Illicit Economies and Development: Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Exchange workshop

Issued: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:09:00 BST

On 22 June the School, with Christian Aid, held a workshop on 'Illicit Economies and Development: Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Exchange’.  The aim of the day was to develop the main themes and objectives of Christian Aid’s international ‘Colloquium on Survival and Development Transformation in Drugs and Illicit Economies’ to be held later in the year.  Delegates from academia, policy, and the development sector came together to reflect on the state of knowledge in the field and policy challenges, as well as novel areas of research, ways of engaging different policy communities and distinct approaches to the study of illicit economies.  The workshop included a keynote address from Professor Alfred McCoy (University of Wisconsin), two lively roundtable discussions, and presentations from Jonathan Goodhand and Patrick Meehan (SOAS), Allan Gillies (University of Glasgow), Frances Thomson (University of Sussex), Eric Gutierrez (Christian Aid), Axel Klein (GDPO), Corinna Woellner (GIZ) and Dimitris Skleparis (University of Glasgow).  Anyone interested in the outputs of the workshop should contact Allan Gillies.

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