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, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

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

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Governance

Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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People

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

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About

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

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DSA2020

Our conference this year is themed "New leadership for global challenges"

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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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Publications

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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Latest news from IGDC

News

Protecting Migrants or Reversing Migration? COVID-19 and the risks of a protracted crisis in Latin America: IGDC Director, Jean Grugel, shares her overview of the way Covid-19 is exacerbating failures in the protection of migrants’ right to health in Central and South America.

How problem-based learning can aid in understanding the complexity of global challenges: IGDC Co-Director Henrice Altink discusses the complexities of global challenges and how problem-based learning can help.

Did the Left Elect the Right in Brazil? Rodrigo Campos explores recent events in Brazilian politics in response to our seminar on the political crisis in Brazil.

Webinars

Climate justice movements and Covid-19 in the Global SouthDr Jessica Omukuti is joined by Zainab Aliyu, Dr Deborah Delgado Pugley and Dr. Prakash Kashwan in discussing Covid-19’s projected impact and climate justice implications as well as exploring the economic downturn from emerging from Covid-19 adversely impacting communities and households in the Global South 

Covid-19 and the ‘Global Development Industry’– Christine Wallace chairs a panel discussion to explore the impact of Covid-19 on the Global Development industry and discuss the challenges presented by Covid-19 to the business of development.

Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Time of Coronavirus: Perspectives from Brazil and India: Chaired by Dr Phil Roberts and Dr Indrajit Roy this webinar explores how the coronavirus pandemic affects political dynamics in Brazil and India, and particularly the perceived shift of both countries towards more authoritarian governance in recent years. 

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