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Event Archive for October 2019

'International Health Worker Migration and Recruitment: global governance, politics and policy'

30 October, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

Milton Keynes, Walton Hall. Room TBC

International Development Seminar Series 2019-2020

“International Health Worker Migration and Recruitment: global governance, politics and policy”

Speaker - Prof Nicola Yeates (FASS, Open University)

Please note the seminar will start a little earlier than usual.  Lunch will be available from 12:00, with the seminar starting at 12:15.

The seminar is FREE, but please register by emailing

IKD Workshop: “Building the OU gender-social policy network, global governance and policy impact”

30 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:30

Milton Keynes, Walton Hall. Room TBC

This is the second workshop of the newly established IKD Gender and Social Policy Research Theme-Network which follows a brilliant launch event of the gender and social policy research theme- network back in May. It is an interdisciplinary platform that connects various academics who study gender in different topics and from different discipline at the OU.

“China’s Reconnection to Europe via the BRI: The China-Europe Freight Train and Its Impact on China’s Interior and Border Cities”

15 October, 2019 - 13:15 to 14:30


Bio: Prof Xiangming Chen served as the founding Director of the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College from 2007 to 2019 and is currently Paul Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University in Shanghai and the Graduate School of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China. He has published extensively on globalization, cities, and economic development.

Workshop: The Belt and Road Initiative – The role of China in contemporary international development

15 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30

Christodoulou Building CMR15

Please register by email to by Wednesday 9 October.

Contact us

To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502