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!
All lectures 5pm-6.30pm (unless otherwise stated).
Wednesday 31 January
Roscoe Building, Theatre B
Monday 5 February
Roscoe Building, Theatre A
Wednesday 2 May
Humanities Bridgeford Street G6
Watch the videos or listen to the podcasts for semester one lecture series below.
- 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)
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)