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LIDC Biennial Conference 2017: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality

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

Join us on Thursday 27th April for the third LIDC Biennial Conference, to celebrate our work to date and to look to the future. 

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

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. Now, four years later, LIDC is looking back at what it has accomplished, and forwards to its future work.

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.

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.

Although the full programme is TBC, confirmed parallel session and panel speakers include:

  • Professor Ben Fine (School of Oriental and African Studies)
  • Melissa Leach (Institute of Development Studies)
  • Dr Barbara Haesler (Royal Veterinary College)
  • Dr. Jeff Waage (Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health)
  • Jasmine Gideon (Birkbeck)

Expect a mixture of panel sessions and interactive parallel sesions on issues of inequality in nutrition, health, financialisation, systems of provision, poverty and more!

Full details to be announced shortly.