Summer School on Development Policy at University of Bonn

The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn. The program is organized in cooperation with the German Corporation for International Cooperation / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The Summer School will take place from July 30 to August 10, 2018.

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Masterclass on the EU’s medium-term budget with Commissioner Oettinger

  • When: Thursday 18 January from 11.00-12.30 (including a simple lunch). The room is open from 10.30 hrs. There will be no “Leids kwartiertje”. Participation is free.
  • Where: Building De Wijnhaven of Leiden University, room 3.16.
  • How to sign up: please send an email to There is space for 30 participants maximum, on the basis of ‘first come, first served’.

The European Commission is preparing the next multiannual budget framework of the EU (2021-2027). The framework constrains the annual budgets of the Union in that period. This has implications for the adoption of new policies, especially when existing commitments already absorb a part of these resources.
Commissioner Oettinger indicates in a recent blogpost that the “starting point in this debate is that the budget is not an end in itself. It helps us implementing what we want to do. This is why the debate must start with the question how Europe should look like in 2025 or 2030. To help identifying these priorities, I propose a simple test: Does this policy, this instrument provide an EU added value?”
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Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine | 22 February

Until the 1980s, famine killed ten million people every decade, but by early 2000s mass starvation had all but disappeared. Today, famines
are resurgent, driven by war, blockade, hostility to humanitarian principles and a volatile global economy.

DATE: Thursday, 22 February 2018
TIME: Book Signing and Sales from 17:30pm; Panelist Discussion Commences 18:00 – 19:30pm
LOCATION: Leiden University, Spanish Steps, The Hague Campus, Turfmarkt 99, 251 DP The Hague
PANELISTS: Alex de Waal, Wayne Jordash QC, Catriona Murdoch, and a Fourth Speaker TBA Signed editions of Mass Starvation will be available for sale

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