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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

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

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

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