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February 2008

Implications of Climate Change Workshop
Dr Roger Flower gave a presentation on the implications of global climate change for Egyptian lakes and coastal lagoons at a workshop entitled 'A step towards EU funded projects in the field of remote sensing applications' held at the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science (Heliopolis, Cairo) on the 17th February 2008.
History of Excessive Drinking in Britain
Dr James Kneale took part in a discussion on contemporary British drinking and its historical parallels on Night Waves, Radio Three's flagship arts and ideas programme, on Wednesday 27th February.
Promoting women's property rights
Recent work by Dr Ann Varley on women's urban property rights and land titling programmes around the world is featured in this month's id21, the development research reporting service for UK-based research on developing countries.
Project to find records of climate change over past 1000 years
Dr Viv Jones and graduate student Angela Self were invited to lecture on Palaeolimnological Applications and Quantitative Reconstructions at a summer school in ‘Global climate change; a palaeoenvironmental perspective’ at Centro EULA-Chile, the University of Concepción.
Fast Talking on Failed Public Security
Dr Charlotte Lemanski is currently participating in a 'Fast Talk' rapid expert consultation exercise for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) on 'failed public security' as part of their Human Security and Cities initiative.
International Migration
Professor John Salt gave evidence relating to international migration to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on 22nd January 2008.
Development and the African Diaspora
On 29th December 2007, Dr Ben Page ran a one-day workshop in the town of Buea in Southwest Cameroon. The aim of the meeting was to disseminate results of the 3 year ESRC funded research project on 'Development and the African Diaspora.'