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Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies

Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

May 2015

STEPS Seminar: Nora McKeon on Food Security Governance

14th May 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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‘Food Security Governance: empowering communities, regulating corporations’ Seminar with Nora McKeon. All welcome. Terra Nuova, Board Member, Roma 3 Masters in Human Development and Food Security, Lecturer, West African Network of Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations (ROPPA), Technical Adviser Today’s global food system generates hunger alongside of land grabs, food waste, health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Nora McKeon’s new book explains why we find ourselves in this situation and explores what we can do to change it. In her…

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January 2018

Seminar: Ian Scoones – Can pastoralists help us respond to global uncertainties?

9th January 2018 @ 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 by Ian Scoones, Director, ESRC STEPS Centre and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. Watch video of this event Tuesday 9 January 2018 13:00 to 14:30 IDS Convening Space All welcome Part of the Complexity and Development seminar series Uncertainties are everywhere: climate change, financial crises, migration flows, infrastructure development, disease outbreaks and more. Yet contemporary institutions and policy processes are poor at responding to and embracing uncertainties, where we don’t know about either the likely outcomes…

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March 2019

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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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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November 2018

Understanding Uncertainty and Climate Change: Views from India

29th November 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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**THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED** Seminar with Lyla Mehta, Shilpi Srivastava and Lars Otto Naess Research Fellows, IDS The scale and impacts of climate change remain deeply uncertain. This is particularly true at the local level, where climate related uncertainties combined with accelerated growth trajectories often exacerbate social and political inequities and the vulnerabilities of marginalised communities. Policy makers and scientists tend to draw on quantitative assessments, models and scenario building to understand and capture uncertainty, often disconnected…

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May 2019

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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March 2019

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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