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CGD Summer School 2015

Monday 15 - Thursday 18 June, 2015

This year's Centre for Global Development Summer School will take place at the University of Leeds from 15 to 18 June. The School will focus on the post-2015 development agenda, and debate the challenges facing development in this age of global inequality and turmoil.

A limited number of summer school bursaries are available please click here for further information

Can the post-2015 agenda make a difference to development? Join us at the CGD 2015 summer school to debate the issues:

  • Do the proposed Sustainable Development Goals symbolise a new era for development, or is it business as usual?
  • Can they open up opportunities for progressive change?
  • What role do international targets play in shaping the focus of development?
  • What opportunities are there to tackle global inequality and deliver transformative development with justice for the Global South?

An exciting four-day programme will be delivered by a range of expert presenters, researchers, practitioners, activists and academics, who work in the areas of gender, sustainability, conflict, social movements, health and education, among others.

Sessions include: Poverty and inequalities; Natural resource use and climate change; Conflict and humanitarian crises; Health and education challenges post-2015; Sustainable development and social justice (Detailed programme to be confirmed)

Confirmed guest speakers: Sabina Alkire, Director of Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and James Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs - authors of forthcoming book ‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis’ (OUP, 2015)

For up to date details, please check our Summer School 2015 page regularly

Summer school fees: University of Leeds early bird £295*; Non University of Leeds early bird £345*; University of Leeds full fee £350, Non University of Leeds full fee £400. * Early bird registration closes April 27th. University of Leeds rates are available to current students, or those enrolled in programmes for 2015/16. WUN member university students are entitled to University of Leeds rates.

Registration: A registration form can be downloaded using the link below and returned by email to Laura Smith Payment can be made using our online store.