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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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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00

This seminar, led by Dr. Andrew Newsham, is designed to meet these needs so that organisations can be more effective in their efforts towards change.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:45 to 13:45

Hosted by the TB Centre, this seminar discusses developing a patient-friendly and effective solution for adherence monitoring for TB treatment using mobile phones.

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.

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, September 20, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00

The Centre for Global Youth is hosting a workshop to explore the challenges of researching with/ for/ about youth and young people, and the methodological innovations it is developing to try to tackle these challenges.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30

This seminar organised by DR Sutanuka Ghosh explores how partition of 1947 transformed Calcutta, the first city of the British Empire. The seminar will be mapping the changing demographics as well as the sociology of spaces in post-partition Calcutta, to read shifting social relations in terms of class, caste, religion and gender. The focus will be primarily on the films of Ritwick Ghatak and the novels of Sabitri Roy while also referring to other fictional and autobiographical representations of the experience of Partition.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:00

SOAS is hosting this year's RCUK GCRF regional event in London on 22nd September 2017. This whole day event will cover detailed information on GCRF and ODA compliance and it will also include a networking afternoon.

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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

On Wednesday 11th October the fourth debate of the LIDC & The Guardian Development Debate Series will take place at LSHTM. The debate will be looking at short term international volunteering and discussing whether it does more harm than good.