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May 2019

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

May 7 @ 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 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 that followed, the current conjuncture lacks…

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STEPS Summer School

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 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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STEPS Annual Lecture: Derek Wall – What would Elinor do (about climate change)?

May 14 @ 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 This event is followed by a drinks reception in the same venue, to which everyone attending the lecture is invited. * * * 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,…

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July 2019

The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action

July 3 @ 3:30 pm - July 5 @ 4:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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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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