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IDD host FCO Africa Study Day

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The International Development Department (IDD) were pleased to host the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)'s Africa Study Day at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Date:
Friday 24th March 2017

IDD newsletter - Spring/Summer 2017

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Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of IDD's e-Newsletter, in a new format.
Date:
Friday 17th March 2017

South Sudan's famine is the fallout from a spiralling ethnic war

South Sudan's famine is the fallout from a spiralling ethnic war
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. One of the worst humanitarian disasters in decades is well underway in East Africa.
Date:
Thursday 16th March 2017

Thinking about women and girls makes development work better for everyone

Thinking about women and girls makes development work better for everyone
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Written by Professor David Hudson, Birmingham Professorial Research Fellow in Politics and Development. Western countries are wising up to the fact that you have to deal with how the world is, not how you want it to be.
Date:
Thursday 16th March 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
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Speaker: Ellie Gore, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Thursday 9th March 2017

Calling for Expression of Interest - Marie Sklodowska Curie European Fellowships

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Expressions of interest sought for potential Marie Curie European Fellowship in the governance of renewable natural resources in developing countries, working with Dr Fiona Nunan. Deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 27 April 2017.
Date:
Wednesday 8th March 2017

New British Academy role

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IDD is delighted to announce that Professor Jackson has been appointed Programme Director for 18 months, to oversee the commissioning and work of social science research that contributes towards achieving the SDGs.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

New books from IDD staff

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We're pleased to note that two edited books are published by Routledge in February/March by IDD staff: Making Climate Compatible Development Happen by Fiona Nunan (ed.) and Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development Nick Lemay-Hébert and Rosa Freedman (eds.).
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

IDD is delighted to welcome new staff!

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IDD is delighted to welcome six new staff members: Professor Nic Cheeseman, Professor David Hudson, Dr Niheer Dasandi, Dr Mary Menton, Dr Susan Dodsworth.and Dr Rosita Armytage.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

New research awards

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IDD has secured four new research awards since the end of 2016 in natural resource governance, corruption, census politics and democracy.
Date:
Monday 27th February 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
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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
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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

Islands of integrity: funding award for IDD corruption research

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IDD research on how to effectively fight corruption has won funding from the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, part of the UK government's £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund.
Date:
Monday 30th January 2017

Professor Cheeseman discusses the prospects for African democracy in 2017

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Birmingham's new Professor of Democracy, Nic Cheeseman, has set out his vision of democracy in Africa in 2017 with the BBC, Washington Post and Royal African Society.
Date:
Monday 16th January 2017

IDD PhD student wins University's Images of Research 2016/17

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Louis Francis Monroy Santander, Postgraduate Researcher in the International Development department won first place in the 2016/17 Images of Research with a photograph entitled "Resistance to international peace-building: the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina".
Date:
Friday 9th December 2016

IDD at the forefront of international change: The UN Secretary-General apologises to the victims of cholera in Haiti

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On 01 December 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General has announced a new approach to cholera in Haiti, including compensation to communities and families of victims. The UN Secretary-General has also apologised for what happened and asked forgiveness from Haitian victims, in Creole, French and English. Cholera has been introduced in 2010 by UN peacekeepers, and has killed at least 9,200 people and infected more than 800,000. The University of Birmingham has been active in lobbying for a new UN approach regarding the compensation of the victims of cholera in Haiti.
Date:
Friday 9th December 2016

Festival of Social Science - Voices of Refuge: Connecting People through the Stories We Tell

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This ESRC Festival of Social Science event on Friday 11 November 2016 – combining a screening of the film "The Bridge" by two refugee filmmakers in Calais with the presentation of a photography project about Calais and insights into the work of civil society initiatives and academics – will provide an opportunity to learn about and engage with different stories of migration and asylum that often remain untold in the media, but can help to emphasise what we have in common rather than what divides us.
Date:
Tuesday 1st November 2016

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China
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Written by Adrian Campbell. The decision to review Hinkley Point C was carried out in a way that quite unnecessarily put Britain's future relations with China in jeopardy.
Date:
Wednesday 21st September 2016

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2015-16

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Welcome to IDD's 2015-16 Annual Report.
Date:
Tuesday 13th September 2016
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