The 2018/19 Cutting Edge Series kicks off!
How did China escape the poverty trap? What does complexity and systems thinking have to do with development? What is the international response to fragile and conflict states?
These are some of the questions that will be answered over the period of two terms in the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. The visiting lecture series, hosted by the Department of International Development, introduces postgraduate students to pressing issues in the field of International Development and engages them in discourses that affect decision making in the professional world.
Guests will include: Ha Joon Chang (Cambridge University), Rory Stewart (UK Government, Minister for Prisons), Kate Raworth (Environmental Change Institute) and Danny Sriskandarajah (CIVICUS) to name a few.
This year the lecture series opens up to external guests, including alumni, so please do email us if you would like to attend any of the lectures.
The series will run through both Michaelmas and Lent Term every Friday from 4-6pm in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre and will usually be followed by informal networking drinks at a pub on campus!
View the Michaelmas Term schedule for the series here.