EADI Webinars

Upcoming EADI Webinars

EADI Webinar No.17: This land is your land, this land is my land? 30 January 3:00pm CET

In this webinar, Sylvia Kay and Attila Szocs will discuss their research and activism on land grabbing, with a particular focus on Romania, and the implications for political struggles over land and territories.

Land grabbing has brought to the fore issues around the access to and control over land and natural resources. Understanding the framings, mechanisms, motivations, and impacts of these types of contested land deals will be critical for developing strategies for accessing and defending land and natural resources for future generations. This will require collaboration between social movements and engaged researchers to build coalitions and campaigns in a spirit of ‘scholar-activism’.

Sylvia Kay is a project officer at the Transnational Institute, an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. She has worked in a number of European wide coalitions on issues around food sovereignty, human rights, and natural resource justice, and is the author of a European Parliament study on land grabbing and land concentration in the EU.

Attila Szocs is a young peasant farmer and president of Eco Ruralis, a Romanian peasant farmers association counting 12 thousand members from all regions of the country. Attila is also the land rights program manager of Eco Ruralis, coordinating the activities of the organization, creating transparency on land grabbing in Romania, analysing national land policy and involving with fellow peasant members in advocacy and lobby efforts.

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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

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

Engaged Excellence in Development Studies

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

The Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa

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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

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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)

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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. To the conference webpage

New EADI Webinar: This land is your land, this land is my land? 30 January, 3:00pm CET

Read more: New EADI Webinar: This land is your land, this land is my land? 30 January, 3:00pm CET
30 Jan 2020

In this webinar, Sylvia Kay and Attila Szocs will discuss their research and activism on land grabbing, with a particular focus on Romania, and the implications for political struggles over land and territories.