Global Development Institute Lecture Series
In a fast moving world, the Global Development Institute Lecture Series provides space for leading development thinkers to discuss their latest research and ideas. Lectures are free and open to all.
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is open to staff, students and the general public. Just turn up!
We will be announcing the line up for 2018-19 shortly
- Wednesday 4 October: Addressing shelter inequalities: Lessons from urban India Prof Diana Mitlin, (The University of Manchester)
- Thursday 26 October: Economics of populism Prof Dani Rodrik (Harvard)
- Friday 17 November: Flickering in the dark: Urban tissue as provisional care Prof AbdouMaliq Simone (University of South Australia)
- Wednesday 29 November: A political economy approach to collective action, inequality and development Prof William Ferguson (Grinnell College)
- Wednesday 13 December: Evidence for Influencing: Balancing research integrity and campaign strategy in Oxfam Dr Irene Guijt (Oxfam GB)
- Wednesday 31 January: India: the Long Road to Prosperity Vijay Joshi (University of Oxford)
- Monday 5 February: Are some countries destined for under-development? Dr Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge)
- Wednesday 2 May: Understanding Zimbabwe: from liberation to authoritarianism Dr Sara Dorman (The University of Edinburgh)
Watch the videos or listen to the podcasts for the 2016-17 lecture series below.
- 12 October: Should Rich Nations Help the Poor? Professor David Hulme (Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester)
- 26 October: The UK’s Post-Brexit Trade Policy: What about development? Professor Alan Winters (The University of Sussex)
- 9 November: Capitalism and Conservation in the Age of Security: The Vitalization of the State Professor Elizabeth Lunstrum (York University)
- 23 November: The Magic Number: 1.5°C or 2°C Limit on Warming. But, what does this actually mean for Least Developed Countries? Dr Saleemul Huq (Director of International Centre for Climate Change & Development and Senior Fellow at International Institute for Environment and Development)
- 7 December: Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping Our Heads Above Water Professor David Hulme (Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester) Dr Manoj Roy (Lancaster University) and Dr Joseph Hanlon (Open University)
- 8 February: Designing Interventions in Developing Water-Energy-Food Systems Professor Julien Harou (The University of Manchester).
- 15 February: “Too close for comfort, relatively speaking? Development NGOs’ dependence on home government funding in comparative perspective”. Professor Lauchlan T. Munro (Ottawa University)
- 22 February: Predatory states and Economic development Professor Mehrdad Vahabi (University of Paris)
- 8 March: Gender, Urbanisation and Poverty: Principles, Practice, and the Space of Slums Professor Sylvia Chant (London School of Economics)
- 22 March: Resilience, Development and Global Change: Resistance, Rootedness and Resourcefulness Professor Katrina Brown (University of Exeter)
- 26 April: The Global Arms Trade and International Law: Prevention is Better than Cure Dr Shavana Musa (The University of Manchester)