How Change Happens: Australian seminars 3-6 April by Duncan Green
Dr Duncan Green presents the ideas from his recent book, How Change Happens, in a series of appearances across Australia next month. Organised by the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, the events are co-presented by DLP in partnership with a range of development and research agencies.
Duncan, Oxfam Great Britain’s Senior Strategic Adviser, first joins Sydney Ideas at the University of Sydney on 3 April 2017 to explore the topic of social and political change from the perspective of international development. He will be in conversation with Dr Thushara Dibley, Deputy Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.
On April 4, at ANU in Canberra, Duncan will give a seminar on Understanding how change happens hosted by Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, and Nicole Haley, Convenor of the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program.
Finally, on 6 April in Melbourne, Duncan Green will take part in a panel discussion co-presented by RDI, DLP, Oxfam Australia and the International Women's Development Agency (IWDA). Considering the question How will change happen in a post-truth world?, Duncan will be joined by Judith Grayley MP, Dr Kylie Fisk from IWDA, Nkosana Mafico from the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad and Rebecca Wilson from Australian Progress.
All three events are free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register online using the links on each of the event pages.
Duncan is a Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and a visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. His blog, From Poverty to Power, is one of the most widely read on international development. His previous roles include Senior Policy Adviser on trade and development at the UK’s Department for International Development and policy analyst on trade and globalisation at CAFOD.
How Change Happens aims to bridge the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists. It draws on first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as Duncan’s own insights from his work and studies. The book uses these perspectives to test current thinking on the processes of progressive change.