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Engaging Citizens: a game changer for development?

Department of International Development MOOC Launch

Date: Thursday 19 March 2015
Time: 7-8.30pm
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Professor Tim Allen, Owen Barder, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet, Dr Duncan Green, Professor Shirin Madon
Chair: Abha Joshi-Ghani

LSE is launching a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) in partnership with numerous institutions, including Governance Global Practice, the World Bank Group, the Overseas Development Institute, Participedia and CIVICUS. This free four-week online course on Citizen Engagement begins on 15 March and will be discussed at this event.

Tim Allen is Professor in Development Anthropology and Head of International Development at LSE. He is also Research Director of the Justice and Security Research Programme. 

Owen Barder is Senior Fellow for the Center for Global Development and Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE. He has worked as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as well as for DfID.

Jean-Paul Faguet is Professor of the Political Economy of Development and an Associate Researcher for STICERD at LSE. He is also Programme Director for the MSc in Development Management. 

Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Advisor at Oxfam UK and Professor in Practice in the Department of International Development at LSE. He was previously Senior Policy Adviser on trade and development at DfID.

Shirin Madon is Lecturer and Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Management at LSE. Her research interests include e-government and mobile usage in developing countries.

Abha Joshi-Ghani is the Director for Knowledge Exchange and Learning (WBIKL) at the World Bank Institute. She has headed the World Bank’s Global Urban Development Practice, and is the Head of the Global Urbanization Knowledge Platform and Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Urbanization of the World Economic Forum. 

For further information please visit Engaging Citizens: a game changer for development?

The Department of International Development (@LSE_ID) promotes interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #citizensengage

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