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June 2019

Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development

14th June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ester Boserup Prize Lecture by Ian Scoones, ESRC STEPS Centre / PASTRES project Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgGGxdDZBY Lecture details A1-01.01 Festauditoriet Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C Copenhagen This lecture will draw on the European Research Council funded project, PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty, Resilience: Global Lessons from the margins) and will link to the ESRC STEPS Centre’s uncertainty theme for 2019. Details of the lecture and background on the Ester Boserup Prize are on the University of Copenhagen’s website.

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PASTRES seminar: Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula – Reflections on contemporary challenges and adaptations to land use rights

11th June 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Room 100, Institute of Development Studies Seminar with Dawn Chatty, co-hosted by the PASTRES project and the STEPS Centre All welcome Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK53HSwe5PM&width=700&height=525 About the seminar Nomadic pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula has undergone significant change over the past 150 years as a response to alterations in its relationship with central authority.  Efforts to settle and transform pastoralists into settled farmers – a key policy of Post WWI neo-colonial and later newly emerging nation states – has largely disappeared.…

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May 2019

STEPS Annual Lecture: Derek Wall – What would Elinor do (about climate change)?

14th May 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fulton Lecture Theatre A, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QT United Kingdom
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Fulton A Lecture Theatre University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton, UK Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYV7IpcCtTQ   * * * About the lecture What would Elinor do (about climate change)? Elinor Ostrom was the first and so far only woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics. Her innovative work on ecological economics challenged the notion of 'the tragedy of the commons'. Her political economy analysis, focusing on trust, cooperation, diversity, deep democracy and innovative methodology, provides a basis for considering climate change.…

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STEPS Summer School

13th May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 24th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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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).

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Matteo Caravani: Disciplinary Diversification in Karamoja: The Case of Charcoal

9th May 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, IDS, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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PASTRES/STEPS Seminar with Matteo Caravani, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) Room 221, Institute of Development Studies All welcome Following the Karamojong’s historical transition away from transhumant pastoralism – in what has been termed as the de-pastoralisation process – the regional economic reliance on off-farm activities has steadily increased. Colonial and post-colonial interventions have slowly deconstructed an old mode of production to “civilize” and “modernize” the Karamojong. The forceful change of modes of production, resulted in the current dominant diversification…

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STEPS Uncertainty series: Ilene Grabel – When Things Don’t Fall Apart

7th May 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

Ilene Grabel Professor of International Finance University of Denver Free entry, all welcome Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-vQb5Nja4 About the lecture In When Things Don’t Fall Apart, Ilene Grabel makes a simple but controversial claim, based on the work of the eminent social scientist Albert O. Hirschman. Grabel argues that as concerns global financial governance and development finance we are now in a period that she calls productive incoherence. Unlike the Keynesian period of the middle 20th century and the neoliberal period…

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April 2019

The Future of the World is Mobile: What can we learn from pastoralists?

10th April 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

European University Institute Florence, Italy Can the experience of pastoralists, who have long relied on mobility, help us address the challenges of global migration, cross-border trade and managing flows of information and commodities? Mobility is increasingly central to our societies. Nomadic practices and networks that enhance mobility are synonymous with a fluid, flexible, mobile modernity, which is governed through a continuous and growing flow of people, resources, information and capital. Yet our policy narratives and institutional settings are poorly equipped…

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March 2019

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

28th March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Lecture by Prof Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre director. This lecture is one of the Sussex Development Lectures. The theme of the current series (2018/19) is Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Synergies and Tensions. About the lecture The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) potentially offer an inclusive, integrated approach to development, centred on social justice, for all of humanity. But how are they being implemented in practice? Too often a piece-meal, sectoral approach is adopted, rooted in modernist assumptions of linear…

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STEPS Seminar: Mathilde Gingembre – Bringing moral economy into the study of land deals: reflections from Madagascar

19th March 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Seminar organised by the Resource Politics and Rural Futures Clusters, in association with the STEPS Centre’s PASTRES project Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Slides View the slides from this talk (Slidehare) Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qC0YlUR3Rg This seminar discusses the concept of moral economy as a critical lens to understand responses to corporate land access within agrarian economies. Drawing on ethnographic work in an agropastoral area of southern Madagascar, the presentation will highlight how villagers’ perceptions of land deals as well as…

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

14th March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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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 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. 

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