LISTEN | Sandra Halperin on Re-Envisioning Development

Royal Holloway Professor Sandra Halperin gave a compelling lecture last week at our Global Development Seminar Series. Drawing on her most recent book, Re-Envisioning Global Development: a Horizontal Perspective, Sandra critiqued Eurocentric tellings of development – calling for a broader narrative that acknowledges the horizontal spread of capitalist development, and the implications of this for global development thinking and practice today.

Listen to the talk:

The Global Development Seminar Series brings together scholars involved in cutting edge research on international development. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research ideas.

Listen to the second seminar, with Professor Dan Brockington on the Paradoxes of Celebrity Advocacy.

LISTEN | Dan Brockington on the paradoxes of celebrity advocacy

The second seminar in our Global Development series took place yesterday, with Professor Daniel Brockington. Dan spoke on the paradoxes of celebrity advocacy in international development in the UK, and their consequences both for development and democratic processes.

Dan’s talk drew on themes addressed in his 2014 book, Celebrity Advocacy and International Development.

Listen to the talk:

The Global Development Seminar Series brings together scholars involved in cutting edge research on international development. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research ideas with Manchester’s staff and students.

Listen to the first seminar, with IDS Director Melissa Leach on Equality, Sustainability & Security: Towards Transformations in a Global Development Era.

LISTEN | Melissa Leach on equality, sustainability & security

The Global Development Seminar Series got off to a great start on Wednesday with a lecture by Institute of Development Studies Director Melissa Leach. Melissa spoke on Equality, Sustainability, Security: Towards Transformations in a Global Development Era.

We’ll be announcing details of next week’s seminar, with Dan Brockington later today. For now, here’s the audio from Melissa’s talk for those who missed out – or wish to recap!

The Global Development Seminar Series brings together scholars involved in cutting edge research on international development. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research ideas with Manchester’s staff and students.

Read Aarti Krishnan’s reflections on Melissa’s talk.