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Forthcoming Public Events (2013)


Wednesday 29 January 2014, 4.00-5.30pm

State building and large-scale investments in agriculture in Ethiopia: a perspective in the longue durée

Room 3.23, Old Building

Speaker: Luca Puddu

This presentation examines the territorial strategies and current geopolitical concerns that help explain different political economies of contemporary rural development programs in the Afar Regional State and Gambella Regional State of Ethiopia. In Afar Regional State, development programs feature state plantations and sugar value chains under public control.  In Gambella Regional State, we see large scale foreign investors surrounded by smaller domestic investors, and resettlement of local communities.  Puddu's analysis helps to explain the contrast.

About the speaker

Luca Puddu is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Social Sciences and Institutions at the University of Calgiari. He is currently Visiting Scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

Thursday 30 January 2014, 6.30-8pm

AIDS Drugs for All: social movements and market transformations|

New Theatre, East Building

Speaker: Dr Joshua Busby
Chair: Professor Ken Shadlen

Drawing on a rich set of interviews and surveys, Joshua Busby shows how the global AIDS treatment advocacy movement helped millions in the developing world gain access to lifesaving medication.

About the speaker

Joshua Busby is an associate professor of public affairs and a fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEBusby


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