4th PhD Conference on International Development in Bochum, Germany

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08 Jun 2015

The Conference will take place from 24 - 25 September 2015 in Bochum, Germany and will offer an international platform for PhD candidates and recent PhD graduates (graduating within the last two years) in development studies with various disciplinary backgrounds to meet with fellow students, senior academics and experts. In cooperation with EADI. Call for abstracts extended to 20 June 2015

The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at Ruhr-University Bochum together with the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK, and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, NL, as well as the IEE’s cooperating partners in the UA-Ruhr Graduate Centre for Development Studies, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Institute of Political Science (IfP), University Duisburg-Essen, is organizing the 4th PhD Conference on International Development.

The conference will take place on 24 - 25 September 2015

PhD candidates will have the opportunity to present their doctoral research projects, to a larger audience to get a critical and well-informed feedback.

Workshops shall be organized according to the PhD students’ specific needs and orientations focusing in particular on selected theoretical approaches and/or methodological issues and topics. In addition to or as an alternative to paper presentation, PhD students will have the possibility to display posters of their work. Workshops will be accompanied by plenary sessions and keynote lectures featuring most recent and innovative developments in methodological designs, theoretical approaches in development studies as well as ‘hot topics’ in development cooperation.

Submissions are invited from PhD candidates from all relevant disciplines (e.g. economics, social or political sciences, sociology, geography, law, etc.). Abstracts for papers (max. 500 words) and/or ideas for poster presentation including full name, institutional affiliation and contact details should be submitted as an email attachment to ieephd@ruhr-uni-bochum.de by 30th May 2015. Personal details included in the abstract should also indicate the state of progress in doctoral research. Those who have submitted an abstract will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted during the first half of July 2015.

The conference includes keynote lectures, plenary sessions, and parallel workshops. The conference language is English. The conference organizers will provide lunch and refreshments. Conference participants should cover their own transport and accommodation.

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