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DSA 2021 – Unsettling Development
Our 2021 conference focuses on “Unsettling Development”, while also encompassing the broad range of development studies interests. By this we mean the multiple pressures that are reshaping how we think, study and effect progressive social change. COVID19, climate change, populism, demands for racial justice and the rise of new powers are among the themes that will be explored.
Going virtual in 2021
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and when it might be possible to have large conference events in-person, the DSA Council have decided that DSA2021 will be held as a virtual, online conference. As in 2020, we do not want to lose the opportunity to gather and learn from each other and we aim to improve on last year’s online experience so that we can network and engage virtually even more effectively. We realise we will all miss some of the benefits of a direct contact meeting, but we can take solace in the many positive aspects, such as our reduced environmental footprint and equalising the potential for participation between global North and South.