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How Change Happens (and how to make it happen)
Wed 5 October 2016, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
A public lecture by Duncan Green, Oxfam's Senior Strategic Adviser and Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics
Oxfam's Duncan Green introduces the arguments of his forthcoming book, How Change Happens (OUP, October 2016). The book explores how political and social change takes place, and the role of individuals and organizations in influencing that change. He discusses the challenges that 'systems thinking' creates for traditional aid practices, and how a 'power and systems approach' requires activists, whether in campaigns, companies or governments, to fundamentally rethink the way they understand the world and try to influence it.
This lecture is organised in collaboration with the Development Studies Group (DSG) in Portsmouth Business School, Oxfam and Portsmouth Cathedral.
A drinks reception will follow the lecture.
Parking is available in the Milldam car park, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AS