Power, Knowledge and Pluralism; Gaps, errors and ways forward

Public lecture with Professor Robert Chambers (IDS, Sussex)
Monday January 23, 2012
17.00 – 18.30h, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

On Monday January 23, Robert Chambers, world renowned international development scholar and research associate at IDS, discusses how power, professionalism, funding, methodologies and mindsets, influence and can distort and constrain the creation of knowledge.

Examples will illustrate issues of whose methodologies, knowledge and knowledge creation count; of errors; of professional tunnel mining and systemic gaps in knowledge; and of revolutionary innovations.   Ways forward will be proposed through pluralism, reflexivity in professional education, trust, methodological innovation,  and transformations of power relations.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussions, facilitated by Professor Anita Hardon (UvA). Discussant is Wenny Ho (author of the think piece; Like Bridge over Troubled Waters).

The lecture is organized back-to-back with the seminar The State of the Art on Knowledge Integration across Boundaries, organized by IKM Emergent and Hivos. The aim of this two-day seminar is to reinvigorate thinking about knowledge integration in international development together with scientists and practitioners from different backgrounds and regions .

For more information and the think piece by Wenny Ho, see www.hivos.net



When: Monday January 23, 2012, 17.00-18.30h
Where: Centraal Museum, Agnietenstraat 3, Utrecht

Participation upon registration only
Please register at mberg@hivos.nl

Vice Versa

13 januari 2012