IDD Guest Seminar Series 2017/18

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

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

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Latest podcasts

Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa

Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa
Description
At this seminar event, Peace presents her research on the dynamics of violence during and after conflict and the efforts that state and non-state actors make to address this violence.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Insurgency and Ivory: The Geography of Armed Conflict and Elephant Poaching in Africa

Insurgency and Ivory: The Geography of Armed Conflict and Elephant Poaching in Africa
Description
How do armed conflicts influence crime? While previous studies have identified a mutually reinforcing "cycle" between armed conflict and crime, our knowledge about the precise conditions under which rebellion shapes criminal behaviour during conflict remains limited.
Date:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Reviewing the Evidence on the Integration of Politics into Development Practice

Reviewing the Evidence on the Integration of Politics into Development Practice
Description
At this seminar event, the author, Ed Laws, presented the main findings of the report.
Date:
Thursday 15th March 2018

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Applying the Aid Effectiveness Principles: Experiences from Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Applying the Aid Effectiveness Principles: Experiences from Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia
Description
Case study presented by Dr Caroline Upton, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leicester
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Conserving natures? Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) as innovation in Mongolian Rangelands

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Conserving natures? Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) as innovation in Mongolian Rangelands
Description
Case study presented by Dr Caroline Upton, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leicester
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis
Description
Matteo presented his most recent book published with Oxford University Press: "Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis".
Date:
Monday 15th January 2018

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Politicising Inequality: The Power of Ideas

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Politicising Inequality: The Power of Ideas
Description
Dr Alice Evans, Lecturer in International Development at King's College London researches inequality, social change and global production networks. Using ethnographic research from Latin America, her talk on "Politicising Inequality: The Power of Ideas" explores how social mobilisation can catalyse greater government commitment to socially inclusive economic growth.
Date:
Thursday 21st December 2017

Previous seminars:

2017

23rd November - International Humanitarian Aid Workers: The Case of Doctors from Cuba

16th November - Politicising Inequality: The Power of Ideas

2nd November - Perceptions of Peace Agreements and State Authority: Evidence from Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland

30th October - Let's Talk Terrorism Legislation

19th October - Eye Witness: Daily Life in the Rural West Bank

23rd May - Podcast: Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

11th May - Spatial Politics of the Refugee Crisis: Biopolitical Power and the Struggle over Public Space on Refugee Routes to the EU

27th April - Podcast: Responsibility and Its Avoidance: Essays in Public Management and Governance

22nd March - Reproducing Remoteness? States, Internationals and the Co-Constitution of Aid 'Bunkerization' in the East African Periphery

16th March - Breaking The Marble Ceiling: My Experience As A Fijian Woman In Politics

15th March - Podcast: The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

8th March - Podcast: From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana

23rd February - Aid and Development: National Interest or Common Interest?

2nd February - Podcast: Reconsidering 'Resource Wars': The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front

19th January - Podcast: How Change Happens

16th January - Africa in 2017: Prospects & Forecasts

12th January - Podcast: Politically Smart Support to Economic Development