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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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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:45 to 13:45

Daniel Carter will discuss the effect on successful TB treatment from tackling poverty in Brazil.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

Zadie Smith will discuss her latest book ‘Swing Time’, which was influenced by the reading of SOAS scholar Marloes Janson’s monograph ‘Islam, Youth, and Modernity in the Gambia: The Tablighi Jama`at.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

A movement toward gender equality in employment in Japan has been underway for some thirty years, since the enactment of the 1986 Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEOL). This presents an opportunity to investigate the progress of gender equality over the last three decades as well as assess the current employment environment for both men and women in Japan. This symposium brings together four established scholars from the UK and Japan, offering insight into the challenges facing both sexes as they negotiate work in contemporary Japan.

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:45 to 15:00

Antibiotic resistance is a global crisis driven by appropriate and inappropriate antibiotic use. I will discuss what we know about the state of antimicrobial resistance in resource-limited settings and present original data on antimicrobial resistance.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00 to 18:00

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) persists worldwide despite proclamations after the 2011 United Nations High Level meeting on NCDs that we already have the know-how to prevent and combat them. This one-day symposium highlights the value of applying complex systems theory to NCD work in low-, middle- and high-income countries; it assesses the challenges of putting it into action; and reports on ways the theory is being put into practice.

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.