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Events

We convene a wide range of debates, seminars and lectures that bring together multiple perspectives  on development issues and challenges.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event

Changing narratives of humanitarian protection: An artistic journey

Join IDS for an exciting exhibition exploring diverse art work about humanitarian protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Art is seeing a powerful resurgence amongst researchers, activists and humanitarian practitioners. Interdisciplinary projects are using photography, theatre,...

28 November 2022

Upcoming Event

Sussex Development Lectures

Crisis, development and ecologies of the new commons

In response to acute crises and complex, long-term systemic challenges, structural violence, austerity and neglect, people around the world are coming together in commons. Communities of ‘commoners’ are reconfiguring relationships between society, technology and the non-human environment,...

7 December 2022

Upcoming Event

Art, environnement et activisme en Afrique

How can the arts be used in environmental communication and dialogue? We present experiences using arts-led deliberation from across Africa. Citizens, researchers, activists, policy actors, artists and others are welcome. Activists and policy actors in East and West Africa work to tackle...

8 December 2022

Event Series

Event series

IDS Annual Lecture

Each year we invite a prominent speaker on international development to give the IDS Annual Lecture. These events are open to the public and available to attend in person and watch online. Past speakers include the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, world-renown...

Event series

Conflict, Violence and Development Seminar Series

The IDS Conflict, Violence and Development seminar series focuses on mass violent conflicts as well as every day forms of insecurity, looking at their relationship with poverty and development. It provides a forum to discuss the Institute's work in this area, as well as some exciting work on...

Past Events

Past Event

Shifting power in pandemics

A public webinar on connecting and supporting preparedness 'from below', featuring expert speakers, videos from the field and debate. Through a Wellcome Trust-funded collaborative award, the Pandemic Preparedness Project has been researching preparedness ‘from below’ since 2019. It...

16 November 2022

Past Event

Sussex Development Lectures

The impact of colonialism in Sri Lanka

*Please note this event has been postponed. Future date TBC*. Nihal Perera is Professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University. His most recent books are People’s Spaces (Routledge, 2016) and Transforming Asian Cities (edited with Wing-Shing Tang, Routledge, 2013). In this Sussex...

16 November 2022

Past Event

IDS Annual Lecture

IDS Annual Lecture with pioneering architect Yasmeen Lari

The Pakistan floods – re-building though women’s empowerment and sustainable design. Watch now https://youtu.be/TvIitZtGqyo The floods in Pakistan have caused devastation on an unprecedented scale, leaving one third of the country under water and 33 million people displaced.  The...

15 November 2022

Past Event

Unsettling Apologies: Critical writings on apology from South Africa

There has recently been a global resurgence of demands for the acknowledgement of historical and contemporary wrongs, as well as for apologies and reparation for harms suffered. Drawing on the histories of injustice, dispossession and violence in South Africa, this book examines the cultural,...

14 November 2022

Past Event

University of Sussex online Postgraduate Open Day

Interested in studying with IDS? Come and meet us at the University of Sussex's online Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 12 November. Book your place online Saturday 12 November 10:30 - 14:30 You will get the opportunity to: Attend live subject sessions with the academics who teach...

12 November 2022