2011: Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty
The DSA's annual conference in 2011 was combined with EADI's triennal conference, its Association's public forum for debate and research, and took place at the University of York.
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The EADI-DSA 2011 joint conference aimed to be one convening space to fundamentally revisit and rethink the development paradigm(s) in all its dimensions in an era of plurality, uncertainty and change. It aimed to maximise the opportunity of working together and to revisit and rethink ‘development’, to generate new ideas, new narratives and new thinking whenever possible globally co-constructed with partners in global-South.
The conference aimed to go forward by rethinking what are new universals in terms of ideas, and narratives that will allow humanity to reach some kind of adaptive and sustainable pathway or pathways by taking inter-cultural, inter-generational and inter-disciplinary forces into account. It was at the level of plenary, parallel and working group sessions that we dealt with the different economic, social, political, cultural and ecological aspects covered by this large, all-encompassing theme.
The conference provided several formats for the presentation of concepts, research results, policy conclusions and debate among development scholars and between them and policy makers and representatives of the civil society and the business community. Each of the three conference days had a focus or a theme.
Keynote (Dudley Seers Lecture): Professor Mario Giampietro (ICREA Research Professor, Catalan Institute of Research and Advanced Studies).
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