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November 28, 2019

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LIDC Research Seminar: ‘How do you get to be a citizen?’

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

In 2016, former UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, stated: “If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word ‘citizenship’ means.” In 2019, issues of migration, nationality and citizenship affect access to rights and play a vital role in the world of global development. In our November Research Seminar, we'll explore what it means to be a citizen. The LIDC Research Seminar Series provides a platform for researchers to…

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Plastics in the food system: Human health, economic & environmental impacts

November 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM

About Amid increasing public awareness of the potentially harmful impacts of plastics, global production of this remarkable and ubiquitous material has doubled in the last two decades to over 380 million tonnes per year. But how much do we actually know about the impacts of food system plastics? This systematic scoping review characterises food system literature from ‘farm to flush’, examining the extent (volume of research), range (variety of exposure-outcome relationships) and nature (study characteristics) of evidence pertaining to both…

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LIDC – City Careers Speed Networking Night

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DLG08, Rhind Building

This event is an opportunity for students to learn from development professionals about options and career paths in the sector. Taking place at City, University of London and organised by LIDC and City, this will be a highly interactive event. On a table – by – table rotation, students will be able to sit with international development professionals and hear about their career experiences and top tips for success. There will also be time for mingling afterwards. Speakers Dr Iris…

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How can we solve the global migration crisis?

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM

About this Event Since an influx of refugees from Syria and other countries in the Middle East and Africa to the European Union dominated global headlines in 2015, the question of how best to deal with migrants and asylum seekers has dominated continental politics. While there are fewer migrants arriving illegally in the region, anti-migration political rhetoric has increased, emboldening hardliners such as Hungary’s Viktor Orban. However conversations around migration tend not to be informed by evidence about the real…

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October 30, 2019


Higher Education for and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UCL Institute of Education, Elvin Hall

Speaker Prof Tristan McCowan (UCL) Discussants Dr Emilie Souyri (Université Côte d'Azur); Alex Wright (Association of Commonwealth Universities); Dr Laila Kadiwal (UCL) and Dr Stuart Tannock (UCL) Chair Prof Elaine Unterhalter (UCL) Seminar Overview In this CEID seminar, Professor Tristan McCowan will launch his new book ‘Higher education for and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). After an outline of the book, there will be responses from academics and practitioners working in the field of international education, followed…

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Funding Landscape for AMR Research

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October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM

Between 2016-2022, UK funders have committed £464.4m towards international development research to tackle AMR globally, through more than 25 strategic initiatives. This seminar will provide a high-level overview of UK commitments and major UK-funded initiatives in international development research on AMR, UK and global coordination mechanisms on AMR research, and summarise strategic research gaps to address in the future as identified in the recently released UKCDR report. We will then provide a summary of current and upcoming research opportunities on AMR…

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3ie – LIDC Seminar: Making data reusable: lessons from replications of impact evaluations

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October 9 @ 12:45 am - 2:00 pm
Room 3a, 3rd Floor, Student Central, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

In recent years, efforts to replicate the findings in scientific studies indicate that many results cannot be verified. In other words, reported findings cannot be reproduced using the original dataset and analysis code. The ‘replication crisis’ (as it has come to be known) appears to be a cross-disciplinary challenge. While this has led to a call for more replications, in practice there are few incentives for doing so. In the international development sector, there is an emphasis on developing interventions…

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September 30, 2019

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Brazil’s Struggle to Eradicate Non-Communicable Diseases

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

September's LIDC Research Seminar is entitled 'Brazil’s Struggle to Eradicate Non-Communicable Diseases: Junk Food Industry Power, Political Interests, and Civil Societal Response.' Dr. Eduardo J. Gómez, Senior Lecturer, King's College London, will discuss Brazil’s ongoing efforts to respond effectively to the challenge of obesity and type-2 diabetes in the country. This seminar focuses on the various political and social strategies that junk food industries have taken to hamper the government’s ability to introduce effective regulatory policies and safeguard the country’s…

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Does promoting citizen engagement in the governance of public services improve development outcomes?

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room LG9, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT

Speaker: Ada Sonnenfeld, Evaluation specialist, 3ie   There is a lot of emphasis by donors on improving governance in public service delivery, in order to improve development effectiveness. Bottom-up approaches aim to engage citizens in the design and delivery of public services and institutions through increasing opportunities for participation, inclusion, transparency and accountability (PITA). Evidence from prominent single studies, implemented in particular contexts, has suggested that bottom-up approaches to involve citizens in governance of public services are not effective strategies.…

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Applying a Decolonial Lens to Research Structures, Norms and Practices

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September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SOAS University of London

A CONVERSATION AT SOAS FOR FUNDING BODIES IN THE UK, RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT STAFF AND RESEARCHERS FROM UNIVERSITIES IN THE UK AND GLOBALLY About this Event In recent years, ethnocentric and racialised paradigms in knowledge production and asymmetries in higher education have been profoundly challenged, reflecting on movements to decolonise curricula, pedagogy and admission standards in higher education institutions. SOAS has been at the forefront of this effort, as exemplified in the establishment of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group to provide…

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