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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

Wednesday 12 August, 2020 |

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

Wednesday 12 August, 2020 |

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. ...