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June 2015

Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities Workshop

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Freeman Centre, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QE United Kingdom
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The Nexus Network workshop on ‘Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities’, led by STEPS Co-Director Andy Stirling, will be held at the University of Sussex, UK on 29-30 June 2015. The workshop will be shaped around two key questions: What different kinds and interconnections of method in contrasting contexts, form the most practical basis for enabling transformative action to address Nexus challenges? How can such encompassing Nexus methodologies best enable academic, government, business and civil society actors to develop appropriate…

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September 2015

STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

September 7 - September 9
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability Why now? Contexts and debates In the build up to the confirmation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the politics of resource access, allocation and distribution are high on global policy agendas. The limits to economic activity in the face of ‘planetary boundaries’ are being fiercely debated, and even humanity’s survival in the age of the Anthropocene is questioned. Some suggest a ‘perfect storm’ of factors is combining to present ever growing threats, often…

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February 2016

Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

23 February 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 25 February 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Conference website Conference themes Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy. Case studies of historical or present day significance to the developing world are of particular interest. These cases might focus on the history or nature of contestation; actors and coalitions; political and…

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