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.

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Centre for Global Development and PIN students invite you to the screening of ‘Our Friends at the Bank’ (1998) followed by a Q&A session with the director Peter Chappell Tuesday 10 November 5pm to 7pm Baines Wing Miall LT (2.34) The movie follows the Ugandan government as they negotiate financial loans with the World Bank….
Rainbow Collective, is a unique production company, formed as a social enterprise and committed to raising awareness on issues of human and childrens’ rights through powerful cinematic documentaries and have collaborated with Amnesty International, The Consortium For Street Children, War On Want, TRAID, Labour Behind The Label, International Labor Rights Forum and many others. Over…
Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis Masterclass Maurice Keyworth SR 1.03 With Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth and Paola Ballon (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative) The traditional view of poverty as income shortfall is rapidly giving way to a more nuanced view of poverty as simultaneous deprivations across multiple dimensions. This session will…
Guests Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth and Paola Ballon visit the Centre for Global Development to talk about their new book Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford University Press. Tuesday 16th June, 5pm to 6.30pm Business School Maurice Keyworth LT (GR.02) University of Leeds ** All Welcome ** Directions http://www.teachingspace.leeds.ac.uk/building_details.asp?ID=27 Abstract summary: The…
Integral perspectives on food security in South Africa – a replicable global model ? Prof. Michael Rudolph (Wits Siyakhana Initiative for Ecological Health and Food Security, South Africa) Tuesday 16th June, 10.15am-11.15am, Business School Maurice Keyworth SR 1.03 Food insecurity affects millions of South Africans and can be considered both a high priority and a…
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…
Making solar cells from blackberries! SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS WORKSHOP WITH DR RICHARD KOMP* 28 November, 12.00 – 15.00 School of Earth and Environment, Seminar Room 8.119 MAKE YOUR OWN SOLAR CELL! For the past 30 years Dr Richard Komp has been promoting solar PV installations across the Global South and he has taught hundreds of workshops around…
Sustainability Research Institute, Centre for Global Development and Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) Seminar Series Invite you to the second in the series on  The Environment, Human Rights and Development “The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America” Speaker: Martin Mowforth, Associate Lecturer, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences,…
Third Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) Conference Increasingly, researchers, policy makers and practitioners are acknowledging the need to work together to successfully solve the world’s development problems. However, bridging the gaps (in thinking, approach, access etc.) between these three sectors has raised many problems of their own. This conference aims to provide a platform in…
Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Applied Institute of Research in Economics (AIRE) Speaker: Milford Bateman, Author of Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work? Discussants: Thankom Arun, Professor of Development Finance and Public Policy, University of Central Lancashire Jason Hickel, Research Fellow – Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science About the Author The…