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GDI Lecture Series: The business of forced labour in global agricultural supply chains with Prof Genevieve Le Baron

17:00 - 18:30 01 May 2019

The Global Development Institute is pleased to present Professor Genevieve Le Baron speaking on the business of forced labour in global agricultural supply chains. This lecture will present findings from the ESRC-funded Global Business of Forced Labour project, which investigates the business of forced labour in global agricultural production..

Urbanisation, Infrastructures and Everyday Life

01 - 03 May 2019

Keynote speakers: Prof Em Clara Greed (UWE) Dr Christoph Luethi (EAWAG) Prof Nicholas Rose (King's College London) Dr Farhana Sultana (Syracuse) Countries undergoing rapid urban transformations experience shifts in various infrastructural systems. However, there are explicit tensions between the apparent need to develop national infrastructu..

GDI Lecture Series: Ambitious and ambiguous public investments in African cities with Edgar Pieterse

16:30 - 18:00 08 May 2019

The Global Development Institute is pleased to host Edgar Pieterse as part of the GDI Lecture Series, talking about: Ambitious and ambiguous public investments in African cities Urban governance in most African cities is marked by weak regulatory enablement by national governments, limited autonomous fiscal resources, limited managerial capac..

Measuring and Scale construction (with the Rasch Model)

29 - 30 May 2019

This two-day course aims to introduce participants to measurement theory and the Rasch model for the construction and validation of measures. It covers the basic theory behind measurement, from an Item Response Theory perspective, focusing on the assumptions of the Rasch models

Scaling up participatory development in towns and cities of the global South

12 - 13 June 2019

The Global Development Institute will host a mini-conference to understand the opportunities and constraints on scaling up participation in towns and cities of the global South with a range of academics and practitioners. The purpose is to develop and share experiences of participation that is taking place, analyse outcomes from efforts to dat..

Developing age-friendly cities: Turning urban research into practice

10:00 - 16:00 26 June 2019

This event will provide the opportunity for dialogue between researchers, policy makers, practitioners and older people working on issues relating to ageing, age-friendly cities and urban change. It will provide practical insights into how urban research can influence policy and practice. Understanding the relationship between population age..

The British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2019

12 - 13 September 2019

Getting Reflective: Psychology as a Force for Good in Education We are delighted to announce three excellent keynote speakers who are experts in the field: Prof John Raven (Eye on Society); Dr Alice Jones Bartoli (Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London); and Prof Pamela Qualter (The Manchester Institute of Education, The U..

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