IDD Guest Seminar Series 2017/18 In 'Guest Seminar Series 2017/18' IDD Guest Seminar Series 2017/18Do Arabs Not Do Parties?Eye Witness: Daily Life in the Rural West BankFrom Thinking to Working Politically: Reviewing the Evidence on the Integration of Politics into Development PracticeGlobal Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in AfricaIDD Guest Seminar: Dr Caroline UptonIDD Guest Seminar: Dr Matteo RizzoIDD Guest Seminar: Professor Stephen BrownInsurgency and Ivory: The Geography of Armed Conflict and Elephant Poaching in AfricaInternational Humanitarian Aid Workers: The Case of Doctors from CubaLet's Talk Terrorism LegislationPerceptions of Peace Agreements and State Authority: Evidence from Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland'Political settlements and the search for feasible anti-corruption strategies'Politicising Inequality: The Power of Ideas Back to 'IDD Guest Seminar Series' The International Development Department hosts a number of seminars throughout which focuses on a number of different topics. Podcasts from the seminars are below. Seminar podcasts Why We Lie About Aid DescriptionSpeaker: Dr Pablo Yanguas (Honorary Research Fellow at University of Manchester and international development consultant)Date:Wednesday 10th October 2018 Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa DescriptionAt 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 DescriptionHow 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 DescriptionAt 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 DescriptionCase study presented by Dr Caroline Upton, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of LeicesterDate:Friday 23rd February 2018 IDD Guest seminar podcast: Conserving natures? Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) as innovation in Mongolian Rangelands DescriptionCase study presented by Dr Caroline Upton, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of LeicesterDate:Friday 23rd February 2018 IDD Guest seminar podcast: Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis DescriptionMatteo 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 DescriptionDr 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: 2016 8th December - Manufacturing power: The everyday politics of power in Pakistan24th November - Aid and development: National interest or common interest?10th November - The political economy of power-sharing27th October - The World Humanitarian Summit, 'One Humanity' and the iconography of childhood: Where does it leave humanitarianism?20th October - Preventing another Ebola and maintaining medical services in violent conflict: Challenges for non-state armed groups and 'hard to reach' populations11th May - Congo's environmental paradox: Potential and predation in a land of plenty9th March - Sport for Development and Peace: Critical insights from Kosovo and beyond11th February - Counting 'gender' in peacebuilding: Gender knowledge, data gaps and indicators21st January - Podcast: Elites, peasants and soldiers: The war for national identity in the Angolan Central Highlands14th January - NGOs in the emergency humanitarian intervention arena: 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' 2015 10th December - Podcast: The Burundian army's identity crisis: From post-conflict to peacekeeping army and back again3rd December - Podcast: Symbolic politics, legalism and implementation: The case of the new street vendors law in India26th November - Media, discussion and attitudes in fragile states6th November - Podcast: Transformative political leadership: Making a difference in the developing world22nd October - Podcast: Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals: How did governance get into the SDGs and what does this mean?1st October - Podcast: Poor people's politics: A structural political economy approach16th April - Podcast: To boldly go: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies19th March - Podcast: Policy integration and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest and agriculture5th March - Podcast: Succeeding to failure: Hybrid organizations and institutional complexity26th February - Podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China19th February - Podcast: Programming the poor for the global market5th February - Governance beyond government: Transnational private regulation and the garments trade22nd January - Podcast: Local governance in the Commonwealth: Existing practices and emerging trends15th January - Podcast: The world of our unmaking: Rethinking peacebuilding intentions, events and consequences 2014 9th December - Podcast: From the inside: A development academic's reflections on three years at the World Bank4th December - Podcast: Using aid as a sanctioning device: The case of budget support suspensions?12th November - Podcast: The Green State in Africa: Environmental politics, climate change and social movements27th October - Podcast: Researching change and continuity in rural Ethiopia: 20 villages over 20 years – the WIDE research project9th October - Podcast: Hearing Local Voices in Peacebuilding6th March - (Podcast) The Power in-between: Youth's subaltern agency and the post-conflict everyday27th February - (Podcast) The risks of African military capacity building: Lessons from Rwanda20th February - Disarmament, Demobilisation, Reintegration: How not to do it!11th February - (Podcast) Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania23rd January - (Podcast) The Spread of the Birmingham Mafia: The Development of In-Country Programmes 2013 11th December - Hiding in Plain Sight: Drone Culture or Sensing Africa Remotely5th December - Green States in Africa28th November - (Podcast) The Development of Development: A Personal View15th November - Taking politics seriously: from development to social justice?7th November - Political Governance in Post-Genocide Rwanda24th October - (Podcast) Revisiting the Inequality and Conflict Nexus17th October - (Podcast) Addressing Tough Challenges in State-building One Step at a Time 2012 29th November - The Institutional Sources of State Building in Ethnically Diverse Societies22nd November - The Politics of Decentralization and Urban Service Delivery in African Cities15th November - Corruption and stabilisation: Donors' anti-corruption efforts in fragile states8th November - 'Child' headed households in Rwanda: challenges and progress-an 18 year journey25th October - South-South Development Cooperation: evaluating 'win-win' discourses and the virtue of reciprocity18th October - Service Delivery, Governance, and State-Building: Post-conflict Transition Challenges11th October - (Re)building fragile, post conflict states: evolution, dilemmas and the role of research4th October - The Intervention into Libya in 2011: a Setback for the R2P and International Peace and Security?