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  • Rethinking Research Partnerships: Evidence and the Politics of Participation in Cross-Sectoral Research Collaborations

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    7 June 2017

    The OU's Dr Jude Fransman explores the relationship between evidence and participation in research partnerships.

  • Brexit Special: Economy, Business and Development

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    18 May 2017

    Alan Shipman, Jonquil Lowe and Will Brown discuss Brexit's impact on the UK's economy, business and development.

  • Brexit Special: Brexit’s Impact on the Nations of the UK

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    18 May 2017

    George Callaghan, Janice Holmes and Richard Marsden discuss Brexit's impact on the nations of the UK.

  • Nollywood and Nigeria’s Internal Conflicts: Media in an Advisory Capacity

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    26 April 2017

    The OU's Dr Françoise Ugochukwu reveals Nollywood as both sounding board and political advisory platform.

  • Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Inclusive Growth

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    5 April 2017

    Professor Kunal Sen (University of Manchester) puts forward a new framework, grounded in political economy, for understanding growth.


  • Addressing Africa’s Rapid Urbanisation

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    5 April 2017

    IKD Visiting Fellow Smita Srinivas is interviewed by CNBC Africa at African Development Week in Dakar, Senegal.

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

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    15 March 2017

    Professor Joanna Chataway (SPRU, Sussex) provides an overview of three frames for research and innovation funding and policy, and introduces the TIPC.

  • Health Policy as Industrial Policy: The Challenge for Inclusive Industrialisation in East Africa

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    8 March 2017

    The XI SOAS Industrial Development and Policy Lecture given by Professor Maureen Mackintosh.

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

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    22 February 2017

    Dr Philipp Horn (OU) discusses the barrier to development represented by the 'urban indigenous' and explore how Bolivia and Ecuador are bucking the trend.

  • Rights, Riots and Realities in Global Higher Education (internal-only)

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    11 January 2017

    Dr Jo Beall (British Council) examines the global trends, challenges and opportunities faced by higher education today.

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