Understanding Violence in the Middle East and Africa (Recording)
Monday 19 March 2018, 6.45-8.15pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Toby Dodge, Dr Rachel Ibreck, Rim Turkmani, Lyse Doucet, Javier Solana, and Rory Stewart MP
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor
This event will launch LSE’s new Conflict Research Programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development.
The CRP aims to understand why contemporary violence is so difficult to end and to analyse the underlying political economy of violence with a view to informing policy, with a special focus on Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Members of the research team will present their ideas and initial findings to Javier Solana, the former foreign policy chief of the European Union.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECRP
Crime and Global Justice (Recording)
Wednesday 28 February 2018 6.45-8pm
Venue: LSE CAMPUS, venue to be disclosed to ticket holders
Speaker: Professor Daniele Archibugi, Alice Pease, Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor Richard Falk, Professor Mary Kaldor
Chair: Professor Gerry Simpson
In their new book, Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment, which will be the subject of this discussion, Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease offer an analysis of the successes and shortcomings of the global justice system from 1945 to the present day.
Over the last quarter of a century a new stem of global criminal justice has emerged; national judges have become bolder in prosecuting crimes committed abroad, special tribunals have been able to target national leaders as well as their henchmen, and a permanent International Criminal Court has been established. But how successful have these ambitious transformations been? Have they ushered in a new era of cosmopolitan justice or are the old principles of victors’ justice still in play?
Universal Health Coverage in the Global South: what is needed to make it work? (Recording)
Thursday 22 February, 6-7.45pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speaker: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Professor Ken Shadlen, Dr Daniel Wang
Chair: Dr Justin Parkhurst
Although Universal health coverage is a pillar of the modern welfare state, the successful design and implementation of arrangements to deliver on this promise faces enormous challenges. This panel, with perspectives from health policy, law, and political science, examines these challenges and reflects on national experiences in developing countries.
Refugees and the Gig Economy (Video Recording)
Monday 19 February, 6.30-8pm
Venue: NAB.1.15, New Academic Building
Speaker: Abigail Hunt, Zane Kanderian, Brhmie Balaram,
Chair: Dr Tayyab Safdar
Chaired by LSE Fellow Tayyab Safdar, a panel of international development experts and a gig economy specialist meet to discuss a recently published ODI report on Syrian refugee women in Jordan. The event will allow space for a wider debate, focusing on gender and youth in the Middle East. Together, they will reflect on whether or not the gig economy can be harnessed for sustainable livelihoods or if it could lead to exploitation. The event will be followed by a drinks and networking reception between 8pm and 9pm.
The Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Adam Smith International would like to invite humanitarian actors and gig economy experts, and the public, to engage in the debate via a live web stream on YouTube.