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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 4 October
University Place
Theatre B

Prof Diana Mitlin, The University of Manchester
Addressing shelter inequalities: Lessons from urban India

Thursday 26 October
University Place
Theatre B

Prof Dani Rodrik, Harvard
Global Development Institute Annual Lecture
Economics of populism

Friday 17 November
2 - 3.30pm
Simon Building
Theatre C

Prof AbdouMaliq Simone, University of South Australia
GDI Lecture Series with Manchester Urban Institute
Flickering in the dark: Urban tissue as provisional care

Wednesday 29 November
Roscoe Building
Theatre A

Prof William Ferguson, Grinnell College
Adrian Leftwich Annual Lecture
A political economy approach to collective action, inequality and development

Wednesday 13 December
University Place
Theatre B

Dr Irene Guijt, Oxfam
Evidence for Influencing: Balancing research integrity and campaign strategy in Oxfam


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