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11 October 2019
At the ESID conference we were lucky enough to have Professor James Robinson, author with Daron Acemoglu of international bestseller, Why Nations Fail. Their new book, The Narrow Corridor, is described by Newsweek as ‘a work of staggering ambition’ and ‘breathtakingly erudite’. The book was on sale at the conference before publication. In fact it was the first time James had got his hands on a copy.
James signed copies of the book – photos below – and delivered a keynote summarising his book that you can watch in full here:
8 October 2019
Watch the University of Oxford’s Lant Pritchett deliver his keynote to the ESID conference – ‘The difficult dynamics of deals and development: Transitions and decisions’:
8 October 2019
Heather Marquette is Professor of Development Politics at the University of Birmingham and Senior Research Fellow at DFID. Listen to her paper presented to the ESID conference – ‘Rethinking organised crime and development in an interconnected world: A Janus perspective’.
7 October 2019
There was much glowing feedback for the ESID conference, and one of the most highly praised moments came from Brown University’s award-winning Prerna Singh. Comments from delegates included:
‘Prerna Singh’s presentation was mindblowing.’
‘This happens rarely. Prerna Singh moved me so much.’
‘Prerna Singh was on fire.’
Here’s your chance to watch this acclaimed keynote:
4 October 2019
If you missed ESID’s recent flagship conference, or want to catch it again, here is the opening plenary. This fascinating opener features a welcome from ESID CEO, David Hulme, Harvard’s Merilee Grindle on the challenge of taking politics seriously, and ESID’s Research Director, Sam Hickey, with headlines from nine years of research.