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  • event: Mariana Mazzucato: The green entrepreneurial state

    Public lecture, followed by a drinks reception Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the prestigious RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. She was recently Scientific Coordinator of a 3 year European Commission funded FP7 project on Finance, Innovation and Growth (FINNOV), and is currently working on two new research projects [...]

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  • event: Resilience 2014. Reslience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation

    Melissa Leach, director of the STEPS Centre, is speaking at the Resilience 2014 conference, which this year is themed Resilience and Development: Mobilising for Transformation. The event is the third International Science and policy conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems,  and is being held in Montpellier, France. More information about Melissa’s and [...]

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  • event: STEPS Seminar: Ted Schrecker on Labour arbitrage, financial fallout, expulsions

    Labour arbitrage, financial fallout, expulsions: Exploring the mechanics of the inequality machine Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University “The inequality machine is reshaping the planet”, in the words of the editor of Le Monde Diplomatique. In this presentation Ted addresses three aspects of that machine’s operation.  Labour arbitrage is perhaps the most [...]

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  • post (Blog): Mike Hulme to chair ESRC STEPS Centre International Advisory Committee

    The ESRC STEPS Centre is delighted to announce Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture at King’s College London, is taking over as chair of the Centre’s International Advisory Committee. Professor Hulme takes over the role of chair from Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Environment, Water and Natural Resources of Kenya. Prof. Wakhungu was [...]

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  • post (Blog): Ebola in Guinea – people, patterns and puzzles

    By Melissa Leach, Principal Investigator of Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium The francophone West African country of Guinea doesn’t often make international headlines, but has this week for the nastiest of reasons. An outbreak of Ebola, first identified in the forested south-east of the country in mid-March, has now spread across the country [...]

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