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A New Economics for Economic Security

Monday 3 June, 2024 | 14:00 -15:30

Location:

Online via Zoom

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

REGISTER HERE Strategic competition and economic security pose challenges for economic policymakers focused on optimising trade and commercial relationships as per traditional macroeconomics. Instead they are examining the role of industrial strategies – including subsidies, FDI screening and export bans to ensure the production and supply of critica...
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Citizen Science Now! Research by the Community

Monday 17 June, 2024 | 10:00 -18:00

Location:

UCL East Marshgate, 1st Floor, 7 Sidings Street, E20 2AE

Presenting a local's view of London, this exhibition is a collection of work by 'citizen scientists' - local researchers from all backgrounds conducting innovative research within their own communities. Co-curated by local citizen scientist Twinkle and the UCL Citizen Science Academy, the exhibition invites you to read the stories of local people, and explore the lives of those tackl...
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IGP 10th Anniversary: UK Week

Monday 17 June, 2024 | 09:00 -17:00

Location:

UCL East Marshgate

Join us in celebrating the work of our Prosperity Co-Lab for the UK (PROCOL UK) led by Dr Saffron Woodcraft Our PROCOL UK team is preparing to hold an exciting week of celebrations for our 10th Anniversary that will include a Citizen Science Festival held at UCL East, led by our UCL Citizen Science Academy lead Joseph Cook and Newham citizen scientist Twinkle Jayakumar; an event around our work advocating for and piloting universal basic services; presentations and ta...
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Apathy, Politics and Anxiety

Thursday 30 May, 2024 | 17:30 -19:00

Location:

G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Register HERE About the Speaker: Renata Salecl is a philosopher and sociologist. She is a Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis of Law at the School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London and a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her books, which have been translated into 20 lan...
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Polycrises and Policy Frameworks

Thursday 21 March, 2024 | 13:00 -16:00

Location:

Lecture Theatre 1.02, Malet Place Engineering Building

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Many authors have discussed ‘polycrises’ – multiple overlapping shocks in different domains. But what are the consequence for our economic policy frameworks? To what extent are inflation and fiscal targets combined with de facto ‘insurer of last resort’ the best policy mix in this context? Are we getting nearer the limits of this strategy? What does polycrisis mean for economic coordination and economic policy frameworks in both domestic and international domains? Keyn...
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Exhibition Opening: 'Don't Stop Drawing - Visual diaries of solidarity with Gaza'

Tuesday 19 March, 2024 | 14:00 -16:00

Location:

P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD

PROCOL Lebanon

Don't Stop Drawing - Visual diaries of solidarity with Gaza is a linear timeline-based exhibition of works by the two Lebanese artists and longtime friends: Mazen Kerbaj, living in Berlin, and Jana Traboulsi, living in Beirut. As a response to the ongoing devastating war on Gaza, the two artists started drawing and posting on their Instagram pages. The works expose Israel's injustice towards Palestinians through bold and anchoring imagery. The artists draw as a coping mechani...
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A Just Transition or Just a Transition? Energy and Climate Policy in the in the Middle East and North Africa

Wednesday 20 March, 2024 | 17:00 -18:30

Location:

UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX

PROCOL Lebanon

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces serious economic, political, social, environmental, conflict, and security challenges and vulnerabilities, which are further exacerbated by climate change. In this region, rich in and dependent on oil and gas, countries have adopted ambitious energy transition and net-zero emissions targets. The ensuing projects (announced and planned) have been presented as opportunities for unmatched new exports as well as green economic, environmental, a...
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How to Fast Forward Impact Through Volunteering: Lebanon and the UK Lens

Tuesday 19 March, 2024 | 18:00 -20:30

Location:

People's Mission Hall, 20-22 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1EW

Fast Forward 2030

Join us for Fast Forward 2030's event part of our Lebanon-themed week of events in London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the IGP. Hear from entrepreneurs from Lebanon and the UK about how they empower volunteers to drive impact. We'll explore the contextual differences between the two regions and transferable models. The event will be accompanied by a buffet reception and drinks. BOOK YOUR PLACE ...
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Building democracy and accountability through labour movements in Lebanon

Thursday 21 March, 2024 | 16:30 -18:00

Location:

G29 JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL Anatomy Building, London, WC1E 6BT

