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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LSE Conflict Research Programme News – December

South Sudan Conflict Research Podcast
The podcasts feature insights and experiences from leading scholars and public intellectuals that make up the CRP South Sudan Research Panel. The panel share their views and findings on questions of peace and security amid ongoing political violence and humanitarian crisis.

EPISODE #1: The Panel on the Pandemic
At the South Sudan Research Panel’s annual meeting, two researchers detail the ongoing effects of COVID-19, as well as the challenges facing South Sudanese refugees in Egypt.

EPISODE #2: The Panel on Peace and Security
Three thought leaders present their research and insights into the current conflict situation in South Sudan.

EPISODE #3: Reflections on patriarchy and sexual violence
Discussing patriarchy, toxic masculinity and why sexual and gender based violence has proliferated in domestic settings and displacement sites, as well as on the battlefield.