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Dialogues in Contested Development

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Dialogues in Contested Development

Department of Geography, Contested Development Research Domain, Annual Lecture

Chaired by Prof. Cathy McIlwaine

6:00-7:30pm on Thursday May 18th 2017, Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London

Followed by a drinks reception in the Department of Geography

Across the globe millions remain trapped in debilitating poverty, while international aid and donor projects have seemingly done little to close the gap between developed and developing nations. In a world that is being reconfigured by rising powers, a super-rich 1%, and rapid technological change is there still a meaningful role for western donors? What does ‘Development’ mean today?

Through a series of three provocative interventions the contested notion of ‘Development’ will be debated by three scholars who explore questions including: What are the causes and solutions to the divide between rich and poor countries? How are philanthropic billionaires directing new flows of aid, while fostering global economic instability? And is now the time to seize the opportunity to transform attitudes towards inequality and put an end to Development?

Dr Jason Hickel, an Anthropologist at the LSE whose works include The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions (Penguin, 2017)

Dr Linsey McGoey, a Sociologist at the University of Essex whose works include No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy (Verso, 2016)

Dr Andrew Brooks, a Geographer at King’s College London whose works include The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity (Zed, 2017)

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