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LIDC-DTC Seminar Series: Children and International Development

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 15:30 to 17:00
LIDC, Upper Meeting Room (103), 36 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Doug Bourn (Development Education Research Centre) & Karen Wells (Birkbeck)

Please note a change of speaker and title- this seminar of the LIDC-DTC series was previously titled 'how can we engage school-children in global development issues?'

The third seminar in the 'Understanding Development' series discussed 'children and international development.'

Dr Douglas Bourn is director of the Development Education Research Centre, UCL IOE. His main areas of activity are managing and implementing a range of research programmes agreed with the Centre's main funder, DFID, and supporting other academic staff in including the global dimension within their courses and the promotion of global perspectives within higher education. He is also course leader for the MA in development education.

Dr Karen Wells is Programme Director for Children, Youth and International Development, and Reader in International Development and Childhood Studies. She holds a BA (Hons) African History and Religious Studies from SOAS, University of London, an Msc Comparative Government and a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. She is the author of Childhood in a Global Perspective (Polity, 2009) and has published widely on children and visual culture. The focus of HER research is on how global processes and structures interact with practices of childhood in local contexts and how this dialectic between the global and the local impacts on children's lives and on practices of childhood.

Pre- seminar reading suggestions: