Event series

Sussex Development Lectures

The Sussex Development Lecture series is an opportunity to hear from leading global thinkers on development. It is jointly run by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the School of Global Studies , the Science Policy and Research Unit (SPRU) and the Centre for International Education (CIE), based at the University of Sussex.

2019/20 Series

Global development challenges: towards a politics of hope

The world is facing a series of critical challenges, from climate, environment and pandemics to conflict, anti-migration policies and rising inequalities, together with backlashes against rights and justice, a rise in authoritarian populism, and the closing down of genuine democratic spaces.

How can we better understand the political economic structures and agencies driving such challenges? What role do development actors, and development studies play in these processes? What radical alternatives can we look to, across civil society and social movements, which speak truths to power and help build a politics of hope?

This Sussex Development Lecture series brings together diverse perspectives on some of the critical global challenges of our time, to look at ways in which we can tackle these challenges and support positive action.

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Recordings of lectures

To make the series as accessible as possible we will be filming and live streaming each lecture. You can watch live on the IDS Facebook page and all recordings will be made available afterwards on the IDS website event pages.

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For any enquiries please contact Sarah King.

Past events in this series