DSA2020: New Leadership for Global Challenges
University of Birmingham, 17-19 June 2020
The DSA's annual conference in 2020 will take place at the University of Birmingham from 17-19 June. The conference will focus centrally on "New Leadership for Global Challenges", while also encompassing the broad range of development studies interests. Our aim is to investigate where and how leadership is emerging at global, regional and local levels to address critical issues such as climate emergency, identity-based inequalities, poverty, violence, ill-health, resource plunder, and digital surveillance.
The Call for Papers is now CLOSED.
500 paper proposals were received. The panel convenors are now marking up their decisions on papers and paper proposers can view the decisions online through logging into Cocoa from the conference website by early February.
Applications are now OPEN for PhD students to apply for a place on the Masterclasses taking place on Wednesday 17th June, during the morning before the main conference begins. See all the details and how to apply.
As in previous years, there will be funding available to assist with delegate attendance to the conference. Each successful applicant will receive partial funding, not full funding, to help cover their costs of attendance.
The call for funding will take place in March 2020 via the conference website.
Those from and working/studying in the Global South will be prioritised, as well as ECRs & students from the Global North.
Funding will be provided by the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of International Development and the DSA.
Fiona Nunan (University of Birmingham) & David Hudson (University of Birmingham)
The Development Studies Association (DSA) is the largest and most coherent national platform for people studying, teaching and researching development issues. We encourage all with interest in development studies or wishing to attend future conferences to join the association via our website.
Any queries, please email conference(at)devstud.org.uk.