Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Racism and development – how much do Black lives matter in global development?

As part of our work for social justice and equity, LIDC invites you to join the conversation as we ask ‘How much do Black lives matter in global development?’

The event will take place on Friday 3rd July and will be hosted by LIDC’s Director, Professor Claire Heffernan.

Our speakers are

Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey – Oxford University

Dr Kalpana Wilson– Birkbeck (Geography Dept)

Attendance is free, but in advance registration is vital

For more information on the event and how to register, please visit the LIDC website.

Previous events viewable online

Visit LIDC’s event archive to view recordings of previous events, including

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