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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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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:00 to 14:30

The Convention of the Rights of the Child includes the right of every child to survive and thrive or to be supported to reach their best developmental potential. Within the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030), this is recognised through goal 4 and several other goals which aim to ensure that all children have access to ‘good-quality’ early child development. What does this mean for child health research, policy and programming in the SDG era?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Surgery in times of war ranges from the best that trauma can offer for example camp bastion in Afghanistan to the worst, such as the final throes of Aleppo in December 2016. David Nott has experienced the full gamut of these environments and sheds light on the teaching and training of doctors both hands on and remotely.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

Helping has fallen into disrespect. The discussion about humanitarian reason has shown how help, aid and charity establish fundamentally asymmetrical relations between helpers and recipients of help and fixes the latter in their identity as victims in need, rather than as agents of their fate. Moreover, charity has been analysed to operate at the level of symptoms, and thereby to invisibles the structural causes of suffering. By abstracting suffering from the political relations that produce it, charity depoliticises. Professor Eckert will explore the emergence of the politics of help through the pro-refugee initiatives that emerged around 2015 in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

Please join us to hear Melanie Walker present some of her latest research. The paper will be followed by time for questions and discussion. The paper offers a conceptual framing and alternative logic to think about the public good of higher education, specifically in relation to South African universities at this historical conjuncture, while acknowledging that any such approach will come up against a neoliberal logic, global pressures and interpretations which may be more or less enabling or constraining.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00

This seminar is part of the 3ie-LIDC seminar series ‘What works in international development’ and presents the results of a systematic review to assess whether certification schemes work for the well being of agricultural producers and workers in low- and middle income countries.

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.