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Global Development Institute

Global Development Institute Lecture Series

The Global Development 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 5.00-6.30pm (unless otherwise stated)

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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

Wednesday 15 November
2 - 3.30pm
Location TBC

Prof AbdouMaliq Simone, University of South Australia
Collective operations in urban settings

Wednesday 29 November
Roscoe Building
Theatre B

Prof William Ferguson, Grinnell College
Adrian Leftwich Annual Lecture
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



You can catch up with the 2016/17 lecture series below.