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Event Archive for February 2018

  • Seminar: Alison Buckler

    20 February 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
    CMR 11, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

    IKD lunchtime seminar as part of the International Development Seminar Series

    Title to be confirmed.

    Speaker: Alison Buckler,Research Fellow, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University.

    Lunch provided from 12.00.  Presentation starts at 12:30.

  • Seminar

    20 February 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
    CMR11, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

    IKD lunchtime seminar as part of the International Development Seminar Series

    Speaker: Alison Buckler, Research Fellow, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University

    Title to be confirmed.

    Lunch available from 12:00

  • Securing Africa’s ‘Mobile Revolution’: policing, cybercrime, and the politics of development in Tanzania

    14 February 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
    The Open University, MK : Betty Boothroyd Library, Seminar Room 4 (Second floor)

    This paper explores the relationship between increased digital connectivity and security in Tanzania. Whilst the expansion of access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) in Africa and other parts of the Global South has led to a large amount of research investigating its developmental potential, under the label ‘ICT4D’, the security implications of Africa’s ‘mobile revolution’ have received very little attention. Based on recent research conducted in urban Tanzania, this paper firstly explores how security providers construct and act upon narratives of cyber security in relation to the broader politics of development in Tanzania, whereby accusations of ‘cybercrime’ have been used as a means to stifle political dissent. Secondly, the paper considers cyber security ‘from below’, outlining how citizens use their phones in the interests of safety, the impact of new technologies on local policing, and the everyday risks and challenges that emerge from phone and internet use.

  • 'Push No One Behind' - a Seminar by Professor Diane Elson

    8 February 2018, 12:30 - 14:00
    Central Meeting Room 01, The Open University but available to students and those interested online

    Professor Diane Elson is Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex, Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from The Open University 2017. We are delighted to advise that Professor Elson will be joining us on 8 February to discuss 'Push No One Behind', a paper she prepared for the UN Committee on Development Report on Leave No One Behind. We have ensured that this seminar will be live streamed to our students, and also made available as a video afterwards.