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Rapid Transitions: how did we do that?

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Join in on Twitter: #RapidTransitions In the face of environmental crises and global inequality, how can we work together for more sustainable futures? What can we learn from great transitions and transformations of the past? This event brings together activists, academics and practitioners to explore what we can learn from history and how we accelerate change in the present. This event includes lunch, and a reception with drinks/nibbles from 5 - 6.30pm. Download the booklet (PDF,…

Seminar – Ruth Hall: The Reinvention of Land Reform in South Africa: State, Market and Citizens

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Institute of Development Studies seminar with Ruth Hall, Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), South Africa This event will be accompanied by a live audio stream and online discussion. Land reform, one of post-apartheid governments’ main transformatory programmes, has itself been transformed over the past twenty years, reflecting changing policy agendas and ideological positions. Initially defined by a focus on multiple livelihoods for the rural poor, land reform was soon transformed into a plan for the limited deracialisation…

STEPS Annual Lecture: Achim Steiner

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

DOOMED TO FAIL OR BOUND TO SUCCEED? Sustainable Development and the Green Economy Agenda - Revisited Achim Steiner will deliver this year’s STEPS Annual lecture at the University of Sussex on 15 May 2017. Steiner is former Executive Director of UNEP and now director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. In April 2017 it was announced that he would serve as the next Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The lecture is followed by…

The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative: Launch Event

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With Ruth Hall and Ian Scoones This event is open to all and is part of the STEPS Centre’s Summer School 2017 programme Deepening inequalities, failed livelihoods, mass (under)employment, climate chaos, and racist anti-immigrant attacks characterise many settings across the world. Forms of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ have failed to stem disillusionment, disenfranchisement and marginalisation. The rise of populist, nationalist movements has been one very visible response. These may aim to ‘take back control’ in favour of ‘the people’, or put one…

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