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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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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

This paper is a preliminary report of recent fieldwork conducted in Vietnam over 2016 and 2017, exploring the political economy of Christianisation among the Hmong, through the lens of ‘development’.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:30

How is education to respond to the challenge of extremism? This is one of the most pressing questions facing societies today.

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 09:30 to Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 17:00

The Border Subjects / Global Hispanisms International Conference organised by Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS) brings together scholars, curators, filmmakers, writers, and post-graduate students from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, and the UK. To understand what we associate with contemporary forms of ‘globalization’ – be they economic, political or cultural.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

How does public transport work in an African city under neoliberalism? Who has the power to influence its changing shape over time? What does it mean to be a precarious and informal worker in the private minibuses that provide such transport in Dar es Salaam?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 18:15 to 19:45

The LIDC Careers in International Development Networking Event is an opportunity for students to hear from development professionals about their experiences and to get a better idea of the options and career paths in international development.This event has a peer-to-peer feel with all speakers having graduated within the last few years and will focus on different routes into development work from moving abroad and graduate training schemes, to setting up a social enterprise.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

This paper examines labour exploitation-- including its most severe forms, encompassed in the term forced labour-- in the global cocoa industry from the perspective of gender.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

The concept of ‘an evidence base’ has gained considerable purchase as a standard approach to today’s international aid policy and practice. The use of empirical data that are observable and measurable is meant to enhance rationality and de-politicisation in decision-making processes. It is widely embraced for audit culture and managerial accountability within development and humanitarian contexts.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 17:45 to 20:15

This lecture will consider whether the evidence for re-calibrating what we mean by a good diet and good food is an example of how there can be a yawning gap between what science suggests ought to be the case, and what the food system and people's eating habits can deliver.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

This talk uses rural unemployment and underemployment in southern Africa as a case for developing four propositions concerning the limits of re-distributive struggles