UNRISD is delighted to announce the full line-up for its major international conference Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization, taking place in Geneva on 7–9 November 2018.
Highlights include leading thinkers François Bourguignon and Vandana Shiva as keynote speakers, and a UN-Civil Society roundtable, representing a unique opportunity to hear civil society activists and senior international development specialists at the UN debate the political barriers to transformative change and discuss how we can build the strategic alliances needed to overcome them and push for more sustainable development. For this Conference, UNRISD has again been able to mobilize untapped research: from the Global South, from young scholars, from women researchers, and from practitioners. Their voices and unique perspectives on development problems are a likely source of innovative knowledge and solutions and promise to inspire the debates on sustainable development in challenging times. Finally don't forget the conference opening at 18.30–20.00 on Wednesday 7 November at the University of Geneva, with a top line-up of thought leaders, influencers and advocates for change—including Saskia Sassen, Naila Kabeer, and Jomo Kwame Sundaram—who will discuss the growing influence of elite power: see the Programme for more details!
Register today and join us for this exciting knowledge exchange bringing together different strands of the debate and the academic literature exploring inequalities, its root causes and solutions, and a wealth of case studies from over thirty countries.
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