We have an exciting line-up of great speakers planned for our Discussion Series ‘New spaces for International Engagement’. Stay on the frontlines of the debate on development and international cooperation by joining the discussion with these prominent experts at the Institute for Social Sciences.

Carlos Lopes Thursday 12 February | Carlos Lopes
 ‘Emerging Africa: The Middle Class and Development Challenges’ 
Join the discussion on the emerging middle class in Africa’s transforming economy. Dr. Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, will discuss the key challenges and opportunities for the economy of Africa.

 TuSanja Kellyesday 17 March | Sanja Kelly
‘Internet, The Last Bastion of Unlimited Freedom?’
Join the lecture on global internet freedom. Sanja Kelly, the Project Director of Freedom on the Net, will assess whether freedom of speech has free play on the digital realm or if the medium is getting more restricted by the increase in surveillance measures over the past year.

 7 AAlan Fowlerpril | Alan Fowler
‘Effective Development, A Matter of Finding The Right Interlocutor?’
Join the discussion on how to manage an effective multi-actor collaboration that is required to tackle a society’s complex social dilemmas and problems, such as poverty, inequality and discrimination of women. Alan Fowler is a professor at the Institute of Social Studies.

 28 foto Stephanie Griffith-JonesApril | Stephany Grifith-Jones  
‘After The Crisis, An Egalitarian Europe?’
Join the discussion on the effects of the financial crisis and the necessity of a reformed international financial system. Stephany Grifith-Jones is the Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University with a focus on global capital flows and emerging markets.
images 12 May | Udan Fernando 

‘’New Spaces for Civic Engagement In Politics. From Arab Spring to A Sri Lankan Monsoon’
Join the discussion on the re-emergence of civil engagement in politics with Udan Fernando, the Executive Director for the Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA).

Register For This Fascinating Lecture By Sending An Email to registration@sidnl.org

SID members and students have free access, non-members pay fee €7.50
The monthly lectures are on Tuesdays from 16:00 to 17:45
At ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague