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Global Development Institute

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. 

The GDI Lecture series is streamed live on our Facebook page for anyone who can't make it in person. We also share a video and podcast of each lecture shortly after.

 

Wednesday 30 January

4.30-6pm

Theatre B

Roscoe Building

Moira Faul & Jordan Soukias Tchilingirian

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

Wednesday 6 February

5-6.30pm

Theatre B

Roscoe Building

Stephan Haggard

Developmental states

Wednesday 20 February

5-6.30pm

Theatre B

Roscoe Building

Katherine Brickell

Blood bricks: untold stories of modern slavery and climate change from Cambodia

Co-hosted by the Manchester Urban Institute

Wednesday 6 March

5-6.30pm  

Theatre B

Roscoe Building

Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Property, institutions, and social stratification in Africa

Co-hosted by the Manchester Urban Institute

Wednesday 20 March

5-6.30pm

TBC

Bina Agarwal

Agrarian crises, institutional innovation and gender: Can group farming provide an answer?

Co-hosted by the Post-Crash Economics Society 

Wednesday 1 May

5-6.30pm 

Theatre B

Roscoe Building

Genevieve Le Baron

The business of forced labour in global agricultural supply chains

Wednesday 8 May

4.30-6pm

Theatre B

Roscoe Building

Edgar Pieterse

Ambitious & ambiguous public investments in African cities 

Co-hosted by the Manchester Urban Institute

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

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