IDD Guest Seminar Series 2016/17

The International Development Department hosts a number of seminars throughout the Spring term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone. The full list of seminars is below.

Details: Thursdays, 16:30-18:00. Room 417, 4th floor, Muirhead Tower (unless otherwise stated).

For more information about the seminar series contact:
Dr Martin Ottmann (m.ottmann@bham.ac.uk)

Forthcoming seminars 

Responsibility and Its Avoidance: Essays in Public Management and Governance

Responsibility and Its Avoidance: Essays in Public Management and Governance

Date
Thursday 27th April 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, room 714
Description
Speaker: Dr Donald Curtis, University of Birmingham
Spatial Politics of the Refugee Crisis: Biopolitical Power and the Struggle over Public Space on Refugee Routes to the EU

Spatial Politics of the Refugee Crisis: Biopolitical Power and the Struggle over Public Space on Refugee Routes to the EU

Date
Thursday 11th May 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik, Aston University
Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Date
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 427
Description
Speaker: Dr Harry Verhoeven (Georgetown University Qatar).

Podcasts

The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania
Description
Speaker: Dan Paget, University of Oxford.
Date:
Thursday 27th April 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana

IDD Guest seminar podcast: From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana
Description
Speaker: Ellie Gore, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Thursday 9th March 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front
Description
Speaker: Dr Zoe Marks, University of Edinburgh.
Date:
Wednesday 8th February 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Politically Smart Support to Economic Development

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Politically Smart Support to Economic Development
Description
Speaker: Dr David Booth, Overseas Development Institute.
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: How Change Happens

IDD Guest seminar podcast: How Change Happens
Description
What works in achieving progressive change? How do power and systems shape change, and how can you influence them? Duncan Green, Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, discussed the themes of his new book How Change Happens.
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017

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