Is there a moral imperative for development researchers to act as advocates?

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28 Jun 2021

The Research Communications Working Group is pleased to invite all registered participants of the #Solidarity2021 conference to ist roundtable on 8 July, 11.00-12.15 CEST!

Our understanding of international development is rapidly changing. We are dealing with multiple systemic crises such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and growing inequality. Meanwhile the decolonization debate and shifting communication landscapes present fundamental challenges to the role of researchers and how they communicate knowledge.

This event will zoom in on the topic of development research and communication within the context of transformation processes and change. It will dive into the topic of scholar-activism and impact-oriented research. Our multi-stakeholder panelists will share key insights from different stakeholder and disciplinary perspectives on the topic of research communication and knowledge exchange, before we dive into a group discussion on practical challenges, good practices and lessons learned.

The session will be chaired by Prof. Arjun Bedi (Deputy Rector Research Affairs, ISS) and will involve the following speakers:

  • Prof. Dirk-Jan Koch (Chief Science Officer at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

  • Prof. Adriano Nuvunga (Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Development, Mozambique)
  • Dr. Kristen Cheney (Associate Professor in Children and Youth Studies at the ISS)
  • Dr. Lata Narayanaswamy  (Associate Professor in the Politics of Global Development, University of Leeds)
  • Dr. Tobias Denskus (Associate Professor in Development Studies at Malmo University)

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