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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.

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