British Academy Conference: "After 2015: Development and its Alternatives"
|Dates:||10 September 2014 - 11 September 2014|
|What is it:||Conferences|
/ There is a reduced fee of £20 for the unwaged, for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for Fellows of the British Academy.|
Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 September 2014
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Convenor: Dr Clive Gabay, Queen Mary, University of London
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in 2015, with mixed results. This conference takes a social and political perspective on why development fails, and how local knowledge might inform a post-MDG environment more sensitive to those structurally disadvantaged by the global economy. Within mainstream debates there has been little room for the developmental alternatives lived by people in conditions of poverty and thus no space for exploring more critical and alternative paradigms of development to the orthodox neoliberal-MDG paradigm. This conference brings together leading critical scholars on development, and activists from the global anti-poverty, buen vivir and degrowth movements.
Dr Kate Bedford, University of Kent
Amitabh Behar, Global Call to Action Against Poverty
Dr Carl Death, University of Manchester
Professor David Hulme, University of Manchester
Dr Wendy Harcourt, International Institute for Social Studies
Dr Nora Mckeon, Building Global Democracy
Professor Philip McMichael, Cornell University
Professor Ashwani Saith, International Institute for Social Studies
Professor James C Scott, Yale University
Professor Frances Stewart, University of Oxford
Bob Thomson, Degrowth/Decroissance Canada
Dr Karen Tucker, University of Bristol
Jan Vandemoortele, former director of the Poverty Group at the United Nations Development Programme
Dr Heloise Weber, University of Queensland
Dr Aram Ziai, University of Kessel
Please see http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/After_2015_Development_and_its_Alternatives.cfm for full details and how to register.
Concessions: There is a reduced fee of £20 for the unwaged, for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for Fellows of the British Academy.
Travel and Contact Information
The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace