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Meeting Minds in Oxford Alumni Weekend
The department is hosting two events as part of the University's Meeting Minds alumni weekend.
11:00-12:00 - Multidimensional poverty: from research to effective global and national social policy
Speakers: Drs Usha Kanagaratnam and Ricardo Nogales, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative
If we are to tackle poverty effectively, we have to have a clear understanding of what it is. Researchers in Oxford pioneered a new approach to poverty measurement, which is now starting to transform the way many countries in the global South understand and address poverty in all its forms and dimensions.
16:00 -17:00 - Future of political Islam: developments in the Middle East post-Arab Spring
Speaker: Professor Masooda Bano, ODID
The Arab Spring brought the Islamists to the forefront but only to be soon ousted by the military or weakened due to civil war or internal strife. This talk will examine political developments across the Middle East and Gulf to explore if we are indeed witnessing the end of political Islam, as some predict, or if we are to see its strong resurgence.
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