Development Studies seminar series
The Development Studies Seminars take place weekly during terms 1 & 2 with speakers representing the full range of development-related disciplines including economics, political science, anthropology, sociology and history.
Entrance is free and seminars are open to the public.
Dr Genevieve LeBaron
Forced labour has become big business in global supply chains, with illegal profits estimated by theInternational Labour Organization to top $150 billion annually.25 October 2016, Senate House, (S)ALT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr Benjamin Selwyn
Mainstream development thinking – whether (neo) liberal, statist and some Marxist variants – is founded upon a fundamental paradox. It advocates the oppression and exploitation of the poor in the name of helping the poor.1 November 2016, Senate House, (S)ALT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Professor David Harvey
At the end of the very first section of Capital, after offering an initial definition of the labor theory of value, Marx observes that "nothing can be of value without being an object of utility.17 November 2016, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova
Since 2000, Russia’s model of political economy has evolved around three main channels of global economic integration: 1) export of natural resources and a national system of redistribution of export revenues; 2) financialisation, which acts as a boost for domestic consumption/demand; and 3) offshore integration of Russian capital into global capital markets.22 November 2016, Senate House, (S)ALT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr Johnna Montgomerie
This presentation makes the case for a comprehensive approach to debt restructuring, write-down and write-off as an effective solution to the economic malaise gripping financialised economies.29 November 2016, Senate House, (S)ALT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Professor Terry Byres, Professor Henry Bernstein, Professor Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Chaired by Dr Jens Lerche
The field of critical agrarian studies has undergone an exciting re-invigoration over the last four decades, addressing new and emerging questions arising from the onset of globalisation and its impacts on agriculture.6 December 2016, Senate House, (S)ALT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM