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Global Development Institute

Global Development Institute Lecture Series

The Global Development Institute Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research and ideas.

The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is open to staff, students and the general public. Just turn up!

The GDI Lecture series is streamed live on our Facebook page for anyone who can't make it in person, and available on our blog the following day.


All lectures 5pm-6.30pm (unless otherwise stated).

Wednesday 31 January

Roscoe Building, Theatre B

Vijay Joshi, University of Oxford

India: the Long Road to Prosperity

Monday 5 February

Roscoe Building, Theatre A


Dr Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge

Are some countries destined for under-development?

co-hosted by Post-Crash Economics Society

Wednesday 28 February

Roscoe Building, Theatre B

Prof Phil Woodhouse, Global Development Institute

Farmer-led irrigation in Africa

Wednesday 14 March

Roscoe Building, Theatre B

Dr Moira Faul and Dr Jordan Tchilingirian, University of Cambridge and University of Bath

What social network analysis can tell us about multi-stakeholder partnerships 

Co-hosted by the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis

Watch the videos or listen to the podcasts for semester one lecture series below. 


Watch the videos or listen to the podcasts for the 2016-17 lecture series below.