EADI Virtual Dialogue Series

We came to know that the category "webinar" is a registered trademark under German law. This is why we have decided to call our online-seminar series "Virtual Dialogue Series"

Upcoming Virtual Dialogues

Libertad, desarrollo humano y bienestar subjetivo: implicaciones para los estudios del desarrollo, 8 Marzo, 11.00 CET

Con Rafael Domínguez Martín

El objetivo de esta presentación es revisar críticamente el papel de la libertad como determinante del bienestar subjetivo a lo largo del proceso de desarrollo humano, entendido en el sentido sociológico de la teoría postmaterialista de la modernización y sus implicaciones para los estudios del desarrollo.

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Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

High-profile researchers from the Global South who have made significant contributions to their field showcase their experience, together with a discussant from the EADI community.

Colonialization, Neo-Liberalization and Patriarchy. Palestinian Women’s Search for an Alternative Approach to Economic and Social Empowerment, 21 April, 11.00 CET

With Eileen Kuttab (Birzeit University, Palestine): This lecture will briefly describe the Israeli colonial project of dispossession and de-development on occupied Palestine, followed by a discussion on the emerging Palestinian Authority (PA) and its impact on the economy through a gender lens. The talk will explore how and why women were disempowered in the Palestinian labour market, and how their role in the national economy was affected. It will also reflect on how and why productive sectors came to be neglected, in the context of a patriarchal society biased towards unskilled male labour. Finally, it will highlight alternative development models, featuring examples of women who challenged and resisted the mainstream narrative of development. Read more and register

Past Virtual Dialogues and Guest Lectures to Watch Online

Susannah Sallu (Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK)

Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward

Francis Onditi (Riara University, Kenya)

Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework

Liliana Miranda (Foro ciudades para la vida, Peru)

Communities' Responses to COVID 19 in Peru

Joyeeta Gupta (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education)

Inclusive Development

Nicky Pouw (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam)

Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently

Louisa Acciari (Master in Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris, PhD in Gender Studies, London School of Ecoomics)

Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America

Nkanyiso Gumede (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

Lockdown challenges for land reform beneficiaries: South Africa

S.M. Vijayanand (Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala)

Kerala’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: key takeaways

Sudha Narayanan (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai, India)

Food chain resilience in India during the covid-19 pandemic

Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa, Canada, School of International Development and Global Studies)

The Rise and Fall of the Aid Effectiveness Norm

Lara Lundsgaard-Hansen (Centre for Development and Environment, Bern, Switzerland) and Stefan Bächtold (Monash University,Kuala Lumpur)

Land Conflict in Myanmar

Mala Thun (University of New Mexico), Elisabeth Olivus (Umea University Sweden)

Gender and Development in Myanmar

Jana Kleibert (Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) and Humboldt University of Berlin)

Digital Work in the Global South: A Chance for Transformative Development?

Owasim Akram (Örebro University, Sweden)

Generational Transfer of Disadvantages and Extreme Poverty

Nicky Pouw (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research), Marleen Decker (African Studies Centre Leiden)

How to reach the (extreme) poor through inclusive development policies in sub Saharan Africa?

Rachel Sabates-Wheeler (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK)

Linking social rights to active citizenship for the most vulnerable: the role of rights and accountability in the ‘making’ and ‘shaping’ of social protection?

European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) article

Sylvia Kay (Transnational Institute), Attila Szocs (Eco Ruralis)

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My land? Land Deals and Dynamics in Europe

Presentation (PDF)

Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (Rethinking Research Collaborative)

Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development

Henning Melber (EADI and Nordic Africa Institute)

Knowledge Production, Ownership and the Power of Definition

Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar (University of Göttingen)

Development Studies in Spanish: Critical, Constructive and Peripheral

Webinar Presentation (PDF)

Melissa Leach and John Gaventa (Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex)

Engaged Excellence in Development Studies

Presentation (PDF)

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of South Africa)

The Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa

Presentation (PDF)

Isa Baud (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Elisabetta Basile (University of Rome La Sapienza), Susanne von Itter (EADI Executive Secretary)

Building Development Studies for the New Millennium

Presentation (PDF)

Laura Camfield (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Lukas Schlogl (University of Vienna, Austria), Andrew Sumner (King's College London)

Mixed Method Research on poverty, inequality and economic development

Juan Fernando Larco Guevara (University of Freiburg, Germany)

“Re-thinking emancipation in “Latin America” and the de-colonial project"

Prof Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Interdisciplinary Studies in Global/Planetary Interdependence: The mobilization of hope and rage in times of instability

Dr Sayan Dey (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)

"Colonial Detoxification and In-Betweenness"

Dr Tiina Kontinen (University of Jyväskylä) / Dr Marianne Millstein (Oslo Metropolitan University) / Prof Kees Biekart (International Institute of Social Studies)

"Civil Society, Citizenship and Development"  

Prof Peter Knorringa  (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam)

"Frugal Innovation and Development"  

Dr Ana E. Carballo (University of Melbourne, Australia)

"Discursive synergies across Buen Vivir, Degrowth and Human Development"

Prof Aram Ziai (University of Kassel, Germany)

"Ethiopians in Zhengistan- Decolonising Development Policy"

Dr Rosalba Icaza Garza (Institute of Social Studies, ISS, The Netherlands)

"Decolonial Feminism and Development"

Dr Epifania Amoo-Adare (Accra, Ghana)

"(Un)thinking Science: Critical Literacies for 'Postnormal' Times"


Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice - EADI/ISS Conference, online, 5-8 July 2021

Read more: Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice - EADI/ISS Conference, online, 5-8 July 2021
05 Jul 2021

The central theme of the conference is “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. Together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. Solidarity is essential for any process of social change. Based on mutually shared interests and human values, solidarity can be extremely powerful yet can also be easily undermined in an era of fake news and (electronically) manipulated elections. Peace and social justice are similarly important values in (as well as aspired outcomes of) struggles or transformation processes in which solidarity is key.

Mapping Power and Inequality: Institutions and Individuals. Dudley Seers Lecture by Rohini Pande, 1 July, 16.00-17.30 CEST

Read more: Mapping Power and Inequality: Institutions and Individuals. Dudley Seers Lecture by Rohini Pande, 1 July, 16.00-17.30 CEST
01 Jul 2021

We are happy to announce that the Dudley Seers Lecture which precedes our upcoming General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" will be held by Rohini Pande, Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. Since 2008, the Dudley Seers Lecture has been an inherent part of the EADI General Conferences. Remembering one of the founding members and the first EADI president, this lecture allows a renowned speaker to formally set the tone for the debates at and around the conference.

Pande's talk will explore how power structures - within households, communities and countries – are determined by informal and formal institutions. It will analyze how inequality of power and economic inequality interact within these institutions. Register here