PROCOL Lebanon

Anne-Kirstine Rønn is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Aarhus University and has been awarded a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Carlsberg Foundation. Her research explores opposition movements in ethno-religiously divided societies with a particular focus on Lebanon and Iraq. In her PhD, she investigated the challenges protesters in Lebanon’s 2019 October Uprising faced when seeking to ...
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IGP Annual Alumni Day

Monday 17 June, 2024 | 11:00 -17:00

Location:

UCL East - Marshgate, Room 414, 7 Sidings Street London E20 2AE

Join us for our first annual alumni day at UCL's new Marshgate campus in Stratford. This event will involve presentations about our latest research and impact, a hackathon to develop a state of the world's prosperity 2024 publication, and the launch of an exhibition celebrating the achievements of IGP's citizen scientists. Location: UCL East - Marshgate, 414 7 Sidings Street London E20 2AE ...
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Green New Deal for Lebanon and MENA: A Transformative Approach

Wednesday 20 March, 2024 | 09:00 -12:30

Location:

UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, Gower Street, South Wing, London, WC1E 6BT

PROCOL Lebanon

This seminar explores the key challenges and opportunities for developing a Green New Deal for Lebanon and the MENA region. The imminent threats of climate change call for a swift and comprehensive approach that combines sustainable economic development, decolonial politics, and ecological responsibility for a more equitable and resilient future for the region. Escalating temperatures, extreme weather events, and biodiversity loss are expected to cost the MENA region between 6 and 14 percent ...
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The politics of decolonial investigations and the ethics of solidarity

Tuesday 19 March, 2024 | 09:00 -12:00

Location:

Chandler House (UCL), 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

PROCOL Lebanon

What does decoloniality for the Middle East look like today and what kinds of ethics do we need to challenge ongoing coloniality and its manifestations? What forms of knowledge production and dissemination can we garner for effective critique, as well as for envisaging pathways to future justice? What practices of solidarity – be they local, national or transnational – could we establish to affirm the principles of care, equality and justice, but also to unlock potentialities for solutions to...
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Book Launch: Toward an Integrated Science of Wellbeing

Tuesday 21 November, 2023 | 18:00 -19:30

Location:

225 Central House, UCL

There has always been interest in understanding what constitutes the good life and the basis for creating it. Much has been written about health and wellbeing at multiple scales, from the physical and psychological through to the societal and environmental. Wellbeing has been studied from the perspectives of psychology, medicine, economics, social science, ecology, and political science. However, the interconnections between these scales and perspectives have received far less attention. ...
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Prosperity in east London: a citizen's view

Friday 14 July, 2023 | 09:00 -05:00

Location:

Applecart Arts Theatre 207 Plashet Grove London E6 1BX United Kingdom

14 July 2023–21 July 2023, 9:00 am–5:00 pm Explore the impact of large-scale urban redevelopment on diverse communities through the residents' own stories Step into the world of east London's communities as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of urban regeneration. "Prosperity in east London: a citizen's view" invites you to witness their stories and explore the obstacles they face in achieving prosperity. Through captivating...
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Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) for Macroeconomics

Tuesday 13 June, 2023 | 14:00 -17:30

Location:

Bank of England, Moorgate Auditorium - 20 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6DA

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

The Bank of England and Rebuilding Macroeconomics are co-hosting an event on ‘Agent-Based Modelling for Macroeconomics’ with Professor Giovanni Dosi, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies at the Bank of England. The event will be discussing a forthcoming book by Giovanni on the “The Foundations of Complex Evolving Economies” as well as, how Agent-based models can illuminate analysis of technology, innovation and macroeconomic policy. The event is tailored to the needs of policy-makers...
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Festschrift for Alan Kirman

Thursday 16 March, 2023 | 15:30 -18:00

Location:

Bank of England, Moorgate Auditorium - 20 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6DA

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

This event was organised by IGP's Rebuilding Macroeconomics. Please register here. View the final event programme and notes ...
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Soundbites and Director's Seminars: Prosperity and the Popular

Friday 24 May, 2024 |

Location:

E28, Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre Gordon Street (25) London WC1H 0AY United Kingdom

Announcing the Spring 2023 Soundbites and Director's Seminars, a series of public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity. This seminar series looks at the radical potential of ‘the popular’. The starting point is that by focussing on the social and cultural relations, meanings and artefacts which hold together communities in times of crisis, we can develop critical ideas and strategies that can advance prosperity and inclusion. T...
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Agricultural Digital Solutions Webinar

Monday 5 December, 2022 | 02:00

Location:

Online

This event brings together entrepreneurs from Lebanon, London and Africa who run businesses that provide digital solutions in agriculture. Food security is increasingly becoming a major concern due to reduction in food productivity, increasing food wastage and inefficiencies in agricultural value chains globally. These challenges require innovations th...
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Will the world end its addiction to growth?

