Workshop topics and dates

1. Interdisciplinary Research Methods for understanding Inequalities 23rd – 24th June 2021

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Chris Landsberg, SARChI Chair of African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)

2. Writing for publication 4th August 2021

Keynote speaker: Dr Lena Rethel, University of Warwick and Lead Editor of Review of International Political Economy.

3. Career Development for Researchers and Project management for research 15th September 2021.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Kamil Ometeso, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Charles Dannreuther, President of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy and University of Leeds.

4. Dissemination for Impact and Evaluating Impact 13th October 2021

5. Applying for Research Funding 10th November 2021

6. Working in consultancy 1st December 2021

7. Policy and Practitioner Dissemination Conference February 2022 (tbc).

Workshop Keynote Speakers

Prof. Chris Landsberg

Chris is professor and SARChI Chair of African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and Senior Associate at the UJ School of Leadership. He is the former Head of politics and International Relations at UJ. Landsberg was educated at Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg); Rhodes; and Oxford, and holds MPhil and DPhil international relations degrees (Oxon). He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and is a former Hamburg Fellow at Stanford University in the United States (US). Previously he was director of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) in Johannesburg, and co-founder and former co-director of the Centre for Africa's International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is a co-editor of seven books, including From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa's Emerging Security Challenges, South Africa in Africa: The Post-Apartheid Era. Landsberg’s single-authored titles include The Diplomacy of Transformation: South African Foreign Policy and Statecraft; and The Quiet Diplomacy of Transition: International Politics and South Africa's Transition.

Dr Lena Rethel

Dr Lena Rethel will give the keynote address to Workshop 2: Writing for Publication.

Dr Rethel is an Associate Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies, and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Her research has been grounded primarily in insights from the Southeast Asia region. Her current research examines the growth of transnational Islamic economic flows and their governance and is funded by a Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust. She has widely published on Islamic Finance and Global Governance. Her books include The Political Economy of Financial Development in Malaysia (Routledge), The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia (co-edited with Juanita Elias, Cambridge University Press), Global Governance in Crisis (co-edited with Andre Broome and Liam Clegg) and The Problem with Banks (co-authored with Timothy J. Sinclair). In 2016-17, Lena was a Fung Global Fellow at Princeton University and in 2017-18 a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lena currently serves as the lead editor of the Review of International Political Economy and is a founding co-editor of The International Political Economy of Everyday Life.

Prof. Kamil Ometeso

Prof. Kamil Ometeso will give the keynote presentation to Workshop 3: Career Development for Researchers and Project management.

Prof. Ometeso is PVC-Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, at the University of Derby.

As Dean, he provides executive leadership for the College. He is also responsible for driving change, growth and sustainability across the College and its component Schools.

As a Pro Vice-Chancellor, he supports University-wide initiatives, programmes and projects. He is the executive lead on the University’s Access and Participation Efforts.

Prof. Ometeso began his academic career in 2001 at Lagos State University, Nigeria, after six years of working in different accounting and auditing roles in both public and private sectors. Between 2003 and 2013, he held different academic positions including Principal Lecturer and the Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Accounting at De Montfort University, Leicester. Prior to joining the University of Derby, he was the Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry University. He is the Chair of the Centre for African Resources Research and Development.

Prof. Ometeso sits on the Council of Chartered Association of Business School (Chartered ABS).

Dr Charlie Dannreuther

Before working at Leeds University, Charlie held positions at the LSE, Warwick and Manchester where he developed an interest in exploring international political economy through small business policy.

Until the financial crash he actively pursued engagement in policy debates. My work was recognised in UK government responses to Select Committees (on the value of social science research), in FCO publicity materials (Turkish Lisbon Agenda project) and in his appointment as expert for the Economic and Social Committee opinion on the EU Commission's proposal for a Single Market for a C21st Europe and in projects won with the TUC to help develop Trade Union capacity in Turkey for the FCO.

After the 2008 crisis he chaired a 400 scholar EU wide network on the systemic causes of the financial crash that explored new phenomena (eg shadow banking) and old (variates of capitalism) through new lenses (eg agent based modelling) and established critiques against mainstream economic thinking (cultural political economy). Since then he has been exploring the economic production of non-quantitative forms of value and their expression in post crash politics. This has included projects comparing how value was constituted in social investment policies with open water swimming in an ISRF funded network project and a showing how the construction of human value used in the EU's Capital Market Union strategies chimed with practices used in C18th slavery (Dannreuther & Kessler 2017).

Charlie is Chair of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy and is a committed teacher. He convenes modules in Leeds which help students become researcher-practitioners and researcher-activists, embedded in, and making a difference to their local economy.