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.

RiDNet is a student-led network of PhD students and early career researchers working in international development and/or conducting social research in developing countries. Our annual conference is a great opportunity for students and early career researchers to share their experiences, research and methods with industry experts as well as leading academics. This year, the conference…

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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…
Professor Joyeeta Gupta ‘Sharing our Earth in the Anthropocene’ CGD 4th Annual Summer School in cooperation with EADI Keynote  All Welcome  Tuesday 7th June, 5pm to 7pm Maurice Keyworth (Business School) LT G.02 Abstract In the age of the Anthropocene, the environmental utilization space (ecospace) is shrinking: some abiotic resources are shrinking in the short-term,…
This year’s CGD summer school is in cooperation with EADI   Exploring challenges and opportunities to achieving ‘Just Practices of Development’ in the context of the SDGs As the international community gears up to respond to the new Sustainable Development Goals, join us to debate issues around development research and practice and whether and how…
RiDNet (Researchers in Development Network) invite you to a Social Research Methods training event on May 24th at University of Leeds. Come along to learn all about data collection methods ready for your fieldwork, wherever that be in the world. The workshop, led by Dr Jen Dyer (SRI), and Dr Ellie Jew (SRI), will explore…
Religion, homosexuality and LGBT rights in Africa Book Launch and Symposium 7 April 1pm to 5pm Venue Old Mining Building, room G.19 (Woodhouse lane) Speakers Dr Barbara Bompani, University of Edinburgh Prof Ezra Chitando, University of Zimbabwe Rev Jide Macaulay, House of Rainbow Ministries Dr Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds Dr Matthew Waites, University…
Planning to work with research assistants? RiDNet Brown Bag Lunch series brings you Working with Research Assistants in the Field. Monday 14th March at 12.30pm Geography East SR (B.01) Hear first-hand experiences from the field.. including from Madagascar, Malawi, Cameroon, and Kenya Don’t forget to bring your lunch! Aimed at PhD students, but all welcome
Sustainability Research Institute, Centre for Global Development and Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) Seminar Series Invite you to the third in the series on The Environment, Human Rights and Development Resource Politics and Advocacy Struggles in Zimbabwe: Encountering Power at Multiple Scales Sam Spiegel, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh As the mining sector…
4th Annual RiDNet Conference “Conducting Fieldwork in Development Contexts: Expectations, Encounters and Entanglements”   Key note speakers Professor Jenny Pearce, Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford Dr Sam Spiegel, Director of Research, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh Dr Martin Lamb, School of Education, University of Leeds Dr…
Timmons Roberts, Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University, USA asks the question “What are the prospects for the Paris climate change negotiations?”