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Lecture by Professor Myles Wickstead: 'The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Why do they matter?'

International Law

Myles Wickstead CBE discusses the implications of SDGs for the future of aid and development

The UEL International Development Guest Lecture Series, in conjunction with the Centre for Social Justice and Change in the Department of Social Sciences, presents Professor Myles Wickstead CBE.

Professor Wickstead will give a lecture on 'The SDGs: Why Do They Matter And What Are The Implications For The Future Of Aid And Development?'

The lecture will take place 5 March, 5-6pm - EBG.08, Docklands Campus.

Professor Wickstead will speak about his book on aid and development, 'Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction', published in the lead-up to the agreement in September 2015 on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of this he will also discuss current political and economic developments and the implications for the future of aid and development.

Professor Wickstead is a former head of the British Development Division in Eastern Africa, British Ambassador to Ethiopia, and head of Secretariat to the Commission for Africa. He is visiting professor (International Relations) at the Open University; associate professor at the University of Exeter; adviser to Hand in Hand International; and honorary vice-president of VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). He is the author of 'Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction' (OUP, 2015).

Dr Katie Wright, Reader in International Development, is convenor of the guest lecture series. Student Facilitation Team Co-ordinator: Hannah Flint.

This event is open to UEL staff and students only.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019
17:00-18:00