Wednesday 19 October, 2022 | 18:00 -21:00

Location:

16 Taviton Street, room 347

With a diverse range of disruptive thinkers, the UCL Society for Global Prosperity is organising various events, from external speaker events & panel talks to collaborative change-campaigns with like-minded organisations, in attempt to spread awareness for humanity’s need to reconceive and redesign the socio-economic mechanisms exploiting people and the planet in the name of exponential growth. Society for Global Prosperity’s Launch Event The Society’s launch ...
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Soundbites and Director's Seminars: Entrepreneurship and Prosperity in Extreme Contexts

Wednesday 14 September, 2022 |

Location:

Online

Announcing the 2022 Autumn Soundbites and Director's Seminars, a series of public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity This series seeks to understand how to find a way to prosperity in an era where unprecedented extreme events - a rising humanitarian crisis, health crisis, price shocks, and extreme weather conditions - are becoming the standard. Indeed, these unparalleled manifestations have been occurring in such a short amount of time t...
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Our Time on Earth exhibition - 'Sharing Prosperity'

Thursday 5 May, 2022 |

Location:

Barbican Centre

Climate Emergency Arts Europe

An immersive exploration of radical new ideas for the way we live. Launching May 2022, at the Barbican Centre Imagine a world where all exchange is based on radical solidarity… The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), in collaboration with art direction from studio DVTK, explores how the relational economy could look and feel in 2040 through an emotional and interact...
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Escaping the UK’s Tax Trap

Thursday 10 March, 2022 | 13:00 -14:15

Location:

Zoom

PROCOL UK Public Services

Rising pressures on public spending, the transformation to Net Zero, and the cost of living crisis are all contributing to an urgent challenge to how we fund our societies and maintain productive economies in the 21st century Tax rises will be needed. But what kinds of tax reform will be politically acceptable? Are there opportunities to change the shape of the state? Can Universal Basic Services support tax reform, Levelling Up, and Net Zero ambitions? How do we protect economic per...
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Henrietta Chairs "Re-imagining Urban Livelihoods" Session at KNOW CONFERENCE: The Future of Urban Equality - Knowledge, Partnerships And Pathways In Action

Tuesday 8 February, 2022 | 12:00 -13:30

Location:

Online

KNOW

The Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) programme would like to share 4 years of research and capacity building in a conference that will run from 7-10 February 2022.The main aims of the KNOW Conference are to share the key findings that contribute to: shaping action pathways to urban equality at local, national and international scales;addressing theories and practices related to...
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World Wetlands Day 2022 Conference

Wednesday 2 February, 2022 |

Location:

Online via Zoom

World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February, aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. A call to take action for wetl...
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Clean Growth Leadership Network - Reflecting on a year of chaos; re-imagining the road ahead

Thursday 16 December, 2021 | 08:00

Location:

Online

Climate Emergency

The Clean Growth Leadership Network (CGLN) in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) will reflect on climate change developments, COP26, Covid-19 and where to go from here if we are to build societal resilience and prosperity in an age unprecedented global change. Join the discussion of CGLN fellows: Joan MacNaughton – Climate Group...
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Fourth Annual Women in Macroeconomics Conference: Who is the 'individual' in Macroeconomics?

