TIDI Development Research Seminar Series


Index:

  • TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2016
  • TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2015
  • TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2014
  • TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2013

 


TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2016

  1. 12 February 2016: Speaker: Professor Myles Wickstead. "Aid and Development"
  2. 26 February 2016: Speaker: Professor William Molseley "Neoliberal Policy Reform and Food Security in West Africa"
  3. 11 March 2016: The Rise in Global Inequality
  4. 24 March 2016: Speaker: Prof. Brooke Harrington. "Inequality and the Wealth Management Profession"
  5. 17 October 2016: Speaker: Prof. Howard Stein "The World Bank, Experimentation, and the African Development Agenda"
  6. 4 November 2016: Speaker: Dearbhla Glynn "War against women in Eastern Congo"
  7. Autumn 2016

    TIDI Seminar: The World Bank, Experimentation, and the African Development Agenda

    TIDI is pleased to welcome Prof. Howard Stein, from the Dept. of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, to Trinity College. Prof. Stein will give a seminar entitled “The World Bank, Experimentation, and the African Development Agenda.” In the past two decades, economists and political scientists engaged in development studies have widely adopted the use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in their research. These so-called 'randomistas' have proven to be a highly influential network, spreading their methods and approaches from academia to aid organizations and, increasingly, governments in the global south. This paper traces the adoption of RCTs within one of their most influential proponents: The World Bank. A study of the rise of RCTs inside this organization provides a lens not only to critically evaluate the methodology itself but to look inside the Bank to examine their research methodology, policy formation, operational culture and institutional dynamics.

    Date: Monday 17th October 2016 Time: 11:00 - 12:00

    Venue: Haughton Lecture Theatre

     

    Details of the 2014/2015 TIDI Research Seminar Series:

    1. 27 March: Speaker: Dr. Ian Scoones, Co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre, Sussex University & Joint Convenor of the IDS-hosted Future Agricultures Consortium - "Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities"
    2. 6 March: Speaker: Prof. Brandon Hamber, Director INCORE, University of Ulster - "Masculinity as a Challenge in Peace-building"
    3. 27 February: Speaker: Niall Roche, WASH/Env. Health Specialist - "Hygiene, Sanitation & Water - The Forgotten Foundations of Health". View the presentation here.
    4. 13 February: Speaker: Dr. David Nyaluke, Institute for International Conflict  Resolution and Reconstruction, DCU - "Tanzania's October 2015 General Elections: Implications for  Development Futures of the State". View the presentation here.
    5. 28 November: Speaker: Ian White, Miller White Training and Consulting
    6. 14 November: Speaker: Shannette Budhai, Volunteering Quality Project Officer, Comhlamh - "The Ethics of Volunteering in Developing Countries". Resources discussed at this seminar are available as follows:
      1. Comhlamh's Survery on International Volunteering from Ireland, 2013
      2. Diaspara Volunteering: A Comhlamh Discussion Paper
      3. The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering: Combating Child Trafficking Through Ethical Voluntourism
      4. The Volunteer's Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gomEOHwE04I
      5. First Do No Harm: http://vimeo.com/22008886
      6. Schooling the World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLSIgZWNR9M
    7. 24 October: Speaker: Prof. Sam McConkey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - "The Ebola Crisis in West Africa".
    8. 17 October: Speaker: Sarah Franklyn, Natural Capital Services -"Climate Resilience: Permaculture & Famer Managed Natural Regeneration". View the Presentation here.
    9. 8 October: Prof. Howard Stein, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan - "Formalization, Dispossession and the G8 Land Agenda in Africa". View the Presentation here.

