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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Annette Idler presents the seminar “Fieldwork in Hot Places: Personal and Methodological Challenges” This talk will discuss the challenges that arise when conducting fieldwork in difficult settings, especially conflict- or violence affected regions. It will focus on practical aspects including security measures, and access strategies as well as personal aspects such as the vulnerability of…
News Coverage of the ‘Third World’ and the Alliance for Progress: Communicating the Politics of Containment Jointly hosted between School of Media and Communication and Centre for Global Development – Chris Paterson, Chair Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Lecturer in Journalism Studies, Department of Journalism Studies,University of Sheffield and co-director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media Harry…
The CGD team together with 3 POLIS students attended the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which took place 10-13 June 2014 in London ExCeL exhibition centre (for official archives of the event, see here). The CGD delegation’s trip was generously sponsored by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Leeds office. The Summit was…
Sue Kinn and Malcolm McNeil spoke about DFID’s approach to research, with a focus on health. They discussed issues such as the way DFID’s approach has changed over the years, how DFID decides what research to fund, trends in research funding, the different types of organisation that DFID works with for research, and DFID views on effective approaches to dissemination.
Location: Conference Auditorium 2 Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge; author of ‘Kicking Away the Ladder’
The Centre for Global Development had the pleasure of hearing Uma Kothari, Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies, from University of Manchester give annual lecture on 12 November 2013.
2nd Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) Conference About the Conference Conducting research in development contexts comes with its own challenges. Common issues such as research design, methodologies and planning must be considered alongside more context-specific issues: cultural differences may disrupt communication; corruption may hamper access; ethical issues may be more stringent, and interaction with different…
Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central and the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Location: Seminar Room 1, Fairbairn House, 71-75 Clarendon Road, University of Leeds
Centre for Global Development (CGD) in cooperation with Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) would like to invite you to the seminar by speakers from the both institutions. The seminar will focus on power, authority and agency in the developing contexts: Dr Glyn Williams (SIID) ‘Managing political space: authority, power and marginalised people’s agency in rural West Bengal’ Professor Gordon Crawford (CGD) ‘Struggles for rights: power, authority and agency in Ghana’
The aim of this seminar is two-fold: provide guidance for participants who need to fill in the University of Leeds ethical approval form and provide a space for general discussion of ethical issues.