Thursday 9 December, 2021 | 14:00 -18:20

Location:

Online via Zoom

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

This conference is hosted by IGP's Rebuilding Macroeconomics. In modern macroeconomics the decision-making agent is unequivocally the individual. If we enquire more about who she or he may be, we are told it is someone with their own tastes and preferences, and that they make their choice in splendid isolation from everyone else. Anything else would be ‘unscientific’. This definition is indiscriminate, untestable and, of course, tells us absolutely nothing about who she or he really i...
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Symposium: Infrastructural Solutions for Lebanon’s Turbulent Times

Tuesday 23 November, 2021 | 13:30 -17:00

Location:

Online via Zoom

RELIEF Infrastructure

Lebanon’s crisis of economic and political instability has led to severe deficits in infrastructural provision and essential public services, from electricity cuts and fuel shortages, to new pressures on water systems and waste management. This raises a number of important questions about current and future possibilities for post-crisis recovery: What happens to infrastructures and public services in times of economic decline and political instability? What possibilities are there to create s...
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Soundbites and Director's Seminars: Rethinking how we finance prosperity

Thursday 7 October, 2021 |

Location:

Online

Announcing the 2021 Autumn Soundbites and Director's Seminars, a series of public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity This series seeks to rethink the relationship between finance and prosperity. The term prosperity is often understood in relation to wealth, and in the contemporary world, wealth is often produced through financial capitalism. However, new ideas about inclusive and sustainable prosperity are being co-produced...
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Venice Biennale 2021: Beirut Shifting Grounds

Saturday 22 May, 2021 |

Location:

https://beirutshiftinggrounds.com/Urban

RELIEF PROCOL Lebanon Public Services Arts Infrastructure

Data from the RELIEF Centre and CatalyticAction project Assessing Vulnerabilities in Post-Blast Beirut is now featured in the Shifting Grounds Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2021 The expo foregrounds improvisation practices that give life to Beirut's ground and define the experience of the city, making it vibrant and benevolent despite its adversities. ...
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Rethinking planetary prosperity: are we measuring what we value?

Thursday 3 June, 2021 | 17:00 -18:00

Location:

online

Prosperity Index

Professor Henrietta L. Moore in conversation with Professor Sir Charles Godfray will explore issues raised by the Dasgupta Report on the Economics of Biodiversity. How will this report drive change in the future? A social science perspective on the issues that are usually over-looked by economists and natural scientists. To register and watch this talk live: www.crowdcast...
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Climate Exp0 Conference

Monday 17 May, 2021 | 15:00 -16:00

Location:

online

Climate Emergency

The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of more than 55 UK-based universities who are working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference. The Network's mission is to ensure that the UK academic sector plays an active role in delivering a successful COP26, getting all players on track to deliver a zero-carbon, resilient world. As part of this work, six months prior to the COP26 meeting in November 2021, the COP26 Univ...
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Researching adolescent mental health in contexts of forced displacement

Tuesday 11 May, 2021 | 12:00 -14:00

Location:

Online

Researching adolescent mental health in contexts of forced displacement: sharing experiences and emerging lessons across contexts and disciplines This webinar will provide an opportunity to explore different disciplinary approaches to conducting research with adolescents who have been forcibly displaced by considering the relationship between displacement and mental health, how to define/measure adolescent mental health and how to collect and share data ethica...
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Sustainable Energy Access for Communities | Free Online Course

Monday 3 May, 2021 |

RELIEF Energy

Learn the techniques to help communities move towards a renewable energy future and apply them to change your community. Access to energy is vital to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and we can achieve this through environmentally sustainable solutions. To do this, we need to identify the right...
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Beyond Coronavirus: How Does the World Recover?

Thursday 13 May, 2021 | 12:30 -14:00

Location:

Online

A live, online event hosted by Queen’s University, examining the health & socio-economic impact of Covid-19 in the most vulnerable countries Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to host Professor Henrietta Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL, to deliver a keynote address ‘Beyond Coronavirus: How Does The World Recover?'. The event , which will examine the health and socio-economic imp...
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Inclusive Spaces: Preventing ‘ruins of regeneration’ through youth-led co-design

Wednesday 19 May, 2021 | 13:00 -14:00

Location:

Online

PROCOL UK

In East London, regeneration can have negative consequences for young people – but youth-led design can address them. Regeneration can negative connotations and consequences for young East Londoners. They rarely feature in industrial strategies, and are often not engaged in regeneration schemes. This has resulted in a feeling of displacement, powerlessness, and isolation. The Fuse team is a group of young design thinkers, researchers and youth workers from East London. We've ...
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Say what your longing heart desires. Women, prayer and poetry in Iran

