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  • From Syria to Scandinavia: Navigating the Refugee Reception Crisis

    Picture courtesy of Karam Yahya, refugees crossing in a boat
    13 August 2018

    Since 2015, Europe’s so-called 'refugee crisis' has been the centre of intense debate. But what if we began to look at it another way: as a refugee reception crisis?

  • The critical (and overlooked) role of Hometown Associations in Development

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    26 March 2018

    Dr Ben Lampert, Lecturer in International Development at The Open University, discusses the critical role of Hometown Associations in development, with a focus on Nigerian diaspora in the UK.

  • Labour, International development and Africa: rethinking policy in opposition

    15 February 2018

    Dr William Brown, Senior Lecturer in Government and Politics, presents ongoing research into Labour’s international development policy.

  • #OpenInsights Reflection Bite 5 - Dr Lina Adinolfi

    22 January 2018

    Dr Lina Adinolfi, Lecturer in English Language Teaching, discusses the process of 'localisation' in the TESS-India Project

  • #OpenInsights Reflection Bite 3 - Tim Seal

    Photo of Tim Seal, Technical Director
    15 January 2018

    As part of our #OpenInsights series, TESS-India's Technical Director, Tim Seal, talks about the tech that made the project a success.

  • 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.


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