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LIDC Biennial Conference 2017: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:00
Venue: 
Birkbeck, Clore Management Lecture Theatre and 43 Gordon Square
Speaker: 
Keynotes: Bina Agarwal (University of Manchester) and Alex Prats (Oxfam)

On Thursday 27th April the third LIDC Biennial Conference celebrated our work to date and looked to the future!

The theme of this year's conference was 'Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality.'

The event was engaging, thought-provoking and informative and we would like to say a big thank you to all attendees and participants for making it such a fantastic day.

Keynote Speakers

Alex Prats: Alex is Inequality Lead at Oxfam Intermón (Spain). Previously he was the Principal Economic Justice advisor for Christian Aid and the Regional Director for West Africa and Maghreb at Oxfam.

Professor Bina Agarwal: Bina is Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the University of Manchester.


London International Development Centre (LIDC) was created in 2008 to facilitate innovative research in international development across the University of London Bloomsbury Colleges, cutting across sectoral, disciplinary and institutional barriers. The first conference was held in 2013.  We have facilitated projects to the value of over £25 million and have held hundreds of public events. Our membership network is at least 2,500 strong, including students, staff and alumni from across 5 member colleges. The LIDC Conference, held every two years, offers its members a platform to discuss best practice in interdisciplinary research projects in international development, engage with one another, and develop new project and training ideas. The conference also coincides with the Award Ceremony of the LIDC Interdisciplinary Seed Fund that offers small grants to support new interdisciplinary projects in international development at Bloomsbury Colleges.

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