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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event

Book release: White Saviorism in International Development

White Saviorism in International Development: Theories, Practices and Lived Experiences. There is a growing interest in understanding the meaning, manifestations, analysis and implications of racism in North/South relations. White Saviorism in International development seeks to remedy the...

28 March 2023

Upcoming Event

Theorising the pathways of participatory interventions

In this Participation, Inclusion and Social Change cluster Seminar we are celebrating our new partnership with Fundacion Paraguaya (the developers of the Poverty Stoplight) and will discuss and share how we develop understandings of participatory processes to work to generate change through...

30 March 2023

Upcoming Event

Sussex Development Lectures

China and the future of multilateralism

Postponed from March 15 to May 24 We are living in an era of ‘polycrisis’, of turbulence, and interconnected, wicked global challenges. Responding to such challenges requires collective action – on issues as diverse as climate, global public health, debt and digital governance. The...

24 May 2023

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

Revisiting the UN Water Conference: 46 years of learning and forgetting?

This event examines the progress and challenges that have shaped water and development from Mar-del- Plata (1977) to the upcoming UN Water Conference in New York City (2023). Speakers will focus on key achievements and missed opportunities, and reflect on what’s proposed at New York in terms...

14 March 2023

Past Event

Healing Justice as a radical approach to African feminist organising

Healing Justice is an emerging political organising framework that addresses the systemic injustice and intergenerational harm experienced by oppressed and marginalised peoples. This seminar presents insights from research that explored its relevance for feminist movement-building in different...

9 March 2023

Past Event

Ways forward for pastoral development and policy

In this online event, we will highlight the policy and practice implications emerging from the discussions at a three-day workshop on ‘Pastoralism, Development and Policy’. These will be discussed by a panel of commentators from different regions of the world, and including policymakers,...

8 March 2023

Past Event

New Narratives for Livestock Policy

This panel session will highlight a new perspective on extensive livestock systems that embraces ‘uncertainty,’ challenges conventional policy ideas and introduces new thinking on livestock and climate change, biodiversity protection and pastoral development. The opening talk will be...

6 March 2023