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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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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:45 to 13:45

This LSHTM event presents findings from a series of linked studies, including a longitudinal tuberculin skin-test (TST) study of pre-school children in an area under demographic surveillance, and a household contact study of smear-positive tuberculosis cases. Estimates of the average annual risk of M.tb infection (ARTI) in this population of young BCG-vaccinated children varied widely depending on the method used to estimate infection prevalence.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00

This LSHTM event explores the development of GFP in Leishmania spp, to identify strategies the parasite imposes on the human host.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

The Centre for Food Policy’s monthly Food Thinkers series aims to advance the thinking and practice of integrated approaches to food policy. For the September 2017 Food Thinkers we are honoured to have with us two visitors from Australia and New Zealand who are are exploring integrated approaches to improving nutrition globally.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00

This second TEDxLSHTM event will investigate the transmission of contagious ideas. The diffusion of solutions from the local to the global. The repurposing of knowledge from distinct fields and sectors. The transfer of information, inspiration and hope from one human being to the next.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 17:15 to 18:45

This LSHTM event provides insights into factors driving the scale-ability of community based care for other programmes such as HIV, NCDs and child development or nutrition. The event will involve overview talks and then a talk show panel and time for discussion from the audience.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

In her new book, Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS, Cheney argues that the misidentification of “orphans” as a category for development and humanitarian intervention has subsequently been misappropriated by many Western individuals and charitable organizations, resulting in an ‘orphan industrial complex’ that problematically commoditizes children as targets for charitable intervention—particularly in the global south.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:00

What are the causes of the growth in inequality and what are the potential responses? Where does higher education fit in? What part does it, and could it, play in increasing or reducing inequality?

Professor Roger Brown, a significant contributor to the field of higher education policy, research and practice as both a practitioner and thinker, will seek to answer these questions and stimulate debate on the topic.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00

This seminar will present findings from a multi-year study of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in three SSA countries: Kenya, Zambia and Malawi. The countries represent different degrees of agricultural dependencies on tobacco farming and domestic tobacco control policies. The research involved document analyses, key informant interviews, tobacco farmer surveys and focus groups, detailed economic costing of tobacco farming, and textual analyses of positions taken on tobacco control measures at the World Health Assembly and the World Trade Organization.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

On Wednesday 11th October the fourth debate of the LIDC & The Guardian Development Debate Series will take place at LSHTM. The debate will be looking at short term international volunteering and discussing whether it does more harm than good.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:30 to Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 17:00

For the last quarter of a century the Indian economy has been booming, and is predicted to become one of the two largest economies in the world by mid-century. But what does this growth mean for the people on whose land and labour it is based? Behind The Indian Boom travels across the country to meet its Dalits and Adivasis – its low caste and tribal communities – historically stigmatised as ‘untouchable’ and ‘wild’.