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Video - Kapuscinski Lectures - 15 October, Hungary, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Simon gave a lecture on European development cooperation to the Budapest University of Technology and Economics on 15 October 2009. The event was part of the "Kapuscinski Lectures" initiative of the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme. Experts from around the world delivered lectures on development and development cooperation at universities in 12 new European Union countries. The series is named “Kapuscinski Lectures” ,after Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered developing countries.

Al-Jazeera's "Frost over the world"

Al-Jazeera's "Frost over the world", April 2008

Sir David is joined by Simon Maxwell of the Overseas Development Institute, and by Francis Moore-Lappe of the Small Planet Institute.  Maxwell says governments have to respond by providing more social security, safety nets and famine relief. Moore-Lappe says that hunger is not a result of a scarcity of food but a scarcity of democracy................

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