'How Change Happens': Birmingham seminar with Duncan Green, 19 January
On Thursday 19 January 2017 we welcome Oxfam's Strategic Adviser Duncan Green to the University of Birmingham to discuss the themes of his new book How Change Happens. The presentation will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing.
Human society is full of would-be 'change agents', a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organisations. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect.
Yet scholarly discussions of change are fragmented. They rarely cross disciplinary boundaries or make it onto the radars of those actively seeking change.
How Change Happens bridges the gap between academia and practice. It brings together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore social and political change. It was published in October by Oxford University Press.
At this free event, Duncan Green will share examples from the global experience of Oxfam, as well as his insights from studying and working on international development. We hope you can join us. See further details.