Centre for Development Studies

Seminars and events

Upcoming events

Date Description Speaker Time
  • 10 May 2018
Voices from the mine: artisanal diamonds and resource governance in Sierra Leone Screening Dr Roy Maconachie's film 19:00
  • 25 April 2018
Moralities of wellbeing Professor Sarah White 18:15-20:30

Previous Events

Date Description Speaker Time Further information 
  •  12 April, 2018
Film screening and discussion: The Shadow World followed by a discussion with the author, Andrew Feinstein Andrew Feinstein 1815-2105 3WN, Room 2.1
  •  26-27 Feb, 2018

QuIP Lead Evaluator Training Course


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  • 1 December, 2017
Book Launch: Social Sciences for an Other Politics: Women theorising without parachutes, edited by Ana C. Dinerstein

Dr Ana C Dinerstein, SPS, University of Bath
Dr Sarah Amsler, Education, University of Nottingham
Dr Aurelien Mondon, POLIS, University of Bath
Dr Rosalba Icaza, ISS                     Dr Sara Motta, University of Newcastle, Australia, (Skype)

 

1315-1505 View the presentation here
  • 30 November, 2017

Film Screening: ‘Tomorrow’

  18:15-20:15 8W, Room 1.1
  • 13 November, 2017

Book Presentation, The Struggle for Development by Benjamin Selwyn

Benjamin Selwyn 1315-1500 Chancellors' Building 4.8
  • 30 October, 2017
Promoting financial inclusion in India
  • Dr. Aruna Sharma
  • 1315-1405
 
  • 28 March, 2017
Department Research Horizons: Challenges and Opportunities (2):Our Strategic Direction TBC
  • 13.15 - 14.45
  • Location - 1W 2.01
  • 20 March, 2017
How Change Happens
  • Duncan Green, Oxfam Strategic Adviser and LSE Professor of Practice in International Development
  • 13.15 - 14.30
  • Location - 8W 1.1
  • 14 March, 2017
Networks and power in international development
  • Dr Moira Faul, Head of Research at the Public Private Partnerships Research Centre, University of Geneva and a visiting fellow with UNRISD 
  • 13.15 - 14.45
  • Location - 1W 2.104
  • 28 February, 2017

International perspectives on measuring poverty
  • 13.15 - 14.45
  • Location - 8W 2.34
  • 24 February, 2017

DSA Religion and Development Study Group:

Methodological challenges of researching religion in marginalized development contexts

 

TBC
  • 10.15 - 17.45
  • Location - Building 3 West, Room 4.7, University of Bath
  • 21 February, 2017
Multi-dimensional poverty measurement as new social policy tool? Taking stock from international and national experiences and ways forward
  • Bilal Malaeb (Research Officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: MENA and West Africa region)
  • Jimena Maccio (Department of Economics and Interdisciplinary Programme on Human Development and Social Inclusion, Catholic University of Argentina)
  • 13.15 - 14.45
  • Location - 1W 2.01
  • 10 February, 2017

Centre for Development Studies Seminar

Drowning: A ‘silent epidemic’ and a development response

James Vaughan, International Projects Director of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  • 14.15 - 16.00
  • Location - CB 3.5
  • 9 November, 2016
Shared Prosperity and Inequality This event welcomed Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, Professor Kaushik Basu to deliver a lecture on ‘Shared Prosperity.’
  • Time: 17.30 - 20.00
  • Location: The Edge, University of Bath
  • 14-15 September 2016
Evidence and the Politics of Policymaking: where next?

Rt Hon Douglas Alexander

Professor Nancy Cartwright, University of Durham

Lord Kerslake, Chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and former Head of the Civil Service

 

 

 

  •  7 April 2016

Public debate: Is Climate Policy at Tipping Point? 

Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West 

Janet Strachan, LEDS GP Director, Overseas Development Institute

Peter Newell, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex

Catherine Pettengell, Independent Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist

Jon Date, Advocacy Officer, ActionAid UK

  • 18.15 - 21.00
  •  11 March 2016

The Arms Trade Treaty and Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

 

  • Deepayan Basu Ray, Arms Trade Treaty Monitor Coordinator at the Control Arms Campaign
  •  14.15 - 16.00
 
  •  29 January 2016

Marx in the Key of Hope

 

  • Convenors: Ana C. Dinerstein & Frederick Harry Pitts
  •  09.00 - 17.30
  • 07-08 September 2015
DSA Conference 2015: Global Development as Relationship: Dependence, Interdependence or Divide?  
  • 13.00 on 07 Sept to 18.00 on 08 Sept 2015
  • 10 June 2015

 Special Brown Bag Seminar:

‘Could human dignity be the future of development?'