Wednesday 28 April, 2021 | 16:00 -17:30

Location:

Online

A seminar from the TAKHAYYUL Project at IGP Niloofar Haeri is Professor of Anthropology and the Program Chair for Islamic Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of Sacred Language, Ordinary People, among other works. Her research has centered on Egypt and Iran. Following the 1979 revolution, the Iranian government set out to Islamize society. Muslim piety had to be visible, in personal appearance and in action. Iranians were told to pray...
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Symposium on Systemic Recovery

Tuesday 27 April, 2021 | 13:30 -18:00

Location:

Online

Professor Henrietta L. Moore speaks at the symposium on systemic recovery, a 2-day virtual Symposium of four sessions from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, The Fields Institute and Rebuilding Macroeconomics. Professor Moore w...
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Rebuilding Prosperity: A Conversation for Change - London

Monday 26 April, 2021 | 14:00 -17:00

Location:

Online

Can the political and socio-economic orthodoxies - that have failed to stem the decline in democratic and societal participation, and overseen growing inter and intra regional inequalities - build back better and level up Britain in the wake of COVID-19? As we emerge from the shadow of the COVID pandemic we face an unprecedented triple threat: global recessiona rapidly degrading environmentenduring and widening inequalities Policymakers hav...
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Working Through Crisis conference

Monday 22 March, 2021 |

Location:

Online

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The historical placement of research questions is key for the people whose lives and livelihoods are at stake and requires a critical response from researchers. In a context like Lebanon, research and researchers must continuously re-position their inquiries and convictions to respond to a continually changing geography. Lebanon is experiencing several intersecting crises: infrastructural incapacity, economic instability, a global health pandemic, a suspended re...
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New Conversations New Connections

Thursday 18 March, 2021 | 10:30 -12:00

Location:

Online

The foundations of the UK’s modern social security system were established in 1942, with the aim of alleviating the great social challenges faced by communities, families and individuals whose lives and experiences were very different to their modern-...
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How to build a prosperous city: key workers in the community

Wednesday 17 March, 2021 | 18:00

Location:

Online

Key workers are an invisible infrastructure of the city. They have earned attention during the coronavirus like never before. This event brings together London leaders championing key workers in the city to address:What is urban prosperity and what part do key workers play in creating it?How is individual and collective prosperity determined by the fabric of the city and its built environment?What factors signal changes to urban prosperity, for the better or the ...
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The IGP's Director's Seminars Series

Thursday 21 January, 2021 |

Upcoming Director's Seminars:Thursday 21 January, 16.00-18.00: Inclusive Development Futures, Dr. Indrajit Roy (University of York)Thursday 4 February, 16.00-18.00: Levelling up our communities: proposals for a new covenant, Danny Kruger MPThursday 25 February, 16....
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The IGP's Soundbite series

Thursday 14 January, 2021 |

Upcoming SoundbitesThursday 14 January, 13.00-14.00: Locally led experimentation: Testing components of Universal Basic Services, Sarah Dew (Camden Council)Thursday 28 January, 13.00-14.00: Local actions to deliver more inclus...
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Book launch: "Spacing Debt" by Dr Christopher Harker

Wednesday 3 March, 2021 | 17:00

You are warmly invited to the launch of Dr Christopher Harker's book Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine.Register hereIn Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine, Dr Harker demonstrates that financial debt is as muc...
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Book Launch: “Working Out Desire: Women, Sport, and Self-Making in Istanbul” By Sertaç Sehlikoglu

Wednesday 25 November, 2020 | 17:00 -18:30

BOOK NOWYou are cordially invited to Sertaç Sehlikoglu’s book launch. In her book “Working out Desire”, Sehlikoglu traces Istanbulite women’s enthusiasm for exercise, or as they call it spor merakı (interest/curiosity of sport), which was followed by one and half million women during the years she conducted her field research. She explores thi...
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The IGP's Soundbites Series

Thursday 1 October, 2020 |

Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actors working in new and traditional sectors, outside of academia. The Soundbite gives the audience an insight into how their organisation contributes to sustainable and inclusive prosperity.REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE15 October...
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The IGP's Director’s Seminars Series

