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17:30 - 19:00 10 March 2011

Transformative social policy and poverty


Seminar Room 4 | Bentham House (link Map)
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Department for International Development, LSE, Professor Mkandawire is currently Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE). Before that position, he was Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), where, amongst others, he oversaw the research and production of the latest flagship report: Combating Poverty and Inequality. Previous posts have included Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen, as well as teaching positions at the Universities of Stockholm and Zimbabwe. He currently holds the Olof Palme Professor for Peace with the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm.

Professor Thandika Mkandawire will be discussing the ideas and debates that fed into the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development's 2010 flagship report 'Combating Poverty and Inequality: Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics'.


Colin Marx
+44 (0)20 7679 1110 | c.marx@ucl.ac.uk