Global Development Institute Blog

David Hulme, BWPI, Manchester informatics talk, inequality, celebrityProfessor David Hulme will be speaking on addressing global inequalities at the first Manchester Informatics seminar for 2015 on Monday 30 November. Featuring an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, this series is themed around the university’s five research beacons, including Addressing Global Inequalities.

David’s talk is titled UN Global Goals and Human Behaviour: Results-based Management or Changing Social Norms or Celebrity Advocacy? The work-in-progress presentation will look at the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs, and efforts by Richard Curtis to communicate the 17 SDGs through social media and celebrity advocacy. David will examine the framing of the SDGs and argue that they, and the processes surrounding them, are not sufficiently focussed on the grassroots and changing international social norms. Rather, they may even be fostering post-democratic political behaviours.

Event in short: Monday 30 November, 1-2pm at Mansfield Cooper G.19. Light refreshments provided. Book your place.