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How change happens

How understanding power and systems can unlock the path to social change

Dr. Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and Professor in Practice in International Development at the London School of Economics. He is the author of How Change Happens (OUP, October 2016) and From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World (Oxfam International, 2008, second edition 2012). His daily development blog can be found on He can be contacted on or on twitter at @fp2p.

Amartya Sen on How Change Happens:

“In this powerfully argued book, Duncan Green shows how we can make major changes in our unequal and unjust world by concerted action, taking full note of the economic and social mechanisms, including established institutions, that sustain the existing order. … This is a splendid treatise on how to change the actual world— in reality, not just in our dreams.”

Thursday October 25, 1-2pm, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent.

Attendance is free. Register here.

Public Lecture Duncan Green_October 25