67th Dies Natalis ISS

International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Thursday 17 Oct 2019, 16:00

End date

Thursday 17 Oct 2019, 18:00

Spoken Language

The future of international development

The future of development - views of young ISS scholars

During this year's Dies Natalis, young ISS scholars will give their perspectives on the future of development, elaborating on the societal relevance of their research and how it fits into the current world of international development.


16.00 – 16.15             Welcome and introduction by ISS Rector Inge Hutter

16.15 – 16.20             Introduction of the afternoon by Lynn Zebeda

16.20 – 16.30            Presentation by Rod Mena Fluhmann: ‘When Disaster meets Conflict: Disaster response in different conflict scenarios’

16.30 – 16.40            Presentation by Zemzem Shigute Shuka: ‘Transformative Social Protection in Ethiopia’

16.40 – 16.50            Presentation by Brenda Rodriguez Cortes: ‘Studying Women's Sexuality with Participatory Research’

16.50 – 17.20             Panel with all three speakers & audience discussion and questions

17.20 – 17.30             Wrap up by Lynn Zebeda and closing by Inge Hutter

The event will be followed by a reception.

The speakers

  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann

    Rod Mena Fluhmann 

    ‘When Disaster meets Conflict: Disaster response in different conflict scenarios’

    Based on the research project ‘When Disaster meets Conflict’, this presentation shows ways in which we can translate complex scenarios and make our research useful and used by society, and how development studies can become more relevant by including conflict and disaster in its scope.

  • ZemZem Shigute Shuka

    Zemzem Shigute Shuka

    'Transformative Social Protection in Ethiopia' 

    In my work I assess and analyze the transformative potential of and interactions between two large social protection programs in Ethiopia. I highlight key design features which are likely to enhance the ability of such schemes in reducing the vulnerability of rural households.

  • Portret picture taken in 2019

    Brenda Rodriguez Cortes

    'Studying Women's Sexuality with Participatory Research'

    In her presentation, Brenda Rodríguez will discuss the feminist participatory approach in her study of women's sexuality. Her research explores how women understand and experience their sexuality with a special focus on the colonial legacies that continue to shape sexual subjectivities until this day and the ways in which these are being resisted. 

More information

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.

Please assemble at 15:30 in room 1.31 at ISS, bring your own gown and confirm by sending an email to beadle@iss.nl