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Department of Development Studies

Professional Practice Seminar Series

This seminar series hosted by the Department of Development Studies brings leading figures working in development to speak in an informal environment about their work, the issues facing development and humanitarian affairs today, and their views on their profession. 

Entrance is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dr Anna Lindley al29@soas.ac.uk

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Previous Events in this series

The knowledge exchange platform on forced labour and asylum

Dr Hannah Lewis (University of Leeds)

29 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lessons learned – and not learned – from overseas deployments

Iain King, CBE (DfID Conflict Research Unit)

22 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Making what’s good for workers work for business

Rosey Hurst (Impactt)

15 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How immigration detention ‘works’

Eiri Ohtani (Detention Forum)

8 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tackling the underlying causes of poverty and conflict: implications for development programming

Tom Wingfield, Co-Lead DFID Programme Delivery Reform, DFID

PLEASE NOTE SLIGHTLY LATER START TIME

19 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Borderline justice: immigration and asylum law in Britain

Frances Webber, Vice-chair of Institute of Race Relations, retired barrister

12 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Piloting basic incomes in India

Guy Standing, SOAS Professor of Development Studies

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE TO 5TH MARCH

5 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Keeping an eye on the have-mores: concentration of income and political capture

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Head of Research, Oxfam

26 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

From voluntourism to learning service

Daniela Papi, PEPY (Promoting Education emPowering Youth, Cambodia), PEPY Tours & Learning Service

19 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Migration and development policy makers and the diaspora: masterly inactivity or policy inertia?

Paul Asquith, African Foundation for Diaspora and Development

29 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Reflections on diaspora volunteering

Prakash Khanal, Diaspora Volunteering Alliance

22 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The UK Remittance Market

Ashley Groom and Leon Isaacs, Developing Markets Associates

15 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Alternative mechanisms of microfinance; a case study of Akhuwat's work in Pakistan

Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib (Executive Director, Akhuwat)

24 October 2013, 30 Russell Square, Room 102, 30 Russell Square, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

'Supporting Local Voices in Conflict & Peacebuilding: Policy & Practice'

Zahbia Yousef, Peacebuilding Editor and Analyst, Conciliation Resources

5 December 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

‘The World Bank and Jobs: how the 2013 World Development Report creates new opportunities’

Brendan Martin, Managing Director, Public World

28 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion: ‘Development Communication in Practice’

Carlos Chirinos,SOAS Radio and Patrick Young, Theatre for a Change and Jackie Davies, C4D network

A panel discussion with:

  • Carlos Chirinos, Director, SOAS Radio
  • Patrick Young, founder and Director of Theatre for a Change http://tfacafrica.com/
  • Jackie Davies, founder and manager of the C4D network, a global peer network of nearly 900 communication for development consultants, managers and academics. (http://www.c4dnetwork.org)

21 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Using development databases for research and practice: a presentation/workshop

Lydia Poole, Programme Leader, Global Humanitarian Assistance and Daniele Malerba, Analyst – Development Initiatives

14 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ethiopia Working in Ethiopia’s Refugee Camps: a View from the Field

Hiruy Gossaye, formerly of Lutheran World Federation-Ethiopia and VCD alum

31 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The end of humanitarianism?

Jonathan Whittall, Coordinator, Humanitarian Analysis and Advocacy Unit (AAU) Medecins Sans Frontieres-Belgium

24 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

‘Development in the real world: The life journey of a women's rights activist from refugee camps in Pakistan to global advocacy’

Orzala Ashraf Nemat, SOAS

10 October 2012, Birkbeck, MS B35, Malet Street building, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Current Research on Humanitarian Space - New Report from ODI/HPG

Samir Elhawary (ODI) and Laura Hammond (SOAS)

7 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

I'm a policymaker get me out of here! The dilemmas of putting conflict policy into practice at DFID

Mark Segal, DFID, Senior Conflict Advisor

30 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Christian Aid’s Humanitarian Work: Supporting Local Civil Society

Nick Guttman (Christian Aid)

23 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Applying International Humanitarian Law: where law, policy and operations collide

Geoffrey Loane (ICRC-UK)

16 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Trade unions in the UK and organizing workers -- how is this relevant to international development?

Matthew Dore-Weeks (Unite the Union)

2 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The challenges of IDP protection in the Horn of Africa

Nuur Mohamud Sheekh (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

26 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Open Society Foundation’s Work on Migration

Marie Struthers, Elizabeth Franz, Jane McElhone

19 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Politicisation of Aid; New or Just Humanitarianism?

Jeroen Jansen (Medecins Sans Frontieres UK)

12 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title to be confirmed

Nick Guttmann, Head of Emergencies, Christian Aid

8 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title to be confirmed

Mark Segal, DFID, Senior Conflict Advisor

1 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stabilisation and its implications for humanitarian action

Sarah Collinson and Samir Elahawary, Overseas Development Institute, and Jonathan Goodhand, SOAS

25 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Livelihoods in Crisis and Early Recovery

Karri Byrne and Selena Victor

Karri Byrne, Director, Economic Recovery and Development and Selena Victor, Advocacy and Policy Advisor International Rescue Committee

17 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Responding to crisis and conflict - dilemmas between delivery and advocacy

Serena Victor, Advocacy and Policy Advisor, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

17 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An Engaged Citizenry and Sustainable Human Development

Duncan Green, Director of Research OXFAM GB

Duncan Green explores the thesis of his book, 'From Poverty to Power', that active citizens and effective states are the twin drivers of human development.

15 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

‘Personal Responsibility and Professional Practice: Some Ideas from the Struggle Against Contemporary Forms of Slavery’

Dr Aidan McQuade (President, Anti-Slavery Society)

27 October 2010, Vernon Square, V211, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM