Past Event

8th PhD Conference on International Development

From 19 Sep 2019 9:00 until 20 Sep 2019 17:00

Room 120/121 Institute of Development Studies
Library Road

The 8th PhD Conference on International Development is a student-led event organised by PhD students from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex (UK).

This conference represents a collaboration with a number of institutions in Europe; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UK); the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands); the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg, Essen and the Institute of Political Science (IfP) (Germany).

This PhD conference brings together current or recently-graduated doctoral researchers in development studies and related disciplines, but attendance is not limited to PhD students of the partner institutes.

This conference is an opportunity for current doctoral students studying international development to listen to presentations and exchange ideas with fellow students, senior academics, and experts.

Conference themes

  1. Deconstructing frames of inequalities
  2. Sustainability in times of uncertainty
  3. Partnerships and collaborations in development
  4. Inclusivity and reflexivity in research methods

The conference will include two keynote lectures (more details coming soon), parallel sessions, a guided poster walk, lunch, refreshments and one conference dinner.




Travel Guide

Keynote speakers

Criteria to attend

Current PhD students studying development studies are welcome to attend this conference, but places are limited.

The conference is free to attend, but participants must provide their own travel and accommodation.

If you require a VISA to attend this conference, then please email: [email protected] first, confirming you PhD status. Once confirmed you will be sent an invitation letter.

Travel information

You can find out how to get to campus and IDS at our travel page.

Please note

This event has now sold out. For any queries please email the organising team.


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