Thursday 1 October, 2020 |

The IGP's Director's Seminars are an opportunity for audiences to get an in-depth theoretical perspective on sustainable and inclusive prosperity. These Seminars are given by academics who are pushing for new ways of thinking and new ways of researching society's grand challenges.REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE08 October 2020, 4:00 pm–6:00 pmRuth Y...
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Fast Forward 2030: Food Waste

Tuesday 25 February, 2020 | 19:00 -21:30

Location:

Wayra 20 Air Street London W1B 5AN

Fast Forward 2030 Food

Enjoy a series of talks, panel discussion, Q&A and networking with London's leading figures in the effort to transform the food waste crisisAbout this EventOne third of food is wasted globally yet we still have more than ...
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The IGP's Director’s Seminars Series

Thursday 23 January, 2020 |

Location:

UCL Campus

The IGP's Director's Seminars are an opportunity for audiences to get an in-depth theoretical perspective on sustainable and inclusive prosperity. These Seminars are given by academics who are pushing for new ways of thinking and new ways of researching society's grand challenges.Understanding the essence of institutions and consequences of institutional change is essential for building more inclusive, equitable and prosperous societies. This Director’s Seminar series explores the topi...
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The IGP's Soundbites Series

Thursday 16 January, 2020 |

Location:

UCL Campus

Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actors working in new and traditional sectors, outside of academia. The Soundbite gives the audience an insight into how their organisation contributes to sustainable and inclusive prosperity.Speakers in this Soundbite series lead enterprises, organizations and initiatives employing innovative strategies and technologies to provoke change in the serv...
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Fast Forward 2030: Sustainable Cities

Tuesday 26 November, 2019 | 19:00 -21:30

Location:

Wayra - 20 Air Street, London W1B 5AN

Fast Forward 2030

Run by the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, Fast Forward 2030 is a network and platform of entrepreneurs who believe that in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), entrepreneurs need to incorporate them into their business models.On Tuesday, 26 November, we are focusing on SDG 11, which calls on us to 'make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable' - sustainable cities.A better world depe...
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Soundbite: Check Global: Building a Digital Literacy Network Across the World

Thursday 5 December, 2019 | 13:00 -14:00

Location:

Bentham House LG11 Lecture Room 4–8 Endsleigh Gardens London WC1H 0EG

The BCU and Meedan teams have been recently successful with a new round of funding to expand their work on the Check project from the MENA to include new partners in East Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The aim of Check Global is to collaborate with an international network of independent media organizations, journalism schools and human rights researchers in the developing world to create open source tools and online and offline training to support emerging practices in digital med...
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Soundbite: Data, Power and Consent in Humanitarian Support

Thursday 21 November, 2019 | 13:00 -14:00

Location:

Bentham House LG11 Lecture Room 4–8 Endsleigh Gardens London WC1H 0EG

Madeleine Maxwell Madeleine is Research Manager at The Engine Room. She works on projects at the intersection between people, social justice and technology, such as exploring the lived experience of Digital ID users, or the challenges faced by digital security practitioners working in civil society. Before The Engine Room, Madeleine worked in the UK social sector in design and research teams, on projects ranging from building financial resilience among low income single parents, to public eng...
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Director's Seminar: Climate Change Politics in Urban Environments

Thursday 12 December, 2019 | 16:00 -18:00

Location:

Roberts Building G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT UCL Engineering Front Building, Torrington Place London WC1E 7JE

Director's Seminar: Playing climate change politics in urban environments: how urban imaginaries have shaped international climate policy since 1989About The SpeakerVanesa Castán BrotoUniversity of SheffieldVanesa joined the Urban Institute in September 2017, following her appointment as a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her research has been funded by the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, EPSRC and the Institution of ...
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Soundbite: Innovating Bold, Fast and Responsibly: How to Resolve the Tension Between Growth and Responsibility in the Digital Economy

Thursday 31 October, 2019 | 13:00 -14:00

Location:

Bentham House LG11 Lecture Room 4–8 Endsleigh Gardens London WC1H 0EG

Rachel Coldicutt, CEO of Doteveryone the responsible tech think tank, will explain how, in business, showing that you actively consider and care about the impact of the products and services you're developing on people and society is rapidly becoming one of the most important levers for growth. She will also share some of the practical tools and resources Doteveryone has developed to help businesses reconcile big ethical dilemmas with hands-on decisions.Doteveryone...
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Director's Seminar: Performing Rights: Contemporary Art, the Refugee Condition, and the Alibi of Engagement

