9.00 - 9.10 Welcome address: Tim Blackman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Scholarship), The Open University
9.10 - 9.20 Opening remarks: Giles Mohan, Development Policy and Practice, The Open University
Session 1: Markets
9.20 - 9.35 Devendra Kodwani (The Open University Business School)
Regulation of markets for public utilities in India: searching for a semi-visible hand
9.35 - 9.50 Andrew Lindridge (The Open University Business School)
Middle class consumption in China and India: all change or retrenchment of cultural positions?
9.50 - 10.05 Raphie Kaplinsky (Development Policy and Practice, The Open University)
Will the Asian Drivers be a source of Pro-Poor Innovation?
10.05 - 10.20 Masuma Farooki (Development Policy and Practice, The Open University)
Why China's commodity demand is challenging development debates
10.20 - 10.40 Mike Morris (Economics, University of Cape Town)
Global value chains and supplier development: Do Asian and Northern owned mines in Zambia behave the same?
10.40 - 11.00 Discussion
Session 2: Mobilities
11.20 - 11.35 Monica Dowling (Social Work, The Open University)
Globalisation and Orientalism – Chinese child care in transition
11.35 - 11.50 Melissa Butcher (Geography, The Open University)
Navigating 'New' Delhi: the experience of living in an Indian global city
11.50 - 12.05 Ben Lampert (Development Policy and Practice, The Open University)
Chinese migrants in Africa: the next imperialists or new agents of development?
12.20 - 12.40 Pál Nyiri (Social and Cultural Anthropology, VU University Amsterdam)
Human flows in Chinese globalization
12.40 - 1.00 Discussion
Session 3: (Geo)politics
2.20 - 2.35 Giles Mohan (Development Policy and Practice, The Open University)
China’s resource diplomacy in Africa: powering development?
2.35 - 2.50 Parvati Raghuram (Geography, The Open University)
The challenge of migration in a multi‐polar world
2.50 - 3.05 Alessandra Marino (OECUMENE, Politics and International Studies, The Open University)
Whose nation? Whose development? Resisting orientalism in the Narmada Valley
3.25 - 3.45 Discussion led by Uma Kothari (Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester)
Session 4: Agendas
4.05 - 4.35 Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Global and International Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara)
Asia Rising: Growth or Emancipation?
4.35 - 5.00 Discussion
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