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We organise a wide range of events, including workshops, seminars and public lectures, and are proud to support the annual International Development Seminar Series, hosted by DPP. You can view previous seminars on our podcast page.



  • Digitising NGOs for Solidarity

    1 February 2017, 12:00 - 14:00
    Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, OU, Milton Keynes

    International Development seminar presented by Professor Helen Yanacopulos (OU), who will argue that NGOs must utilise digital environments more strategically if they are to overcome compassion fatigue.

  • Open IDEAS: Speed Networking

    8 February 2017, 09:30 - 12:30
    Juniper and Medlar Suite, OU, Milton Keynes

    The second in a series of speed-networking events from the OU's Research & Academic Strategy Office and the SRA in International Development and Inclusive Innovation.

  • Illuminations: Margaret Archer

    16 February 2017, 15:30 - 16:30
    Christadoulou (Central) Meeting Room (CMR1), OU, Milton Keynes

    Illuminations is a series of informal talks on a range of key theorists within the social sciences. A short presentation is followed by general discussion, and all are welcome to attend.

  • Indigenous Rights to the City: EthniCity, DiverCity and Urban Development in La Paz, Bolivia and Quito, Ecuador

    22 February 2017, 12:00 - 14:00
    Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, OU, Milton Keynes

    International Development seminar by Dr Philipp Horn (OU), who will discuss the barrier to development represented by the 'urban indigenous' and explore how Bolivia and Ecuador are bucking the trend.

  • Treating Waste as a Resource: Scalings, Configurations and Ontologies

    22 February 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
    Wilson A, Meeting Rooms 2 & 3, OU, Milton Keynes

    A free OpenSpace seminar in which IKD member Les Levidow and others look at how waste is treated as a resource in global contexts.

  • Three Frames for Research and Innovation Policy: Moving from the Valley of Death to Experimental Arenas

    15 March 2017, 12:00 - 14:00
    Library Presentation Room, OU, Milton Keynes

    International Development seminar presented by Professor Joanna Chataway (SPRU, Sussex), who will provide an overview of three frames for research and innovation funding and policy.

  • Illuminations: Elinor Ostrom (tbc)

    16 March 2017, 15:30 - 16:30
    Christadoulou (Central) Meeting Room (CMR1), OU, Milton Keynes

    Illuminations is a series of informal talks on a range of key theorists within the social sciences. A short presentation is followed by general discussion, and all are welcome to attend.

  • Open IDEAS: Speed Networking

    12 April 2017, 09:30 - 12:30
    Juniper and Medlar Suite, OU, Milton Keynes

    The third in a series of speed-networking events from the OU's Research & Academic Strategy Office and the SRA in International Development and Inclusive Innovation.

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