    Details of the 2013/2014 TIDI Research Seminar Series:

    • Friday, 28 March 2014; Dr. Muireann Brennan, Centre for Diseases Control (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, Adjunct Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin – “Northern Syria: The Changing Roles of non-UN actors within the complexities of the UN mandate in Syria”
    • Friday, 21 March 2014; Dr. Peter Kragelund, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Copenhagen – “Towards convergence and cooperation in the global development finance regime: Closing Africa's policy space?”. View the Presentation here
    • Friday, 14 March 2014; Prof. Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon - Capitalist Globalization and its Consequences
    • Friday, 7 March 2014; Dr. Alice Evans, Fellow of Human Geography, London School of Economics - "Women can do what men can do: the causes and consequences of growing flexibility in gender divisions of labour in the Zambian Copperbelt
    • Wednesday 27 November 2013; in partnership with IIIS - Prof. Bernard Calas, Geographer & Professor, University of Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux – “The Global Rose: from Kenya to the Markets"
    • Wednesday 13 November 2013 - Prof. Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin – “The Rise of the BRICS in Africa”. View the Presentation here.
    • Wednesday 23 October 2013 - Prof. Erich Mistrich, Comenius University, Bratislava - “From Water Shortage, Poverty and Energy Crises to Sustainable Development? A European Perspective”

TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2015


  1. 13 February: Speaker: Dr. David Nyaluke, Institute for International Conflict  Resolution and Reconstruction, DCU - 'Tanzania's October 2015 General Elections: Implications for  Development Futures of the state'. View the Presentation here.
  2. 27 February: Speaker: Niall Roche, WASH/Env. Health Specialist - "Hygiene, Sanitation & Water - The Forgotten Foundations of Health". View the presentation here
  3. 6 March: Speaker: Prof. Brandon Hamber, Director INCORE, University of Ulster - "Masculinity as a Challenge in Peace-building"
  4. 27 March: Speaker: Dr. Ian Scoones, Co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre, Sussex University & Joint Convenor of the IDS-hosted Future Agricultures Consortium - "Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities"
  5. 27 November 2015: Speaker: Philip O'Dwyer "Irish Business in Africa"

 


TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2014


  1. 7 March: Speaker: Dr. Alice Evans, Fellow of Human Geography, London School of Economics - "Women can do what men can do: the causes and consequences of growing flexibility in gender divisions of labour in the Zambian Copperbelt".
  2. 14 March: Speaker: Prof. Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon - "Capitalist Globalization and its Consequences".
  3. 21 March: Speaker: Dr. Peter Kragelund, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Copenhagen - "Towards convergence and cooperation in the global development finance regime: Closing Africa's policy space?". View the Presentation here.
  4. 8 October: Prof. Howard Stein, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan - "Formalization, Dispossession and the G8 Land Agenda in Africa". View the Presentation here.
  5. 17 October: Speaker: Sarah Franklyn, Natural Capital Services -"Climate Resilience: Permaculture & Famer Managed Natural Regeneration". View the Presentation here.
  6. 24 October: Speaker: Prof. Sam McConkey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - "The Ebola Crisis in West Africa".
  7. 14 November: Speaker: Shannette Budhai, Volunteering Quality Project Officer, Comhlamh - "The Ethics of Volunteering in Developing Countries". Resources discussed at this seminar are available as follows:
    1. Comhlamh's Survery on International Volunteering from Ireland, 2013
    2. Diaspara Volunteering: A Comhlamh Discussion Paper
    3. The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering: Combating Child Trafficking Through Ethical Voluntourism
    4. The Volunteer's Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gomEOHwE04I
    5. First Do No Harm: http://vimeo.com/22008886
    6. Schooling the World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLSIgZWNR9M
  8. 28 November: Speaker: Ian White, Miller White Training and Consulting

 


TIDI Development Research Seminar Series 2013


  1. 23 October: Speaker: Prof. Erich Mistrich, Comenius University, Bratislava - "From Water Shortage, Poverty and Energy Crisis to Sustainable Development? A European Perspective.
  2. 13 November: Speaker: Prof. Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin - "The Rise of BRICS in Africa".View the Presentation here.
  3. 27 November: Speaker: Prof. Bernard Calas, Geographer & Professor, University of Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux - "The Global Rose: From Kenya to the Markets".