Past events

GDI Lecture Series - Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

15:00 - 16:30 14 December 2022

Can a celebrity be a “disrupter,” promoting strategic partnerships to bring new ideas and fundin...

SCI Annual Lecture 2022: In Conversation with Kate Raworth

15:00 - 18:00 6 December 2022

The Sustainable Consumption Institute is delighted to welcome Kate Raworth (author of Doughnut Econo...

Eradicating extreme poverty in China: A sociological account.

01:00 - 14:00 23 November 2022

China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty since late 1970s and announced in 2020...

School of Environment, Education and Development Inaugural Lectures

04:30 - 06:30 23 November 2022

O?n Wednesday, 23 November, join the School of Environment, Education and Development for our winter...

GDI Lecture Series - Lost Lands: Indigenous People and Land Rights in East Africa - POSTPONED

15:00 - 16:30 23 November 2022

Indigenous people’s land claims meet with suspicion and distrust. This lecture will explore exampl...

GDI Lecture Series - Understanding migration dynamics in the Horn of Africa

15:00 - 16:30 16 November 2022

The Horn of Africa (HoA) is a region with a long history of crises, including conflict, natural disa...

GDI Lecture Series - Transformative change from below in a context of climate-related uncertainties: praxis, patches and politics - POSTPONED

15:00 - 16:30 9 November 2022

Climate-related uncertainties have tended to be defined by experts and bureaucrats (the ‘above’)...

Interconnected Worlds of Electronics Global Production Networks After the Pandemic

16:00 - 17:30 7 November 2022

Based on his recent monograph Interconnected Worlds (Stanford University Press, June 2022), this pre...

What Makes a Place Urban?

11:00 - 12:30 26 October 2022

Please contact Felix Agyemang at for the Zoom link and password fo...

GDI Lecture Series - FutureDAMS: Addressing the water-energy-food-environment challenge

14:00 - 15:30 19 October 2022

Following the completion of the interdisciplinary FutureDAMS project in early 2022, this lecture wil...