  •  Paolo Carozza, Director of the Kellogg Institute of International Studies, University of Notre Dame, and former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
  • 13:05 - 14:15
 
  • 29 April 2015
CDS @40 - Inequality everywhere: what is development about?
  • Speakers: Dr. Sarah White, Dr. Jason Hart, Dr. Joe Devine and Professor James Copestake
  • Chair Dr. Susan Johnson
  • 18.00 - 20.00
  • 17 April 2015
Book Launch: The politics of Autonomy in Latin America. The Art of Organising Hope (Palgrave MacMillan, December 2014).
  • 14:15 - 16:00
  • 20 March 2015
Anthropology of Parliament: Bangladesh, Ethiopia and the UK
  • Dr Emma Crewe,  Senior Research Fellow, SOAS, University of London
  • 14:15 - 16:00
  • 13 March 2015
Social Security - not counter terrorism - solutions: why social policy matters for the MENA region
  • Dr. Rana Jawad, Lecturer, Dept. of Social and Policy Studies, University of Bath
  • 14:15 - 16:00
  • 27 February 2015
Mediating culture of development: Exploring the invisible actors in South Asian context
  • Dr. Shahid Perwez, Researcher, CDS,
    Dept. of Social and Policy Studies, University of Bath
  • 14:15 - 16:00
  • 26 February 2015

Public Event: 'Powerless' A jarring glimpse at India's rampant energy crisis.

Winner of 'Best Film' in the India Gold Section at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival.

Post-film discussion led by Dr Palash Kamruzzaman

  • Dr Palash Kumruzzam, Teaching Fellow, CDS, Dept. of Social and Policy Studies, University of Bath
  • 19:00 - 22:00
  • The Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant, 8A Quiet Street, Bath, BA1 2JS.
  • 06 February 2015
What attachment to Peace? Exploring Material and Social Dimensions to Peacebuilding
  • Dr Nic Lemay-Herbert, Senior Lecturer, International Development, School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham
  • 14.15 - 16.00
 
  • 27 January 2015
Quality in qualitative research and enduring problematics
  • 12 presentations plus closing panel discussion
  • 09.30 - 16.30
  • 20 January 2015
Bangladesh: from basket case to success story - rethinking the role of the international community 
  • Dr Palash Kumruzzam (Teaching Fellow, CDS, Dept. of Social and Policy Studies,University of Bath)
  • 19.30
  • 12 December 2014
Struggle, strategy and uncertainty in the governance of new mining frontiers: global insights from Central America
  • 14:15 - 16:00
  • 05 December 2014
Why does Sexuality Matter for Development? 
  • Dr Elisabeth Mills (Research Fellow, Knowledge Technology and Society, Institute of Development Studies)
  • 14:15 - 16.00
 
  • 20 and 21 November 2014
Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Oppotunities
  • Dr Zafiris Tzannatos (Senior Consultant for Strategy and Policy, Lebanon)
  • Ms Ghada Waly (Minister of Social Affairs, Egypt)
  • Ms Charlotte Morris (DFID, UK)
  • Dr Adel Abdellatif (UNDP, New York)
  • Ms Ursula Kulke (ILO, Lebanon)
  • Mr Samman Thapa (UNICEF, Jordan)
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • 19 November 2014
Development Career Cafe follwed by a lecture: Reflecting on Development Practice
  • Networking cafe with a variety of professionals working on or in development from NGOs, Government, and Private Sector 
  • Guest Speaker: Prof. Rosalind Eyben (Institute of Development Studies):
  • 17:00 - 19:00 
  •  19:00 - 21:00
 
  • 14 November 2014
'DOING DEVELOPMENT':  How Did We Get Here? What Happened? Development Practice, Complexity and Evaluation in Conflict.
  • Dr Jennifer Leith (Independent Consultant, Former Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, DFID Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Dept)
  • 14:15 - 16:00
 
  • 24 October 2014
Equity within Planetary Limits: a vision for the Sustainable Development Goals? 
  • 14:15 - 16:00
  • 17 October 2014
Disposable Children?:testing the limits of the rights-based approach to development
  • Dr Jason Hart (Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Development, Dept of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath)
  • 14:15 - 16:00
  • 21 May 2014
Public debate: Israel-Palestine eyewitness accounts
  • Chair: Séverine Deneulin (Senior Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath)
  • 18.15
  • 20 May 2014
Safaris, Soya and Subsistence: the politics of development, conservation and wellbeing in Chiawa, Zambia
  • 19.30
  • Held in conjunction with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
  • 03 April 2014
Global Development Goals: what next?
  • Convener: Susan Johnson (Director, CDS) 
  • Please see the programme for details of speakers
  • 18.00 followed by drinks reception
  • 28 March 2014
Towards a lower carbon agriculture in India: an experiment in expert and situated knowledge
  • 14.15 - 16.00
 
  • 14 March 2014
Reflecting on the role of small NGOs
  • 14.15 - 16.00
 
  • 28 February 2014
The future of international NGOs: Governance and the strategic challenges
  •  14:15-16:00
 
  • 18 February 2014
Wellbeing and social justice: Framing an alternative conceptual framework for social and political action
  • Severine Deneulin (Senior Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath)
  • 19:30- 21.00
  • 14 February 2014
Chasing Avaaz: the challenges for international NGOs of accountability in advocacy work
  • 14:15-16:00
 
  • 08-09 January 2014
Wellbeing and Subjectivity in International Development Conference  
  • Held at the University of Oxford, Regents Park College

*'Doing Development' seminars are a series in which development policy makers and practitioners reflect on their experiences of working in the sector.