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Development Matters: LIDC's Podcasts

The Development Matters series explores today's major international development issues through in-depth interviews with leading scholars from across the globe. You can subscribe to Development Matters through iTunes or any other RSS podcast reader.

World AIDS Day 2013 - Mapping the social context of transitions to injecting drug use and HIV risk in Kenya
December 2013
 LIDC talks to Dr. Andy Guise, LSHTM, and Margarita Dimova, SOAS. Together with Dr. Phil Clark from SOAS and Dr. Paul Turnbull from Birkbeck, Andy and Margarita are working on an interdisciplinary, inter-collegiate project supported by the LIDC Fellowship Scheme: ‘Mapping the social context of transitions to injecting drug use and HIV risk in Kenya’.

How to achieve development in a carbon constrained world?
October 2013
LIDC talks to Prof. Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Frauke Urban, Lecturer in Environment and Development at the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

World Food Day 2012: Agri-Health – a new paradigm to tackle hunger and malnutrition?
October 2012
Interview with Bhavani Shankar, Professor of International Agriculture, Food and Health at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); and Alan Dangour, Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Registered Nutritionist, about how to align agriculture and health in order to feed the growing global population in a healthy and sustainable manner.

World Health Day 2012 - Why One Health matters
April 2012
Interview with Steve Lindsay, Professor of Public Health Entomology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), about what is 'One Health' and why it matters.

World AIDS Day 2011 - What have we learned; what are our hopes?
December 2011
Interview with Deborah Johnston, Senior Lecturer in Development Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies; and Peter Godfrey-Faussett, Professor of International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and consultant physician at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

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LIDC Events

 

We record most of our public events: conferences, seminars, book launches etc. Audio recordings can be found in the Events section. Below is a selection of podcasts from our flagship events.

First LIDC Bi-Annual Conference ‘Five years of interdisciplinary research in development – looking back and looking forward’ (videos and podcasts)

LIDC-ONE Roundtable Debate: 'From Research to Advocacy – bridging the gap'
November 2011
This event, organised jointly by LIDC and ONE, looked at how to bridge the gap between research, advocacy and policy for international development, using the format of an interactive debate.
Speakers:

  • Christopher Whitty, Head of Research, DFID; Professor of International Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Angela Little, Professor (Emerita) of Education and International Development, Institute of Education
  • Jamie Drummond, Executive Director and co-founder, ONE
    Moderator: Lucy Lamble, Global Development Editor, The Guardian

 

LIDC-RAS Debate: 'Beyond Aid. Britain, Africa and Agriculture: Who benefits?
November 2011
LIDC and its partner Royal African Society (RAS) brought together an array of speakers in an interactive debate to spell out how Britain-Africa agricultural relations can work to mutual benefit.

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'Making Agriculture Work for Nutrition' - Launch of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
29 October 2013

Keynote address  ‘Challenges for the 21st Century’
by Prof. Sir John Beddington, UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser 2008-2013
May 2013

Beyond Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a new development agenda?
May 2013
In 2010 LIDC brought together an interdisciplinary team of experts from Bloomsbury Colleges to produce a report published by the Lancet: ‘The Millennium Development Goals: a cross-sectoral analysis and principles for goal setting  after 2015’. In this session we brought together MDG experts to revisit the findings of the Lancet-LIDC Commission and examine progress on the MDGs since the report’s publication. Secondly, we looked beyond 2015: What should be the shape of future goals?

"The Politics of Food: the View from 2012", lecture by Marion Nestle, New York University
A lecture by Marion Nestle; Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. This lecture was delivered on the 2nd July 2012 as part of the 2nd Annual LCIRAH Agri-Health Workshop entitled: The Role of Agricultural and Food Systems Research in Combating Chronic Disease for Development. Organised by the London International Development Centre (LIDC), recorded at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London.

Lancet-LIDC Commission - September 2010
After The Millennium Development Goals: Lessons Learned and Future Goal Setting Examined in The Lancet-London International Development Centre Commission.

LIDC: Science and Innovation for Development (Part 1): Professor Calestous Juma
Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard University, launches the new book entitled Science and Innovation for Development by Professor Gordon Conway, Imperial College London, and Professor Jeff Waage, London International Development Centre.

LIDC: Science and Innovation for Development (Part 2): Prof Gordon Conway and Prof Jeff Waage
Professor Gordon Conway, Imperial College London, and Professor Jeff Waage, London International Development Centre, launch their new book entitled Science and Innovation for Development.

LIDC: Millennium Development Goal 7: Environment
Professor Tony Allan, of SOAS and Kings College London, raises the importance of politics and governance as he discusses MDG7s aim of environmental sustainability.

LIDC: Millennium Development Goal 6: HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
Professor John Porter, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, speaks of certain progress in addressing HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

LIDC: Millennium Development Goal 5: Maternal Health
Professor Oona Campbell, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, describes progress towards MDG5, which aims to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters, as severely off-track.

LIDC: Millennium Development Goal 4: Child Mortality
Professor Kim Mulholland, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, focuses on inequity and and poor quality data relating to child mortality.

LIDC: Millennium Development Goal 3: Gender
Professor Elaine Unterhalter, of the Institute of Education, and Professor Charlotte Watts, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, pool their expertise to present a powerful critique of the narrowness of MDG3.

LIDC: Millennium Development Goal 2: Universal Primary Education
Professor Angela Little, of the Institute of Education, shows how MDG2s aim of universal primary education overlooks the complexity of improving education.

LIDC: Millennium Development Goal 1: Poverty and Hunger
Professor Andrew Dorward, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, highlights the uneven performance across continents towards achieving MDG1's targets.

LIDC: Overview of the Millennium Development Goals (inc. MDG8)
Professor Terry McKinley, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, broadly praises the MDG framework.