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We organise a wide range of events, and are proud to support the annual International Development and Innovation Seminar Series. You can view previous Seminars on our webinar page.

IKD seminar series: Digital Silk Road - Digital Roads of Kazakhstan: Technological Lock-ins and Local Agency

Wed, 6 December 2023, 12:30 to 14:00

MS Teams

Much of the discourse on US-China tech decoupling has centered on trade and geostrategic analysis, while often overlooking ground-level realities of countries in the Global South, their positioning within the global technological landscape, and their strategic digital choices. To bridge this gap, in this presentation we discuss how Kazakhstan is (re)shaping its own digital eco-system while balancing historical legacies and challenging geopolitical constraints.

Two Stage - Call for papers

Fri, 15 December 2023, 10:00 to 15:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

Based at The Open University, REDEFINE is delighted announce this two-stage call for papers, entitled Infrastructure failure.

IKD seminar series: When is industry ‘sustainable’? The economics of institutional variety in a pandemic

Wed, 17 January 2024, 12:30 to 14:00

Teams - Link to follow

Speaker: Smita Srinivas (Visiting Professor at The Open University)

Chair: Dinar Kale (Professor of Innovation & Development at The Open University)

Contact us

To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502