Thursday 14 November, 2019 | 16:00 -18:00

Location:

Roberts Building, G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT UCL Engineering Front Building, Torrington Place London WC13 7JE

Contemporary artists are increasingly engaging with some of the most pressing issues facing our world today, from globalisation, migration and citizenship to conflict, sustainability, gentrification, and social activism.Anthony Downey will discuss the implications of this engagement in relation to human rights and conditions of displacement. If the disavowal or absence of legal and political representation is a feature of being a refugee, then what happens, he will ask, when artistic represen...
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Soundbite: AI and Human Rights Investigations

Thursday 17 October, 2019 | 13:00 -14:00

Location:

Bentham House LG11 Lecture Room London WC1H 0EG

Technology has changed journalism, business, governance, and human rights work. How are human rights investigators grappling with the challenges presented by AI, social media, deepfakes, and data at a global scale? On 21 December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 71/248, establishing the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under International Law committe...
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Director's Seminar: Migration, Globalisation, Work and Poverty

Thursday 24 October, 2019 | 16:00 -18:00

Location:

Roberts Building G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT UCL Engineering Front Building, Torrington Place London WC1E 7JE

The lecture will start with stylised facts on recent international trends in migration and the composition of migrant populations. We will next discuss how migration can affect the economies of receiving countries, and how the economic effects of immigration can be measured, providing several examples. We will then ask how much economic considerations actually matter for the way people assess immigration policy. We will look at research that investigates how majority populations form their vi...
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We Are 5 - Professor Homi Bhabha, On Global Perplexity and Global Prosperity

Thursday 10 October, 2019 | 18:00 -20:00

Location:

British Museum, Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG

DescriptionThe Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL welcomes Professor Homi Bhabha (Harvard University) for his seminar "On Global Perplexity and Global Prosperity: Migration and Dignity" on October 10th at the British Museum.About this SeminarThis seminar is part of the IGP Soundbites and Director’s Seminars series. It also marks the start of We Are 5 – a year-long series of events to celebrate the IGP’s fifth birthday. Taking its theme ...
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Soundbite: The Scramble for Data: How & Why Surveillance Is Being Exported Around the World

Thursday 3 October, 2019 | 13:00 -14:00

Location:

Bentham House LG11 Lecture Room 4–8 Endsleigh Gardens London WC1H 0EG

This talk explores how neo-colonial and hegemonic countries are exporting and outsourcing digital surveillance capabilities around the world, including to authoritarian governments who use the capabilities to spy on activists, journalists and opposition groups. It looks at how various security agencies and government departments in the US, EU, and China have historically provided surveillance training, technology, and money to foreign surveillance agencies in the context of the Cold War and i...
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The IGP's Director’s Seminars Series Autumn 2019

Friday 24 May, 2024 |

The IGP's Director's Seminars series are public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and open to all.**Please register for each Director's Seminar on Eventbrite. The links for each event are listed above their description.**The IGP's Director's Seminars are an opportunity for audiences to get an in-depth theoretical perspective on sustainable and incl...
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The IGP's Soundbites Series Autumn 2019

Friday 24 May, 2024 |

The IGP's Soundbites series are public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and open to all.**Please register for each Soundbite on Eventbrite. The links for each event are listed above their description.**Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actors working ...
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Financing Prosperity by Dealing with Debts

Thursday 12 September, 2019 | 09:30 -17:00

Location:

IAS Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies, South Wing, Wilkins Building, Gower, Street University College London, WC1E 6BT

Financing Prosperity

Register on EventbriteDescriptionHow do we finance the lives we want in the face of historically high and rising levels of household indebtedness? What are the solutions or escape routes for those enduring such debts, and for transforming the institutions and practices producing them?With ...
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Secure Livelihoods and Digital Technologies in East London

Wednesday 17 July, 2019 | 08:30 -10:30

Location:

Studio 9294, 92 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Public Services

Register on EventbriteWorried that you have to choose between profit and your people? Want to influence big institutions so businesses succeed and local people prosper through new technologies? Want to know what businesses need so they can do the right thing by their staff? Then this event is for you. ...