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Global Studies PhD Lecture Series 2018 Spring timetable

Here is the full timetable for the Global Studies PhD Lecture Series Spring 2018:   Advertisements

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The Possibilities and Limitations of Discourses on Stress and Burnout among Aid Workers in Kenya

Gemma Houldey // Development Studies // 21st March 2018 // 1-2pm // Arts C133 Abstract: It is widely recognised that humanitarian workers are likely to suffer from severe forms of stress. A survey of aid workers conducted by the Guardian newspaper … Continue reading

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Teaching and learning in contemporary India: neoliberal subjectivities and relational ontologies

Rich Thornton // Anthropology // 21st February //1-2pm // Arts C133 On February 21st 2018, the new Global Studies lecture series started with a lecture from Rich Thornton. The abstract is as follows: This lecture offers a summary of how … Continue reading

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International Institutions as the Battlefields: The EU-US Rivalry over a WTO’s Agreement on Competition Policy

Hammed Roohani // International Relations // Wednesday 3rd May 2017 // 1-3pm // Arts C133 Hammed’s study examines the capacity of the WTO for fostering cooperation between the EU and the US for the Agreement on Competition Policy. Given the successful cooperation of … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Banana versus Dollar Banana: A study of a neo-colonial relationship in Costa Rica

Layla Zaglul // International Development // Wednesday 26th April 2017 // 1-3pm // Arts C133 Fairtrade advertising campaigns make a promise to the consumers: if they buy this product, they are assuring that the people who make that product are getting fair wages … Continue reading

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Is obesity a negative word? Health professionals’ experiences and understanding of obesity management in Brighton and Hove

Lavinia Bertini // Anthropology // Wednesday 5th April 2017 // 1-3pm // Arts A103 According to statistics, the UK is the most “obese” country in Europe and obesity is described as a “burden” for the NHS in national policies. Here, obesity is biomedically … Continue reading

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Seeing and Being Indigenous at COP-21: Who are indigenous people and what are they for?

George Byrne // International Development // Wednesday 22nd March 2017 // 3-4pm // Arts C 133 In the so called ‘middle grounds’, the mutually comprehensible spaces on cultural frontiers, some people who are indigenous apparently become something else. They continue to … Continue reading

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