Development

On May 22 – 24 2017 Leeds University Centre for Global Development (CGD) and INTRAC (www.intrac.org) held a global online conference which brought together over 200 participants to discuss and engage critically a number of important questions for the development community: Why we ‘do’ development; who decides what development is;...

Luke Humphrey, Leeds University International Development student, blogs about the CGD annual lecture In the wake of the tragedy of the Paris attacks comes perhaps a world changing two weeks of negotiations at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference held from November 30th to December 11th. I say perhaps because...

RiDNet member Caroline Ward blogs about some of the challenges she faces as she heads off to conduct PhD fieldwork in Madagascar Blog post by Caroline Ward “Just a couple of weeks before I was due to leave for my three month fieldwork stint in Madagascar I was greeted by...

Reflections on this year’s DSA conference blog post by Lata Narayanaswamy, Kate Gooding and Anne Tallontire Three CGD members took part in this year’s Development Studies Association Conference “Global Development as Relationship: Dependence, Interdependence or Divide?” which took place 7th and 8th September at the University of Bath. Here they...

Blog post by Hannah Leach which first appeared on the Practical Initiatives Network blog “The world is witnessing its worst refugee crisis since WWII. Hard to ignore, right? And despite waves of videos, cartoons and memes portraying refugee-kicking journalists, fascist border police retaliations and “undercover” ISIS recruits sneaking into the...

Blog post by Dr. Lata Narayanaswamy, POLIS How do social scientists involved in multifarious research agendas negotiate disciplinary boundaries? How might we enable more effective collaboration between diverse and multi-level discourses and practice? How do we achieve shared aims of elevating social science understanding and engagement whilst simultaneously responding to...

Last month Centre for Global Development held its annual Summer School. The theme was The Post-2015 Agenda, and over four days we had an array of lectures, interactive workshops, simulations, debates, talks and presentations from University of Leeds lecturers, guest speakers, practitioners, activists – and 18 fantastic participants from different...

Reflections on ‘The post-2015 development agenda: manifesto for an age of global inequality and turmoil?’ With the Centre for Global Development 2015 summer school sadly at an end I have had some time to reflect on the many interesting discussions and activities that filled the week and made the time...