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The Centre for Global Development hosts and delivers numerous development related events.

Each year we hold our Annual Lecture and invite a prominent academic or senior figure from the development field to speak on a current development issue

We also hold collaborative events and lectures with partners within the University of Leeds, including the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), LUCAS, water@leeds, Priestly Centre for Climate Research and Applied Institute for Research in Economics (AIRE), and from outside the Univeristy of Leeds.

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Online Panel: Resistance and Struggle in Mining: Critical Reflections from Africa and Latin America

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Join us for the online panel: Resistance and Struggle in Mining: Critical Reflections from Africa and Latin America organised by Centre for Global Development (CGD), University of Leeds and the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), University of Bath: Wednesday 5th June 16.00-17.30 (GMT) Online panel:https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/j/7478535629 Chairs: Ben Radley (University of Bath) and Geoff Goodwin (University of...

Launch of CGD Working Paper Series: Working Paper Workshop!

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We are seeking expressions of interest to participate in a half-day workshop to discuss potential submissions to the CGD Working Paper Series. The objective of this informal gathering is to exchange ideas, receive feedback on potential papers, and increase opportunities for research collaboration. Presentations will last around 15-20 minutes and can be based on initial,...

YASN Event: Africa in Yorkshire and Yorkshire in Africa

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We are pleased to invite you to join us for the Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN) organised by the University of Leeds at Leeds on 21st of May 2024. We are excited that the event themed ‘Africa in Yorkshire and Yorkshire in Africa’ will commence with a keynote speech by Professor Jok Madut Jok, a Medical Anthropologist...

Book Launch: Indigenous Peacebuilding in South Sudan

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The Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) at the University of Leeds are delighted to host the launch of Dr Winnifred Bedigen's book: Indigenous Peacebuilding in South Sudan: Delivering Sustainable Peace Through Traditional Institutions, Customs and Practices (Routledge). Presenter: Dr Winnifred Bedigen Discussants: Prof. Jok Madut Jok & Dr Constance Akurugu Chair:...

RiDNet PhD Transfer Workshop

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RiDNet Transfer Workshop This hybrid workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss the specifics of the transfer process and to hear from other people’s past experiences This event will be facilitated by Dr Simon Manda and Dr Geoff Goodwin, co-directors of CGD. Join us in-person or on-line. Please register for this event– Refreshments are provided,...

Getting published: How should I approach writing a journal article or working paper?

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The Key to Writing: From a Global Development Studies Perspective. Practical RiDNet Workshops for PhD Researchers, Masters Students, and Early Academics. RiDNet Writing workshop 2: Getting Published This second writing workshop will be facilitated by Dr Geoff Goodwin, Co-Director of the CGD  The intention of these workshops is to shed light on how to navigate...

Book Launch: Disrupted Development in the Congo: The Fragile Foundations of the African Mining Consensus

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The Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) are delighted to host the launch of Dr Ben Radley's book Disrupted Development in the Congo: The Fragile Foundations of the African Mining Consensus (Oxford University Press). In the book, Dr Radley details how foreign corporations have been prone to mismanagement, inefficiencies, and...

RiDNet Workshop: What if your plans are not working in the field? Dealing with the unexpected during research.

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The Researchers in Development PhD Network (RiDNet) is a multi-disciplinary, cross faculty network for PhD and early career researchers working in international development at the University of Leeds. Many of RiDNet members undertake fieldwork overseas in different cultures and contexts. Fieldwork is an exciting part of many PhD journeys, but there is also a certain degree of...

Is your thesis singing? How to draw on qualitative data to communicate a strong overall thesis argument.

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The Key to Writing: From a Global Development Studies Perspective. Practical Hybrid RiDNet Workshops for PhD Researchers, Masters Students, and Early Academics. RiDNet Writing Workshop 1: Is your thesis singing? This first writing workshop will be facilitated by Dr Simon Manda, Co-Director of the CGD The intention of these workshops is to shed light on...