After 2015: Development and its Alternatives
July 1, 2014
BRITISH ACADEMY CONFERENCE
Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 September 2014 The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Convenor: Dr Clive Gabay, Queen Mary, University of London
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in 2015, with mixed results. This conference takes a social and political perspective on why development fails, and how local knowledge might inform a post-MDG environment more sensitive to those structurally disadvantaged by the global economy. Within mainstream debates there has been little room for the developmental alternatives lived by people in conditions of poverty and thus no space for exploring more critical and alternative paradigms of development to the orthodox neoliberal-MDG paradigm. This conference brings together leading critical scholars on development, and activists from the global anti-poverty, buen vivir and degrowth movements.
Dr Kate Bedford, University of Kent
Amitabh Behar, Global Call to Action Against Poverty
Dr Carl Death, University of Manchester
Professor David Hulme, University of Manchester
Dr Wendy Harcourt, International Institute for Social Studies
Dr Nora Mckeon, Building Global Democracy
Professor Philip McMichael, Cornell University
Professor Ashwani Saith, International Institute for Social Studies
Professor James C Scott, Yale University
Professor Frances Stewart, University of Oxford
Bob Thomson, Degrowth/Decroissance Canada
Dr Karen Tucker, University of Bristol
Jan Vandemoortele, former director of the Poverty Group at the United Nations Development Programme
Dr Heloise Weber, University of Queensland
Dr Aram Ziai, University of Kessel
Registration fee For this two-day conference, a registration fee of £50 is payable in advance at the time of booking. There is a reduced fee of £20 for the unwaged, for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for Fellows of the British Academy. The registration fees as listed above are payable even if you wish to attend only part of the conference.
Cancellation policy Cancellations must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 September 2014. After this date the registration fee will not be refundable, however substitutions will be accepted.
To register please visit this link: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/After_2015_Development_and_its_Alternatives.cfm