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Centre of Development Studies


The Centre of Development Studies Seminar Series focuses on issues central to the study of Development and practices in Development. Beyond this, the series is diverse in intellectual, theoretical, and empirical approaches, reflecting this diversity found in our Centre as well. 

All seminars take place on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in room SG1/2 in the Alison Richard Building.

For more information, please contact series coordinator, Dr Jostein Hauge


19 January

Speaker: Brian Dowd-Uribe (University of San Francisco; Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions; UMR Innovation, CIRAD)

Title: The Method in the Madness: Explaining Unfounded GM Crop Optimism for Poor Small Farmers in Africa


02 February

Speakers: Graham Denyer Willis, Pedro Mendes Loureiro (University of Cambridge)

Title: The Prison Consensus: Incarceration, Space, and Inequality in Brazil


9th February

Speaker: Boram Lee (LSE)

Title: Silent Networks in the Electoral Spotlight: Activist Coalitions and Diffusion of Global Corporate Norms


16 March

Speaker: Robert Mattes (University of Strathclyde / University of Cape Town)

Title: Mapping State Capacity in Africa: Professionalism and Reach