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, no booking required - just turn up.  

2023-24

Upcoming lectures

Past lectures

  • Ethiopia's 'Developmental State': Political order and distributive crisis, Dr Tom Lavers (University of Manchester)
  • Social protection in Latin America: Causality, stratification, and outcomes, Prof Armando Barrientos (University of Manchester)
  • The infrastructural South: Techno-environments of the third wave of urbanization, Dr Jon Silver
  • Industrialization and assimilation: Understanding ethnic change in the modern world, Prof Elliott Green (LSE)
  • Resilience to economic shrinking as a development strategy for the 21st century, Dr. Martin Andersson and Dr. Tobias Axelsson (Lund University)
  • Doing conjuncture: 'Analyzing situations', extending cases, and contextual theorizing in urban and regional studies, Prof Jamie Peck (UBC)

2022-23

2021-22

2020-21

2019-20

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

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