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Upcoming Events

LIDC runs a variety of events: academic workshops that aim to explore issues in depth and generate research proposals; conferences, seminars and lectures. Below you can find out more about our upcoming events and other development-related events organised by Bloomsbury Colleges.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 19:00

Across the globe, borders are once again being erected, entrenched, and enlarged in order to contain, as well as to subject to the perpetual surveillance apparatus, people considered threats to the integrity of the national and supra-national state

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

A number of social protection interventions, mainly in the form of cash transfers, have been implemented and evaluated over the last decade as part of the global HIV/AIDS response.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Join us for a special book launch event of "Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why", with Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar. The authors will discuss some of the key findings of their new book, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Introduction: Professor Peter Piot

After the talk, a book signing will take place in the South Courtyard

About the book:

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 14:00 to 18:00

Esther Leslie (Birkbeck College) and Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway) introduce their recent and forthcoming books for Reaktion on Liquid Crystals and Ice, respectively.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 16:00 to 19:00

The event will include a series of presentations on the epidemiology of Zika.


16:00  Welcome and opening remarks

Prof. Anne Mills, Deputy Director & Provost, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

Dr. Julia Knights, UK Government’s Director of Science and Innovation & Newton Fund in Brazil - British Embassy Brasília 

Dr. Maria Cecilia B. Cavalcante Vieira, Head of Science,Technology & Innovation and Education, Embassy of Brazil in London

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

The second largest economy and ‘the factory of the world’ China occupies a pivotal place in the global efforts to confront the environmental challenges. This takes on new currency as the current president of largest economy and the world’s only remaining superpower, Donald Trump, is sceptical of climate change and unwilling to take a leading role in the search for solutions.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00 to Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:00

Organised in partnership between Beijing Normal University and the UCL Institute of Education, this biennial event provides a dynamic international forum for sharing research and good practice in education.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Over the past two decades there have been important policy, case law and advocacy developments in relation to gender and international refugee law. To date however these have largely failed to reconfigure the ways in which the experiences of refugee and asylum seeking women are understood and represented. This is because gender has been brought to bear in asylum claims in ways that typically emphasise women as ‘victims’ of male violence rather than as holders of rights for whom access is negated by patriarchal institutions and structures.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:00

Every year the Bloomsbury Consortium awards PhD studentships for collaborative projects between the Colleges. On 12th June Bloomsbury studentship holders from a variety of disciplines will meet and present their work to one another and their supervisors.

Monday, July 24, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 11, 2017 (All day)

This course is designed for students, academics and practitioners interested in gaining knowledge on food, nutrition and health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The course will cover three areas: global food, nutrition and health-related challenges facing low and middle-income countries; key aspects of changing food systems and the politics of food; responses to hunger, malnutrition and poor health.