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Professor Chris Dolan joins the GSD Department!

We are delighted to have recently welcomed Chris Dolan to the School for Cross-faculty Studies as a Professor in Global Sustainable Development.

Prior to joining Warwick, Chris’ career was largely spent in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in South Africa, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. From 2006-2022 Chris was Director of the Refugee Law Project in Uganda from 2006-2022, a position in which he developed work with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing; Conflict, Transitional Justice and Governance; and the use of Media for Social Change.

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Tue 31 May 2022, 15:18 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development

GSD funding success: Getting creative with sustainability

Butterfly mural on Foleshill Road bridge over the Coventry Canal

Image credit: Alan Paxton

Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Clarke and Dr Alastair Smith for their successful applications to the ‘Getting Creative with Sustainability’ funding call!

The 'Getting Creative with Sustainability' funding aims to create the opportunity for local artists and creatives to work with Warwick researchers and external regional public/third sector organisations, around the broad theme of sustainability. These knowledge exchange-based collaborations will see the three parties involved sharing insights around sustainability research in its broadest sense within the context of the organisation or region. The projects will create a means for researchers, organisations, and creatives to work together via an innovative and creative collaboration, which is designed to stimulate, develop, or cement relationships between Warwick researchers and regional externals whilst supporting knowledge exchange, research development, impact, and communications.

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Special issue of TRAJECTORIA on graphic anthropology featuring Dr Charlie Rumsby

Still Image from Empathetic Ethics (Thomas and Rumsby 2020)

At the end of March a special issue of TRAJECTORIA, "Ethno-graphic Collaborations: Crossing Borders with Multimodal Illustration", was published. In a piece titled "Waters of Death and Life: The Evolution of an 'Ethno-Graphic'" by Dr Charlie Rumsby (a Visiting Research Fellow in the GSD Department) and Ben Thomas (an independent digital illustrator) we see an academic thesis in the process of being turned into an ethno-graphic novel.

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Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla shares her research on the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme

In the final episode of the Faculty of Arts at Home Series, Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla (Professor in Global Sustainable Development and Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies) gets us thinking about health and its delivery from a global perspective, by sharing her research on the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme. Hear from Stéphanie about what healthcare means to the professionals on the programme, as well as how the programme itself has impacted Cuban society.

Find out more about staff research interests in the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

Tue 05 Apr 2022, 14:53 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins presents on climate justice at the University of Antwerp

Waves coming into a Caribbean shore, with green foliage in the background

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, Assistant Professor in GSD, recently visited the University of Antwerp to deliver several sessions focused on climate justice. Leon was an invited Visiting Lecturer as a guest of the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).

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Join our Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 2 April 2022

At the University's upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 2 April 2022, we will be running the following online session:

  • Postgraduate Study in Global Sustainable Development, 1-2:30 pm UK time.

During this session you will hear from staff and current students in the Global Sustainable Development Department. This is a great opportunity to discover more about our MASc degree and our PhD programme.

Book your place on the Open Day and add our event to your agenda.


School for Cross-faculty Studies Public Lecture: Register Now

  • ‘Global Multiple Migration: Class-Based Mobility Capital of Elite Chinese Gay Men’
  • Wednesday 16 March 2022, 4-6 pm (GMT). The reception for this lecture will start at 4 pm and the talk will start at 4:30 pm.
  • Hybrid event: Room R1.15, Ramphal Building, and online on MS Teams.
  • All Warwick staff, students, and alumni, as well as the general public, are welcome to attend.

Register for the event.

Speaker

Susanne Choi Yuk Ping

Susanne Choi Yuk Ping is Professor at the Department of Sociology and the Co-Director of the Gender Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her D.Phil. in Sociology from Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Susanne uses a feminist lens to explore a diverse set of issues related to migration, gender, sexuality, family, work, and social movements in Chinese societies. Her lead–authored book Masculine Compromise (published by University of California Press) explores how men’s rural to urban migration shapes gender and family dynamics in post-socialist China. Her articles were published by American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, The China Quarterly, Work, Employment and Society, Gender, Work and Organization, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies among others.


Global Sustainable Development Competition: Entry Now Open!

Entry for the 2022 Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Competition is now open. Entries must be received by midnight UK time on Friday 29 April 2022. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a virtual event with GSD students and teaching staff. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes.

Tue 08 Feb 2022, 09:58 | Tags: GSD Outreach Global Sustainable Development Competition

UN Food Price Index understates soaring real cost of food, argues Dr Alastair Smith

Golden wheat in a field, blue sky in the background

Dr Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow in GSD, calls on the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to focus on real, not nominal food prices, in a correspondence piece published in Nature.


GSD students and staff get stuck in planting trees on campus

Staff and students from GSD planting trees for the COP Coppice

In December, a group from the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department and the Economics Department helped the Grounds Team plant several trees. This idea was born out of the Warwick Climate Negotiating Forum (WCNF) 2021 which took place in Term 1. Organised by and for students, the Forum asked attendees to step into the shoes of delegates from different nations to hold their own climate negotiations. Instead of handing out freebies such as pens and lanyards at the Forum, the WCNF Team chose to instead plant trees on campus; 26 trees to be exact, in light of COP26.

Find out more about tree planting and biodiversity projects on campus.


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