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STEPS Seminar – Bioleft: experimenting with an open source seed system in Latin America

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room 100, Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Everyone welcome Speaker: Anabel Marin (CENIT/STEPS America Latina) This seminar reports on work carried out in the STEPS America Latina hub as part of the ‘Pathways’ Transformative Knowledge Network. In her talk, Anabel Marin will outline the sustainability challenges facing Argentinean agriculture and describe the processes of research, engagement and innovation that have contributed to the development of Bioleft, an open and collaborative system for seed innovation. About the speaker Anabel Marin…

Agency and social-ecological system (SES) pathways: The Transformation Lab in the Xochimilco SES

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room 101, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK 13:00 - 14:30 Speaker: Mario Siqueiros-García (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/STEPS North America hub). All Welcome. Xochimilco is a wetland in the southern part of Mexico City. It is part of a system of lakes in the basin of Mexico and has been used for agriculture for centuries. Xochimilco once fed the Aztecs, and is still very productive today. However, now the area is under great urban pressure and degradation. The Xochimilcas (local farmers…

Peter Newell: ‘Climate and development: A tale of two crises’ (Sussex Development Lectures)

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Lecture by Prof Peter Newell (School of Global Studies, University of Sussex). Peter Newell is a member of the STEPS Centre and a founding member of the Rapid Transition Alliance. This lecture is one of the Sussex Development Lectures, the flagship public lecture series of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The theme of the current series (2018/19) is Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Synergies and Tensions. The lecture will be recorded and livestreamed. See the IDS website for…

Ian Scoones: ‘The SDGs: A new politics of transformation?’ (Sussex Development Lectures)

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Lecture by Prof Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre director. This lecture is one of the Sussex Development Lectures, the flagship public lecture series of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The theme of the current series (2018/19) is Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Synergies and Tensions. The lecture will be recorded and livestreamed. See the IDS website for more information. 

STEPS Seminar: Ilene Grabel (Uncertainty event series)

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Ilene Grabel Free entry, all welcome About the speaker Ilene Grabel is Professor of International Finance and co-director of the graduate program in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (USA). She has published widely on financial policy and crises, developmental financial architectures, regional and transregional financial arrangements, international financial institutions and global financial governance, international capital flows and capital controls, international financial policies, currency boards and…

STEPS Summer School

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Summer School is a two-week immersive course on theories and practical approaches to sustainability, through creative, interactive and participatory learning. Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK, where STEPS is co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

STEPS Annual Lecture: Derek Wall

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo credit: By Sufyanbgs - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK Room tbc (sign up for email updates) This event is followed by a drinks reception in the same venue, to which everyone attending the lecture is invited. The 2019 STEPS Annual Lecture will be given by Derek Wall. Derek Wall is a British politician and member of the Green Party of England and Wales. He is the joint International Coordinator for the Green Party. Alongside…

The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action

July 3 @ 3:30 pm - July 5 @ 4:00 pm

This international academic symposium, held at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, will explore the theme of uncertainty - the STEPS Centre's theme for 2019. About the symposium Thinking across diverse domains – from finance, to climate, to migration, to disease, to innovation, to infrastructure, to security – this symposium will explore the diverse ways incertitude is understood and responded to (or not). By catalysing and developing richer and more nuanced understandings of incertitude, the symposium aims to…

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