Global Challenges and the Challenge of Development: What future for the development project?

21 June 2017, 9.00 AM - 22 June 2017, 5.00 PM

University of Bristol

Hosted by the Global Insecurities Centre and the International Development Research Group of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, this workshop will take a critical look at the underlying assumptions of the Global Challenges Research Fund and its approach to development, asking what it says about the relationship between government agendas and university scholarship, the changing nature of the university today, and the future of the development project.

Please view the full workshop details here: Workshop Call for Papers (PDF, 94kB)

Following our call for expressions of interest in the summer, scholars wishing to take part are now invited to submit a 500-word abstract for considerations by the organisers.  Abstract Deadline: January 20, 2017.

Abstracts will be used as the basis for an application to a leading development journal for a special issue.

Decision on papers accepted:  February 3, 2017
Application for journal special issue:  February 24, 2017
Paper deadline:  June 2, 2017
Workshop:  June 21-22, 2017

Please circulate this call widely.  PhD students welcome to apply.

Contact information

Martin Gainsborough
Professor of Development Politics
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
University of Bristol
martin.gainsborough@bristol.ac.uk