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

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

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

2 September 2020, 14:39
Alwand Refugee Camp, Josh Zakary on Flickr

Open University webinar now available to view

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.

8 July 2020, 12:47
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Basic Income and Sovereign Money - Geoff Crocker

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

24 June 2020, 15:40
Picture courtesy of Karam Yahya, refugees crossing in a boat

From Syria to Scandinavia: Navigating the Refugee Reception Crisis

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?

10 August 2018, 17:05
Photo of a busy, diverse UK street

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

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.

26 March 2018, 10:16

#OpenInsights Reflection Bite 5 - Dr Lina Adinolfi

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

22 January 2018, 10:14
Photo of Tim Seal, Technical Director

#OpenInsights Reflection Bite 3 - Tim Seal

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

15 January 2018, 10:40
Student Hub Live Brexit Special Economy image

Brexit Special: Economy, Business and Development

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

18 May 2017, 10:44
Student Hub Live Brexit Special Nations image

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

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

18 May 2017, 10:36
Smita Srinivas interviewd by CNBC Africa

Addressing Africa’s Rapid Urbanisation

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

5 April 2017, 13:39

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