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Lecture on Inequalities and Conflict

20 October 09

Director of Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), from the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, Professor Frances Stewart will give a presentation on 'Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: choosing policies for peace' at the University of Bradford on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009.

The Bradford Development Lecture is the 16th annual event organised by the University's Development and Economic Studies which is celebrating the 40th year of its founding.

This is part of a series of lectures given by key practitioners and academics working in the international development field. Over the years the lecture has become a prestigious event where prominent figures in the international community present an address on current issues relating to development and human welfare.
The address is made to a large audience of academics and international postgraduate students drawn from the Universities of Bradford, Leeds and Manchester. Representatives of the UK development community, including prominent Non-Govermental Organisation, the UK Government's Department for International Development and the British Council, also attend.

Head of Development and Economic Studies, Patrick Ryan, said: "Violent conflict within developing countries is a major cause of poverty and underdevelopment. This lecture will consider some fundamental causes of such conflict in multiethnic societies. It will focus particularly on horizontal inequalities, or inequalities among salient groups, as a major cause of conflict."

Dr P.B.Anand said "Professor Stewart's contribution to our understanding of issues related to human development is being recognised as she will be awarded the Mahbub Ul Haq Human Development Award next week by UNDP in a meeting in Busan in South Korea."

20 October 09

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