Centre for Global Development

Summer school programme 2015

Summer School 2015 Programme

Monday 15th June

9am Registration

Introduction and Programme discussion, Dr. Polly Wilding (Director, Centre for Global Development) & Laura Smith (Centre for Global Development)

Session 1: What is Sustainable Development and what opportunities and challenges does a Sustainability framing create for development? Dr. Susannah M. Sallu (Lecturer in Environment & Development and Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Development)

Session 2: The High-Level Political Forum and the Sustainable Development Goals: The future we want? Dr. Jamie Van Alstine (Lecturer in Environmental Policy, Co-Director of the Sustainability Research Institute) and Dr. Stavros Afionis (Research Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute)

Session 3: SGDs: Moving ahead with Gender equality? Dr Polly Wilding (Lecturer in Gender and International Development and Director of the Centre for Global Development)

Social Event

Tuesday 16th June

Session 4: Debating Food Security

Food security in the context of war, economic reform and environmental transformation in Near East and North Africa’ Professor Ray Bush (Professor of African Studies and Development Politics)

Integral perspectives on food security in South Africa – a replicable global model ? Professor Michael Rudolph, (Director of Wits Siyakhana Initiative for Ecological Health and Food Security, South Africa)

Session 5: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis Masterclass Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth and Paola Ballon (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative)

5pm to 6.30pm Book Launch Event: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Wednesday 17th June

Session 6: Education for Social Justice and Rural Transformation in Nepal: Research Implications Dr. Michael Wilson (School of Education)

Session 7: Donors and the new global aid architecture Dr. Simon Lightfoot (Senior lecturer in European Politics)

Session 8: Religion and the post-2015 development agenda Dr. Emma Tomalin (Director of the Centre of Religion and Public Life)

Session 9: Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding Dr. Lata Narayanaswamy (Lecturer in International Development, POLIS)

Summer School Dinner

Thursday 18th June

Session 10: Exploring adaptive capacity in mangrove social ecological systems of rural Vietnam – implications for environmental justice Dr. Steven Orchard (Sustainability Research Institute)

“Voices of Transition” film showing

NGO panel discussion – Climate Change Challenges and the SDGs

Summer School presentations: lobbying the UN Secretary General


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