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Engendering Development in the Global South

24 May 2023

On 24th May 2023 Dr Ece Kocabıçak, a Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University, was joined by Dr Anjana Thampi (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Dr Irene Selwaness (Associate Professor at Cairo University) for this seminar.

Book Launch: Critical Approaches To Heritage For Development

10 May 2023

Book editors Dr Charlotte Cross (Senior Lecturer in International Development at The Open University) and Dr John Giblin (Keeper of Global Arts, Cultures and Design at National Museums Scotland) were joined on the 10th May 2023 by a number of the books contributors for this launch event

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How Did Migrant Health Care Workers Fare During Covid-19?

27 April 2023

Professor Nicola Yeates, Chair of Social Policy, School for Social Sciences and Global Studies was joined by colleagues from the Covid-19 and Migrant Health Workers: Risks and Responses project on the 27th April 2023

Financial Food Speculation and the Global Food Crisis

29 March 2023

Dr Sophie van Huellen, a Lecturer in Development Economics with the Global Development Institute (GDI) at the University of Manchester and a Research Associate with the Economics Department at SOAS University of London joined us on the 29th March 2023.

Seife Ayele

The governance of renewable electricity procurement by private suppliers in Ethiopia

7 December 2022

Seife Ayele is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK. He joined us on 7 December 2022 for this seminar.

Jessica Giles

A theological perspective on space law and technology

9 November 2022

Jessica Giles joined us from the Faculty of Business and Law at The Open University for this SRA IDII seminar on 9 November 2022

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Collaborative writing practices in crisis: the ethics of co-research and adaptation

21 October 2022

This seminar was held on Wednesday 19 October 2022 and explored new ways of thinking about ethics of inclusion and about ‘co-research’

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Book launch: The Political Economy of Patriarchy in the Global South

14 September 2022

We kicked off our 2022/2023 International Development and Innovation Seminar Series by celebrating a new book by the OU's Ece Kocabıçak

Mustafa Erdem Sakinç

Is Codetermination in Europe a barrier to excessive financialization?

15 June 2022

Mustafa Erdem Sakinç from Université Sorbonne Paris Nord joined us for our final seminar of the 2021/22 series on 15 June 2022

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The afterlife of industrial work

18 May 2022

Alessandra Mezzadri from SOAS discusses 'The afterlife of industrial work: Urban-to-rural labour transitions from the factory to the informal economy'

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