IDD Guest Seminar Series 2017/18

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

Why We Lie About Aid
Description
Speaker: 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

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

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