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We organise a wide range of events, and are proud to support the annual International Development Seminar Series hosted by our Development Policy and Practice group. You can view previous Seminars on our podcast page.



  • “Accounting for which Past? Transitional Justice and Colonial Continuities in Burundi”

    25 September 2019, 12:00 - 14:00
    Christodoulou Building CMR06 Ground Floor - Discussion: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (Lunch 12.00 - 12:30, please register)

    International Development Seminar Series 2019-2020

    “Accounting for which Past? Transitional Justice and Colonial Continuities in Burundi”

    Speaker - Dr Astrid Jamar (FASS, Open University)

  • “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 - 14:30
    Room: Hazel Seminar Room, Wilson Building D Block

    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.

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

    30 October 2019, 10:00 - 17:00
    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.

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

    30 October 2019, 12:00 - 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 FASS-collaborations@open.ac.uk

  • The other road to serfdom: 'shock therapy' and the rise of the rentier class in post-Soviet economies

    27 November 2019, 12:00 - 14:00
    Christodoulou Building CMR06 Ground Floor - Discussion: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (Lunch 12.00 - 12:30)

    International Development Seminar Series 2019-2020

    Speaker - Dr Balihar Sanghera (Sociology, University of Kent)

    Abstract

  • 'Exploring cancer patients’ experiences in East Africa using patient pathways and mixed methods’

    11 December 2019, 12:00 - 14:00
    Christodoulou Building CMR06 Ground Floor - Discussion: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (Lunch 12.00 - 12:30)

    International Development Seminar Series 2019-2020

    'Exploring cancer patients’ experiences in East Africa using patient pathways and mixed methods’

    Speaker - Dr Cristina Santos (OU Economics) 

    Please register by emailing FASS-collaborations@open.ac.uk

  • "The Nigeria-Biafra war, 50 years on, and the building on alternative archives."

    22 January 2020, 12:00 - 14:00
    Christodoulou Building CMR06 Ground Floor - Discussion: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (Lunch 12.00 - 12:30)

    International Development Seminar Series 2019-2020

    "The Nigeria-Biafra war, 50 years on, and the building on alternative archives."

    Speaker - Françoise Ugochukwu (DPP)

    Please register by emailing FASS-collaborations@open.ac.uk