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Between globalisation and nationalism: India and the search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

27 January 2021

Dr Rory Horner joined us to present: 'Between globalisation and nationalism: India and the search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines'.

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'Econexit. Do we like economics so much that soon we will have two?'

20 January 2021

Carlo D'Ippoliti, Associate Professor of Economics at Sapienza University of Rome, joined us to present: "Econexit. Do we like economics so much that soon we will have two?"

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'Migrant workers into contract farmers: processes of labour mobilization in colonial and contemporary Mozambique'.

14 December 2020

Dr Helena Pérez Niño presented 'Migrant workers into contract farmers: processes of labour mobilization in colonial and contemporary Mozambique'

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The other road to serfdom: 'shock therapy' and the rise of the rentier capitalism in Central Asia

25 November 2020

Dr Balihar Sanghera, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent, presented 'The other road to serfdom: 'shock therapy' and the rise of the rentier capitalism in Central Asia'

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Twice migrated Gujarati women: financialization and pensions

28 October 2020

Dr Neeta Shah from the University of Westminster presented ‘Twice migrated Gujarati women: financialization and pensions'

Whatever it takes? The Global Financial Safety Net, Covid-19 and Developing Countries

24 September 2020

Christina Laskaridis from the OU presents the findings of a recent paper which explores plans to fill a $2.5 trillion financing gap to combat COVID-19 and the subsequent financial crises

A Syrian mother holding her baby, taken in Lebanon, Photo: Mohamed Azakir / World Bank

How to Find Your Way: Ships, Sea & the Stars

2 September 2020

In this fascinating webinar produced by Royal Museums Greenwich, Professor Marie Gillespie from the OU discusses how refugees forced to flee their countries are using remarkable navigational tools to find their way to safety

Alwand Refugee Camp, Josh Zakary on Flickr

Open University webinar now available to view

8 July 2020

In a recent Open University webinar, a panel of researchers and practitioners explored the numerous issues faced by those conducting research with mobile populations in a time of lockdown.

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Basic Income and Sovereign Money - Geoff Crocker

24 June 2020

Geoff Crocker presents his book ‘Basic Income and Sovereign Money’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) as part of the Open University International Development IKD Seminar Series

Picture courtesy of Karam Yahya, refugees crossing in a boat

From Syria to Scandinavia: Navigating the Refugee Reception Crisis

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?

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