EADI Webinars

We are witnessing increasing disparities of income and wealth, of access to resources, of limitations to free movement. Dissecting the various dimensions (social, political, economic and environmental factors, as well as the expropriation of indigenous knowledges through the abuse of intellectual and other property rights) of global inequalities reveals how disparities continue to be shaped by power relations, post-colonial legacies and their entanglements with Western idea(l)s of so-called modernity, progress and the obsession with Anthropocene growth.

Dipesh Chakrabarty (2000) in his seminal work has argued for provincializing Europe. He contends that categories and “strategies we have learned from European thought [...] are both indispensable and inadequate” (Chakrabarty 2000: 19) in representing non- European ideas of (political) modernity. The demand to provincialize Europe does not mean to abolish European ideas and traditions of thought altogether, but to acknowledge that these are only one among many. Chakrabarty calls for a space in which a new pluralism of thought can be created and acknowledged, overcoming “asymmetric ignorance” (ibid.: 28).

As the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) we are conscious that debates around “development” remain too often confined to Western realms. We are therefore self-critically reflecting on the assumed or claimed universality of Western frameworks.

For this reason, the current focus of our Webinar series is to engage with and benefit from discourses guided by non-Western worldviews – and to provincialize Europe in the global production of knowledges.

The EADI Webinar Series has been running successfully since 2017. It gives participants the opportunity to engage with critical thinkers and innovative new research findings.

EADI Webinar #11 | 13 December, 2pm CET | Mixed Method Research on poverty, inequality and economic development

The webinar of the EADI Working Group on “Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics” focuses on the use of mixed methods approaches within development research on poverty, inequality, and economic development, as well as on their interactions. The webinar will share the insights from a recent EADI/CROP event described here

It will start with short presentations from the organisers before engaging listeners in critical discussion of the challenges they face generating and using qualitative and quantitative data in an integrated and interdisciplinary way. The webinar is organised by the Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics research network of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)  and has received funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

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

webinar is organised by the ESRC Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics research network

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EADI Webinar #10 | 7 December, 3 pm | Dr Lyn Ossome

We are happy that Dr Lyn Ossome (Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda) will join us to give a talk entitled "Reflections on democratization and gendered violence: Colonial histories and continuities."  

Lyn Ossome is a Senior Research Fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda. Her research specializations are in feminist political economy, land and agrarian studies and feminist political theory. Her current work deals with questions of social justice through a critical engagement with histories of women in politics.

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Past Webinars

EADI Webinar #9 | 25 October | Juan Fernando Larco Guevara (University of Freiburg, Germany)

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

EADI Webinar #8 | 16 October | Prof Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia, Canada)

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

EADI Webinar #7 | 14 September | Dr des Sayan Dey (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)

"Colonial Detoxification and In-Betweenness"

EADI Webinar #6 | 22 May 2018 | 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"  

EADI Webinar #5 | 9 May 2018 | Prof Peter Knorringa  (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam)

"Frugal Innovation and Development"  

EADI Webinar #4 | 2 May 2018 | Dr Ana E. Carballo (University of Melbourne, Australia)

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

EADI Webinar #3 | 16 February 2018 | Prof Aram Ziai (University of Kassel, Germany)

"Ethiopians in Zhengistan- Decolonising Development Policy"

EADI Webinar #2 | 18 January 2018 | Dr Rosalba Icaza Garza (Institute of Social Studies, ISS, The Netherlands)

"Decolonial Feminism and Development"

EADI Webinar #1 | 20 October 2017 | Dr Epifania Amoo-Adare (Accra, Ghana)

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

Next EADI General Conference announced: "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June - 2 July 2020

Read more: Next EADI General Conference announced: "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June - 2 July 2020
29 Jun 2020

EADI and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, which will be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of for development studies. The conference will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies.

Our latest book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" is now available!

Read more: Our latest book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" is now available!
16 Jan 2019

We are proud to announce a brandnew volume in the EADI Global Development Series. It brings together multiple critical assessments of the current state and future visions of global development studies. As an appetizer, we have published a brief excerpt of the introduction on our blog: "Development Studies Need Social Engagement"