Past Event


Global development challenges: towards a politics of hope

3 October 2019 17:00–18:30

IDS, Convening Space Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Library Road

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 will launch the 2019/20 series, with speakers from each of the schools that jointly run the series:

  • Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
  • Mario Novelli, Professor of the Political Economy of Education, Centre for International Education (CIE)
  • Peter Newell, Professor of International Relations, School of Global Studies
  • Saurabh Arora, Senior Lecturer in Technology and Innovation for Development, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

All lectures in the series will be streamed live to the IDS Facebook page.

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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

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