideas in Development 'Beyond Toxic Shock: Narcotics as a Development Resource?'

08 Jul 2009

Speakers: Professor Mick Moore, IDS, and Mike Trace, chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium
Chair: David Borrow MP, chair of the APPG Debt, Aid and Trade
To reserve a place RSVP to Charlie Matthews:

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Strange Bedfellows? Sex and International Development

01 Jul 2009

Committee Room 19, Palace of Westminster with speakers: Susie Jolly, IDS; Xiaopei He, Pink Space, Sexuality Research Centre, Beijing; Ruth Morgan Thomas, Global Network of Sex Workers/Paulo Longo Research Initiative; and Felicity Daly, Interact Worldwide.

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After 2015: Promoting pro-poor policy after the MDGs

23 Jun 2009 What happens when we no longer have the MDGs? How will we promote pro-poor policy after 2015?
Just some of the questions to be answered at this high level policy forum in Brussels. More details

Exploring the meaning of university service-learning: A Phenomenological Reflective Inquiry

22 Jun 2009

Speaker: Hannah Soong, PhD Student at the University of Southern Australia's School of Education
IDS room 127. All welcome

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Women’s Empowerment and Development: Meanings, Manifestations, and Contestations

19 Jun 2009 until 20 Jun 2009 IDS MA Gender and Development 2009 invite students of development studies from UK and other institutions to a two-day student-run conference. More details

Farmer First Revisited Book Release & Panel Discussion

16 Jun 2009 Farmer First Revisited Book Release & Panel Discussion
CGIAR's Science Forum 2009 at Wageningen University
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Promoting Knowledge Generation through Intellectual property in Late Development

16 Jun 2009 Speaker: Dr Padmashree Gehl Sampath, United Nations University
IDS room 221. All welcome. More details

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