Guest Seminar Series 2013/14

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.

Podcasts

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

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict
Description
Dr Harry Verhoeven of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Presented his new book (with Philip Roessler) about the outbreak of the Congo War: "Why Comrades go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict" (Hurst and OUP: 2016).
Date:
Wednesday 24th May 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Responsibility and Its Avoidance: Essays in Public Management and Governance

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Responsibility and Its Avoidance: Essays in Public Management and Governance
Description
Speaker: Dr Donald Curtis, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd May 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

IDD Guest seminar podcast: 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

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Elites, peasants and soldiers: The war for national identity in the Angolan Central Highlands

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Elites, peasants and soldiers: The war for national identity in the Angolan Central Highlands
Description
Speaker: Dr Justin Pearce, University of Cambridge.
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Burundian army's identity crisis: From post-conflict to peacekeeping army and back again

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Burundian army's identity crisis: From post-conflict to peacekeeping army and back again
Description
Speaker: Dr Nina Wilén (Université libre de Bruxelles).
Date:
Thursday 17th December 2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Symbolic politics, legalism and implementation: The case of the new street vendors law in India

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Symbolic politics, legalism and implementation: The case of the new street vendors law in India
Description
Speaker: Dr Philip Amis (University of Birmingham).
Date:
Thursday 10th December 2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals: How did governance get into the SDGs and what does this mean?

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals: How did governance get into the SDGs and what does this mean?
Description
Speakers: Professor David Hulme (University of Manchester).
Date:
Monday 9th November 2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Transformative political leadership: Making a difference in the developing world

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Transformative political leadership: Making a difference in the developing world
Description
Speakers: Professor Robert Rotberg (Harvard University).
Date:
Monday 9th November 2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Poor people's politics: A structural political economy approach

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Poor people's politics: A structural political economy approach
Description
Speakers: Professor Caroline Hughes (University of Bradford), Dr Jane Hutchison (Murdoch University).
Date:
Monday 26th October 2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Power In-Between: Youth's Subaltern Agency and the Post-Conflict Everyday

Description
Speaker: Dr Sukaynya Podder, Department of Management and Security, Cranfield University.
Date:
Thursday 13th March 2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Risks of African Military Capacity Building: Lessons From Rwanda

Description
Speaker: Dr Danielle Beswick (IDD, University of Birmingham).
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania

Description
Speaker: Dr Andrew Coulson, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 12th February 2014

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