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Lecture Series 2014-2015
2 June | 'The West's War Against the World' Yash Tandon

2 June | ‘The West’s War Against the World’ Yash Tandon

For the SID Lecture Series 'New Spaces for International Engagement', Yash Tandon - author of 'Trade is War' - discussed the devastating mechanism of global businesses.
12 May | 'From Arab Spring to a Sri Lankan Monsoon - New Spaces for Civic Engagement in Politics' Udan Fernando

12 May | ‘From Arab Spring to a Sri Lankan Monsoon – New Spaces for Civic Engagement in Politics’ Udan Fernando

Udan Fernando, Executive Director for the Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), discussed Sri Lanka's processes of change after the end of a long civil war.
28 April | ‘A Financial System that Serves the Real Economy - the Role of Development Banks’ Stephany Griffith-Jones

28 April | ‘A Financial System that Serves the Real Economy – the Role of Development Banks’ Stephany Griffith-Jones

Can we create an effective financial system with a new role for development banks? Leading economist Stephany Griffith-Jones has discussed international finance and development.
7 April | ‘Civic Engagement: A Matter of Finding the Right Interlocutor?’ Alan Fowler

7 April | ‘Civic Engagement: A Matter of Finding the Right Interlocutor?’ Alan Fowler

Professor dr Alan Fowler discussed how to manage effective multi-layered collaborations that are required to tackle complex development issues as part of the SID Discussion Series ‘New Spaces for International Engagement’.
17 March | ‘Internet, The Last Bastion of Unlimited Freedom?’ Sanja Kelly

17 March | ‘Internet, The Last Bastion of Unlimited Freedom?’ Sanja Kelly

Sanja Kelly, Project Director of the Freedom House, discussed the greatest threats to internet freedom that have emerged over the past year as part of the SID Discussion Series ‘New Spaces for International Engagement’.
12 February | ‘Emerging Africa: The Middle Class and Development Challenges’ Carlos Lopes

12 February | ‘Emerging Africa: The Middle Class and Development Challenges’ Carlos Lopes

Dr Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, discussed on the transforming economy and emerging middle class in Africa as part of the SID Discussion Series ‘New Spaces for International Engagement’.

The 2015 Program for The Discussion Series ‘New Spaces for International Engagement’

We have an exciting line-up of great speakers planned for our Discussion Series ‘New spaces for International Engagement’. Join the discussions on development and international cooperation at the Institute for Social Siences.