Events

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

Our popular Summer School provides an opportunity for students from the global north and south to come together and experience an intensive week of learning about development from an interdisciplinary teaching team. In 2016 CGD teamed up with EADI to deliver the school.

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.

Leaving no one behind – pipe dream or possibility? An interdisciplinary panel on prospects for the SDGs Wednesday 29th November 2017. 5pm to 7.30pm. Maurice Keyworth, LT (GR.01), University of Leeds Business School Join us for a drinks reception in the foyer at 7pm. All welcome. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cgd-annual-lecture-leaving-no-one-behind-pipe-dream-or-possibility-tickets-3972420316 Keynote speakers Professor Richard…

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Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath shares some  writing techniques you could use to write your thesis from her own PhD experience
Dr Lucie Middlemiss (SRI, Earth & Environment) will be taking us through some examples of her own work using qualitative data, followed by a chance for q&a and discussion.
Online conference May 22 – 24 2017 Organised by Leeds University Centre for Global Development (CGD) and INTRAC What can – or should – development achieve? Who decides what success looks like or how it should be measured? With the ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the list of urgent, interdependent and seemingly…
Putting research into practice in development contexts brings its own unique challenges. This workshop, led by Dr Jen Dyer (Sustainability Research Institute), will explore a number of data collection methods. Jen will tie the theoretical rationale underpinning different methods, and provide tips on when and how different techniques can be best applied. This workshop, open…
Are you a Leeds University PhD student and planning fieldwork in a developing country? We’re holding a lunchtime drop-in session on Monday 6th March 12-2 Baines Wing SR 2.14, with 3rd year PhDs with extensive fieldwork experience to answer any questions, queries, concerns you might have Anything including ethics forms, risk assessments, budgets, working with…
The Researchers in Development Network at the University of Leeds 5th Annual RiDNet conference “I, Researcher: exploring the research experience – context, self and interdisciplinary practice” Key note speakers: Dr Eleanor Fisher, University of Reading https://www.reading.ac.uk/apd/staff/e-fisher.aspx Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath, University of Leeds https://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/profile/648/255/nilam_ashra-mcgrath Conference programme Time Content 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:10 Welcome 9:10-9.50 Keynote speaker 1:  Dr Eleanor…
Early Childhood Development in Challenging Contexts Date: 13/12/2016 | Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development and Centre for Global Development Venue: Room 1.05 Charles Thackrah Building, University of Leeds, UK. The Workshop will bring together international experts on early childhood development (ECD) and provision of child care for, health, social,…
The Leeds Social Sciences Institute and Centre for Global Development will be hosting a two-day high profile International Development conference around the over-arching theme of Vulnerability and Resilience at Weetwood Hall Hotel,  Leeds. Why vulnerability? The theme of vulnerability speaks to a wide number of disciplines. It permits a holistic look at international development challenges, ranging from…
Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) Leeds invite you to a lunch seminar on Wednesday 19th October: ‘Youth, police and violence in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas’ – Juliana Correa, guest PhD researcher from Fiocruz Brazil ‘Methodological and ethical challenges of doing longitudinal research with young people’ – Dr Kim Allen, University of Leeds Venue: Social Sciences…
The Cluster aims to establish a collaborative network of academic/intellectual capacity to engage with the themes of civil society, democracy and development and how they intersect. Our focus is not simply the day-to-day practice of large and small NGOs – although those in themselves raise urgent questions around the nature and meaning of both democracy…