Westminster Development Studies Symposium

Venue: Regent Boardroom, University of Westminster- 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HW

Join us on 17th May 2019 for the Westminster Development Studies Symposium organised by the University of Westminster’s Development Policy Research Network at its Central London Regent Campus.

The workshop will provide a forum to explore the issues, challenges and responses to conflicting trends of greater interconnection and isolation, which are shaping the world economy. This year, we are lucky to hostProfessor Kunal Sen (Director of UNU-WIDER) as keynote speaker for the event and a range of speakers from institutions in and outside of the UK.

The workshop organisers will cover meals and refreshments and attendance to this event is free of charge. However, seating is limited, so please make sure to book your ticket through Eventbrite to reserve a place.

Organising Committee: Dr Serena Masino (s.masino@westminster.ac.uk) and Dr Karen Jackson (k.jackson@westminster.ac.uk)

PROGRAMME

10:00 Registration

10:30 Introduction – Karen Jackson – University of Westminster, School of Organisations, Economy, and Society

10:35 Panel 1

Chair: Doug Specht, University of Westminster, Communication and Media Research Institute

Aruneema Mahabir, Nottingham Trent University, Department of Economics: Does the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) impact EU-15 imports from Africa?

Luca Tasciotti, School of Oriental and African Studies, Department of Economics: A Policy Study on the Implementation Challenges of Phytosanitary Standards: The Case of ISPM 15 in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, and Mozambique

Giovanni Pasquali, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester: When Value Chains Go South: Upgrading in the Kenya Leather Sector

Hossein Jalilian,University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies and International Development: Globalisation and Industrial Development: China’s role in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative.

12:35 Lunch

13:20 Keynote

Chair: Serena Masino, University of Westminster, School of Organizations, Economy and Society

Kunal Sen, UNU-WIDER: Has Globalisation caused Premature Deindustrialisation?

14:20 Panel 2

Chair: Giorgio di Pietro, University of Westminster, School of Organizations, Economy and Society

Dan Greenwood, University of Westminster, School of Social Sciences: Assessing the coordinative capacity of multi-scale global health governance: the ‘robust political economy’ approach

Ioannis Glinavos, University of Westminster, Westminster Law School: To ISDS or not to ISDS, A question of legitimacy in dispute resolution

Rukhsana Kausar, University of Westminster, School of Organisations, Economy and Society: Urban-Rural Differences in Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers: Evidence from Great Britain

15:50 Coffee break

16:10 Panel 3

Chair: Ipshita Basu, University of Westminster, School of Social Sciences

Jessie Nabulambo Kilembe, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School: Financial Development and Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment

Mak Arvin, Trent University, Department of Economics: Is Economic Growth in Developing Countries Impacted by Financial Market Structure, Financial Market Openness, and Innovation?

Helen Solomon, University of Westminster, School of Organisations, Economy and Society: Social Media in the Developing World

Sandra Obiora, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China: Factors Affecting the Adoption of Alternative Financing Methods for Startups by Africans in China

18:10 Closing Remarks – Vincent Rich, University of Westminster, School of Organisations, Economy, and Society

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