Centre for Global Development

November 2014

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The Microfinance Delusion: Explaining the Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism

Date: 6/11/2014 | Time: 5.00pm7.00pm

Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Applied Institute of Research in Economics (AIRE) invites you to a talk on: The Microfinance Delusion: Explaining the Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism   Speaker: Milford Bateman, Author of Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work? Discussants: [...] Read more »

2014 RiDNet conference: Does Research Make a Difference in Development? Bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice

Date: 12/11/2014 (all day)

Third Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) Conference Does Research Make a Difference in Development? Bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice 12th November 2014, University of Leeds Increasingly, researchers, policy makers and practitioners are acknowledging the need to work [...] Read more »

POLIS PhD seminar 'Fieldwork in Hot Places: Personal and methodological challenges'

Date: 30/10/2014 | Time: 2.00pm4.30pm

Annette Idler presents the seminar “Fieldwork in Hot Places: Personal and Methodological Challenges” This talk will discuss the challenges that arise when conducting fieldwork in difficult settings, especially conflict- or violence affected regions. It will focus on practical aspects including [...] Read more »

News Coverage of the ‘Third World’ and the Alliance for Progress: Communicating the Politics of Containment

Date: 15/10/2014 | Time: 4.15pm5.45pm

News Coverage of the ‘Third World’ and the Alliance for Progress: Communicating the Politics of Containment Jointly hosted between School of Media and Communication and Centre for Global Development – Chris Paterson, Chair Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Lecturer in Journalism Studies, Department [...] Read more »

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Date: 10/6/201413/6/2014

The CGD team together with 3 POLIS students attended the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which took place 10-13 June 2014 in London ExCeL exhibition centre (for official archives of the event, see here). The CGD delegation’s [...] Read more »

DFID's Approach to Research

Date: 25/3/2014 | Time: 12.00pm1.30pm

Sue Kinn and Malcolm McNeil spoke about DFID's approach to research, with a focus on health. They discussed issues such as the way DFID's approach has changed over the years, how DFID decides what research to fund, trends in research funding, the different types of organisation that DFID works with for research, and DFID views on effective approaches to dissemination. [...] Read more »

2008 Global Financial Crisis in a Long-term Perspective: The failure of neo-liberalism and the future of capitalism

Date: 27/2/2014 | Time: 5.00pm6.30pm

Location: Conference Auditorium 2 Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge; author of 'Kicking Away the Ladder' [...] Read more »

Transformative Gender Justice

Date: 11/9/2013 (all day)

This workshop looks at the potential for judicial and non-judicial justice mechanisms to have transformative outcomes upon gender relations and the position of women in countries with histories of political violence, conflict and chronic criminal and social violence. [...] Read more »

Development and the New Localism

Date: 5/7/2013 | Time: 1.30pm3.00pm

Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central and the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Location: Seminar Room 1, Fairbairn House, 71-75 Clarendon Road, University of Leeds [...] Read more »

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