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LIDC-DTC Seminar Series: Children and International Development

08/02/2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker: Doug Bourn (Development Education Research Centre) & Karen Wells (Birkbeck)

Please note a change of speaker and title- this seminar of the LIDC-DTC series was previously titled’how can we engage school-children in global development issues?’

Join us for the third seminar in the ‘Understanding Development’ series, which will discuss ‘children and international development.’

Dr Douglas Bourn is director of the Development Education Research Centre, UCL IOE. His main areas of activity are managing and implementing a range of research programmes agreed with the Centre’s main funder, DFID, and supporting other academic staff in including the global dimension within their courses and the promotion of global perspectives within higher education. He is also course leader for the MA in development education.

Dr Karen Wellsis Programme Director for Children, Youth and International Development, and Reader in International Development and Childhood Studies. She holds a BA (Hons) African History and Religious Studies from SOAS, University of London, an Msc Comparative Government and a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. She is the author ofChildhood in a Global Perspective(Polity, 2009) and has published widely on children and visual culture.The focus of HERresearch is on how global processes and structures interact with practices of childhood in local contexts and how this dialectic between the global and the local impacts on children’s lives and on practices of childhood.

Who should attend?

The seminar is mandatory for students on the DTC International Development pathway. PhD and Masters students, interested in development, from both member and other colleges are also encouraged to attend. We also welcome LIDC members. Interested members of the public who wish to attend please contact Anjuli Borgonha.

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