|SID-NL lezingen, nov-dec 2011|
The role of the state in the development process: Notes from Africa
SID Lecture Series 2011-2012, ‘The State in a Globalizing World: problematic, yet indispensable’
- Monday 14 November 2011 - 18:00-19:30 - Amsterdam
Stephen Ellis, Senior researcher at the African Studies Centre and Desmond Tutu professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the VU University Amsterdam, will deliver the first lecture in the 2011-2012 SID lecture series on the role of the State. The state has traditionally been assigned a leading role in the development process. While views have changed over the decades regarding the relative merits of state intervention versus the private sector, the state remains the mainstay of international diplomatic relations and law. It is the building block of the international system. Yet of the United Nations’ 193 member-states, perhaps a quarter are widely regarded as ‘fragile’, ‘failed’, ‘failing’ or described with similar terms. Many such states are in Africa.
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‘A Tale of Four Hungers’ by Olivier de Schutter (UN)
Final lecture in SID/ISS-Series ‘Agriculture, Rural Employment, and Inclusive Growth’
- Monday 12 December 2011 - 18:00-20:00 - The Hague
Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food closes the SID/ISS lecture series ‘Agriculture, Rural Employment and Inclusive Growth’. His lecture ‘A Tale of Four Hungers’ proposes a diagnosis on hunger and malnutrition, based on the perspective provided by the human right to adequate food. It will describe the transitions that are required in order to both improve the incomes of the producers and improve access of consumers to fresh and nutritious foods. De Schutter will argue that governance issues are key in making these shifts that are at once urgent, vital, and possible.
Reports of previous lectures in this series can be found here.
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Looking back at the Conference 'Global Values in a Changing World: Challenging Universality'
On Wednesday 14 September SID Netherlands closed the 2010-2011 Lecture Series ‘Global Values in a Changing World’ with its annual conference in The Hague. It was organized together with Amnesty International, NCDO, PwC, and the Worldconnectors, and focused on the concept of Universality. About 120 people attended the event, and more than 300 people followed the conference online via the live stream. Missed the event? Please find the report and a 6 minutes video on www.sid-nl.org
Symposium 7 December 2012 for the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International
On 7 December 2011 a symposium is organized in Utrecht to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International. Keynote speakers are Ms. Lilian Gonçalves and Mr. Stephen Hopgood. Read more…
SID Publication - "Common Goods in a Divided World"
In June 2011 SID launched its new publication “Common Goods in a Divided World”, a compilation of the 2009-2010 Lecture Series and Conference on this theme. The book includes contributions by Herman Wijffels, Inge Kaul, Yvo de Boer, Andrew Mack and Franz-Josef Radermacher among others, and underlines the necessity to safeguard common interests through institutional facilities and arrangements. Visit the Publication Page at www.sid-nl.org for more information and order details.
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