Development blogger Duncan Green visits Melbourne

Dr Duncan Green, author of ‘From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World’ will be in Melbourne, Australia from the 21st-26th of November to generate the discussion on ideas from his upcoming book, How Change Happens. Duncan will be hosted by the Institute for Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University and Oxfam Australia.

Dr Green is the Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, Professor in Practice in International Development at the London School of Economics, honorary Professor of International Development at Cardiff University and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies. His daily development blog can be found on http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/.

He was previously Oxfam’s Head of Research, a Visiting Fellow at Notre Dame University, a Senior Policy Adviser on Trade and Development at the Department for International Development (DFID), a Policy Analyst on trade and globalization at CAFOD, the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales and Head of Research and Engagement at the Just Pensions project on socially responsible investment.

He is the author of several books on Latin America including Silent Revolution: The Rise and Crisis of Market Economics in Latin America (2003, 2nd edition), Faces of Latin America (2012, 4th edition) and Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean (1998).

Dr Green is known for his influence on development and social justice issues, particularly through social media platforms such Twitter and his Oxfam blog, FP2P (From Poverty to Power). Duncan’s often controversial, yet insightful blog is widely read by the public. Issues such as climate change campaigning in faith groups, inefficiency of inequality and strategies on development are discussed and dissected in his blog.

Dr Green will be speaking at La Trobe University about ideas in his latest book, How Change Happens. Specifically, he will be covering the following topics: The Role of International NGO’s: Successes, failures, dilemmas and challenges” with students, and “How and when research influences policy in practice: an international NGO perspective” with academics. The aim of the seminar is to generate a meaningful conversation around these topics, to continue the momentum for generating progressive social change.

So what do you have to say? Want to know how you can contribute?

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