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Brexit, Trump and the Implications for Development- A Review

by Laura Bennett Given the events that continue to dominate world politics, I was only too eager to attend the talk entitled ‘Brexit, Trump and the Implications for Development’, featuring a very diverse range of speakers. The discussion was chaired

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Posted in International Relations, Policy

Liberia, Ebola and the Pitfalls of State-building

by Priska Dibiasi The Sussex Africa Centre and the Institute of Development Studies recently invited Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey from the University of Oxford to discuss her latest research at a joint event. She presented her findings at the event

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Posted in Global Health, International Relations

Anthropology Between Europe and the Pacific: Values and Prospects for a Relationship Beyond Relativism

by Laura Bennett As part of the School of Global Studies Anthropology seminar series, I recently went along to hear Joel Robbins, a Social Anthropology professor at Cambridge, discuss his research entitled ‘Anthropology between Europe and the Pacific: Values and

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Posted in Ethnography, Rights

Proving Torture

by Rosa Jones Empathy is a complex emotion. It is not always readily elicited when the matter in concern is torture. The subject disturbs our natural sense of justice to the point that most will want to shield themselves from

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Posted in Policy, Rights, Torture

Black Holes and Climate Revelations

by Pip Roddis Week 1 of COP22 has come to an end. Listening to music, musing over the experience of being a youth delegate to a UNFCCC conference, familiar lyrics took on a new meaning: “Our hopes and expectations, black

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Posted in Alumni, Climate Change, Policy