Saturday, March 10, 2012

Recent presentations

I’m now back behind the office desk after spending the last two weeks travelling, first to London and then to Beirut.  In London I presented my paper on poverty reduction in Brazil and the government’s (still relatively) new poverty elimination plan at the Institute for the Study of the Americas.  I was also hoping to present it at the symposium being organised by Middlesex University on Brazil, but I think there was a foul up in communications, as they didn’t seem to get my message.  Fortunately, they are organising another event, which may take place in April.  I may well be at that one.

After London I was in Beirut presenting a poster on our project relating to people with disability and our efforts to support their empowerment in their local communities across the West Bank and Gaza.  The poster was at a two-day conference organised by the Palestinian Health Alliance and sponsored by the Lancet journal.  Although we were only asked to present abstracts, I have written a whole paper and hope to rework it for future publication.

Besides the possible London-based event that I mentioned, the next time I will be publicly presenting work will be at the International Political Science Association conference in Madrid in July on the political right from a global perspective – although if I’m being strictly accurate, it won’t be my work.  But I will be chairing the panel.  So I guess it counts...

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