Past Event

Sussex Development Lectures

Covid-19 and development: building back better?

1 October 2020 17:00–18:00

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt globally with major social and economic disruptions. It has laid bare systemic inequalities and injustices and raised questions of accountability and state/society relations. While many of the impacts have been devastating and the social and economic recovery progress presents many challenges, the crisis has offered glimpses of how progressive transformations could be achieved, building solidarities across communities, sectors and disciplines.

Is this a moment for some fundamental transformations in development – what do these look like and how might they be taken forward?

This online event launched the Sussex Development Lecture series 2020/21, with an introduction from each of the schools that run the series, 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.

Sussex Development Lectures will be broadcast online, with a limited number of attendee tickets through Zoom and an open stream live to YouTube.


English to BSL sign interpreter

  • Marco Nardi, British, Italian Sign Language and International Sign Interpreter


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