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November 7, 2018

LIDC event

LIDC GCRF Networking Workshop

07/11/2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lecture Theatre BO4, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Are you interested in learning more about the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and networking with like-minded researchers? Our GCRF Networking Workshop will help enhance your understanding of the GCRF’ and its place within the UK’s international development research landscape. You can also connect with current grant holders and funders. The event will comprise a panel session and interactive Q&A with figures at the heart of the UK international development research landscape as well as networking sessions with current GCRF…

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IoE, Partner event

Mechanisms of adopting and reformulating comprehensive sexuality education policy in Ethiopia – CEID Visiting Scholar Seminar

15/11/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 739, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Abstract: Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is gaining popularity globally, and UNESCO (2015) reports that almost all countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have adopted a policy to promote CSE. However, CSE is contested in many contexts, including in Ethiopia – a late adopter of the policy. This seminar presents analysis of the policy adoption and reformulation of CSE in Ethiopia. It highlights how networking strategies have led to CSE being increasingly embraced by the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. However,…

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Partner event, SOAS

The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism

20/11/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS

In 1927, the leading Austrian School neoliberal thinker Ludwig von Mises published a scathing attack on European colonial imperialism, which he described as antithetical to all the principles of liberalism. Tracing modern imperialism to the 1870s, Mises argued that the basic idea of colonial policy in this period was to take advantage of the superior weaponry of “the white race” to subjugate, rob and enslave weaker peoples. Yet, even as he criticised colonial imperialism, Mises argued that the British Empire…

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CEDIL

INTERVENTION TO FOSTER EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND SCALABILITY

28/11/2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Jerry Morris B, LSHTM

About the lecture Early Childhood Interventions have recently received much attention.  The consensus is that ECD interventions can ‘work’ and be very effective and important.  The new challenges, however,  are: (i) understand how interventions work and how they obtain the observed effects, through which channels, at what age, and so on. Following this, (ii) how to scale up effective interventions. The answer to the second question is related to the answer of the first.  Orazio will present some concrete examples…

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December 4, 2018

Partner event, SOAS

Power, Politics, and Profit: The History of Food Aid in Conflict and Protracted Crisis

04/12/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS

Food aid, and its withdrawal, has been used for a range of objectives: to support or undermine states or political movements, to save lives and support livelihoods, and to encourage self-reliance and – presently – resilience. In situations of conflict, states and leaders have diverted food aid to gain resources and authority or restricted it as part of counter-insurgency tactics. In the longer term, it becomes part of a country’s political economy. In this talk, Susanne Jaspars, launches her book…

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LIDC event

LIDC Development Debate with Lucy Lamble, Executive Editor of the Guardian’s Global Development Desk

11/12/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM

About the event: In late 2017, the #MeToo movement zoomed into the public consciousness, impacting sectors from finance to higher education. Earlier this year, a raft of sexual harassment and abuse allegations hit international development NGOs, Oxfam, Save the Children, and the ONE Campaign. These led to dismissals and lost government contracts. Since then, DFID hosted a Safeguarding Summit in which International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, galvanised 500+ delegates from across the international aid community to sign up to standards…

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January 9, 2019

IoE

Critical thinking in African higher education: findings from a three country research study

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 804, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

In this CEID Research in Focus dissemination event, findings from the Pedagogies for Critical Thinking: Innovation and Outcomes in African Higher Education research project will be presented by Professor Tristan McCowan (Principal Investigator), Dr Rebecca Schendel (Principal Investigator) and Dr Caine Rolleston (Co-Investigator), and the project’s in country research leaders: Professor Richard Tabulawa (Botswana), Dr Christine Adu-Yeboah (Ghana) and Dr Mary Omingo (Kenya). Registration is via Eventbrite here. Overview Although it is clear that infrastructural and financial challenges have been a key limiting factor affecting higher education’s potential…

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Partner event, SOAS

Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords Revisited

January 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS

Why should language matter to those who are doing development? Surely there are more urgent things to do than sit around mulling over semantics? But language does matter. Whether emptied of their original meaning, essentially vacuous or hotly contested. The language of development not only shapes our imagined worlds, but also justifies interventions in real people's lives. If development buzzwords conceal ideological differences or sloppy thinking, then the process of constructive deconstruction makes it possible to re-examine what have become…

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IoE

CEID Seminar: In service of dominant elites? Nation, Education, and Peacebuilding in Post (civil) War Tajikistan

January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 604, 20 Bedford Way, IOE

Speaker: Dr Laila Kadiwal, UCL Institute of Education Chair: Prof Moses Oketch, UCL Institute of Education Abstract: Following the cessation of the Soviet Union over two decades ago, Tajikistan grapples with ramifications of the civil war, global geopolitics, Soviet legacies and the revival of religious and ethnolinguistic identities – all of which influence identity formation and peacebuilding through contemporary discourses around education and development in Tajikistan. This seminar presents on the ways global and local political, economic, military, social and cultural agendas intersect…

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LIDC event

LIDC-SOAS Careers Networking Night: How to Get into International Development

corruption
January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Interested in a career in international development? Want the opportunity to discuss careers advice with recent graduates working in development? Keen to get an understanding of the different routes into development work? The London International Development Centre (LIDC)- SOAS Careers in International Development Networking Event is an opportunity for students to hear from development professionals about their experiences and to get a better idea of the options and career paths in the sector. Our development professionals are on hand to…

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