We engage with students, researchers, government, policy makers and the public through our talks, seminars, workshops and conferences. Our events are open to students, staff and the general public.

Upcoming events

Report Launch: GDI-SANEM study: “The COVID-19 Pandemic, Post-pandemic Challenges and Poverty Dynamics in Bangladesh”

11:00 - 13:00 28 May 2024

Report launch w/ Prof David Hulme (Chair), Prof Sohela Nazneen, Prof Selim Raihan, Prof David Fielding, and speaker TBC Bangladesh has witnessed remarkable economic growth and development in the last three decades. However, the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the Russia-Ukraine war and the global energy crisis, has put Bangladesh to the test o..

Advances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference 2024

03 - 04 June 2024

This year’s Advances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference, a Digital Futures activity, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester over the course of two days on the 3rd and 4th of June 2024. It will also coincide with The University of Manchester’s bicentenary celebrations occurring across the year. The Adv..

Restructuring of the European semiconductor industry through government subsidies: focus on Germany and implications for GPNs

15:00 - 16:30 03 June 2024

This lecture is hosted by GDI's Global Production Networks, Trade, and Labour (GPNTL) group. Speakers: Gale Raj-Reichert,?Professor of Politics,?Bard College Berlin Tobias Wuttke, Post-doctoral Researcher, Bard College Berlin Since 2020, the semiconductor industry in Europe has faced: 1) a Covid-19 pandemic induced shortage of semiconducto..

GDI Webinar: Growing up in poverty, growing old with multimorbidity in America, Britain, China & Europe

13:00 - 14:00 05 June 2024

Webinar with Gindo Tampubolon, Senior Lecturer in Global Health. Childhood poverty is directly associated with many health outcomes in late life irrespective of youth health and of variation in health systems. The childhood poor in America, Britain and Europe have reported worse cognitive, muscle and mental functions in their fifties to ninet..

Energy transition, new state capitalism? Changing state roles in the production networks of critical minerals in Chile

14:00 - 15:30 06 June 2024

Seminar organised by the Cities, Politics and Economies (Geography) and Global Production Networks, Trade, and Labour (GDI) research groups. Speaker: Dr. Felipe Irarrázaval, Investigador postdoctoral, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile The energy transition and the geopolitical reconfiguration of global production networks are reshap..

Book Launch: “Charaiveti: An Academic's Global Journey“

14:00 - 15:30 07 June 2024

Seminar with Professor Pranab Bardhan (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of California, Berkeley). We are happy to welcome Professor Pranab Bardhan, one of the leading thinkers of Development Economics, to the GDI on 7 June 2024. Professor Bardhan will talk about his recently published book, "Charaiveti: An Academic'..

Art in Times of Crisis - Bicentenary Exhibition

08 - 09 June 2024

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT Immerse yourself in the unique fusion of academia and artistry at an exhibition hosted by the University’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). We’ll be showcasing art and culture inspired by HCRI’s research on challenging global issues and be guided through the displays by distinguished scholars and ta..

GDI Community of Practice: Continuing conversations about migration

14:00 - 15:00 11 June 2024

Join us for our next community of practice exploring the challenges and complexities facing migrant- and refugee-led organisations. In this session, we’ll focus on platforming the experiences of displaced people, migrants, and forced refugees – much-needed voices in our community of practice. We’ll hear the story of Alimamy Bangura, a d..

Pankhurst Seminar Series: Digital Health Inequities Edition - Towards a decolonial agenda for digital health in Sub Saharan Africa

13:00 - 14:00 12 June 2024

Our next seminar in the Digital Health Inequities seminar series is on 12th of June, 1-2pm via Zoom ( Prof Sharifah Sekalala from the University of Warwick will talk about “Decolonial agenda for digital health in sub-Saharan Africa”. Sharifah Sekalala is a Professor of Global Health Law at the University of..

Community of Practice: Leadership in Development

12:30 - 13:30 27 June 2024

Do you have a leadership role within the development sector? Do you ever struggle with the demands and complexity of the role? Do politics and complex power structures affect your ability to effectively carry out responsibilities? You're not alone – leaders at all levels struggle with these issues, often finding creative solutions to overcom..

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