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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Critical Development Studies P...
Fri. 7 October 2016, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEDT
This panel discussion will explore key issues around the Sustainable Development Goals launched in January 2016 from a critical development studies perspective. The Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development builds on the mixed success of the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) and sees itself as ‘a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity’. The purpose of this panel is to look at this agenda from a critical development studies perspective and ask if these new 17 goals can indeed end poverty once and for all and leave no one behind.
[Followed by a reception (3:30-5:00 pm); Directly RSVP by 1 October 2016: s.schmeidl[at]unsw.edu.au
Professor Anthony Bebbington, a 2016 recipient of the prestigious ARC Laureate Fellowship, is Director of the Graduate School of Geography and Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at Clark University and Professorial Research Fellow in the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK. His recent work has asked how the rapid expansion of investment in mining, oil and gas industries in South and Central America has transformed rural territories, and the extent to which social conflicts surrounding this process have driven changes in environmental governance.
Dr Robert Nurick is Executive Director of the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme (migratingoutofpoverty.dfid.gov.uk) at the University of Essex (UK). He has experience designing action research processes building on community priorities, perspectives and capacities. Through training and adult learning, he supports organisations and communities to co-create action plans for development. His research focuses on undocumented migration between Cambodia and Thailand.
Dr Heloise Weber is Senior Lecturer of International Relations and Politics of Development at the University of Queensland. Her main research interests are in the Global Politics of Development/Critical Development Studies and Global/International Political Economy (GPE/IPE), and relations of inequality.
Date and Time
Central Lecture Block 1 [Map Ref: E19]
University of New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales 2052