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CDS Lecture Series: New Developments in Social Protection

When Feb 16, 2017
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
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Maxine Molyneux is Professor of Sociology at UCL, with previous posts at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) , Birkbeck and Essex. She served as Director of the Institute of the Americas at the SAS from 2008, then moved to UCL as founding Director of the UCL Institute of the Americas at University College London in 2012, serving in that capacity until 2014. She has written widely in the fields of political sociology, gender studies and development policy, and has authored  books on Latin America, Ethiopia and South Yemen. She was recently Research Director of multi-country investigations into social protection including the DFID-funded 5 country ODI project Transforming Cash Transfers . Her latest publication is the Special Issue of the Journal of Development Studies ‘Can Cash Transfers have Transformative Effects’ (July 2016). Maxine is the Editor of the Palgrave/Springer Series Studies of the Americas.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

Dr Fennell high level facilitator at WSIS 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fennell has been appointed as High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum.