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International Development invited to deliver introductory course in Tokyo

Students in Japan have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of contemporary issues in international development as part of a 5 day introductory course.

The School of International Development, which has an established global reputation as a centre for teaching and research excellence, will be offering students in Japan the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of contemporary issues in international development, as part of a 5 day Key Issues in Development Studies course, taught in Tokyo from 23 - 27 March 2015.

Course participants will be encouraged to consider the way in which development studies explores the complex relationships between society, the economy and the environment, by adopting a highly multidisciplinary approach to topics such as poverty, education, literacy, gender, climate change, inequality, economic development and justice, amongst others.

The course will be taught by Dr Lucio Esposito, Associate Professor in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia.

Dr Esposito’s research spans the fields of International and Sustainable Development, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Politics and Anthropology, whilst his expertise covers a number of themes such as economic development, education, literacy, gender, inequality, welfare, international poverty, distributive justice, comparative cross-country studies, quality of life, sustainable growth and health. Lucio has been advisor for the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Department for International Development, Research Foundation Flanders and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).  Dr Esposito has also collaborated with Routledge, Palgrave McMillan and around forty leading international academic journals in the areas of International Development, Economics, Business, Econometrics, Philosophy and Human Geography.

Dr Esposito says, “This is an amazing opportunity to bring our unique expertise, interdisciplinary approach and heartfelt passion for Development Studies to Japan. I am very much looking forward to meeting with students.”

For further information about the Key Issues in Development Studies course, please visit the School’s News and Events page.