EVENT — Feb 6, 11:30am-2:00pm
IDRN Campus Dialogue | What Is International Development?

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and
the International Development Research Network (IDRN) present: 

What is international development?

A critical discussion on how to advance the study and teaching of development at UBC

Is this development? (Reuters 2011)

Feb 6th, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room,
Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC


Free PIZZA served                       from 11:30-12:00!


…How should we teach development at UBC?

Do you have an idea for a course on global issues?…

…What can we do at UBC to better engage with the South?

Are you ready to enter the field?…

…What do you wish you understood better about development?


Come share your ideas! We want your input!


RSVP now to save a space


This Campus Dialogue will explore ways we can advance
development education at UBC in order to:

– better prepare UBC students for international development work
and high-level scholarship; and

– ensure international development practice better reflects
cutting-edge theory and research.

The Dialogue will feature (1) an interdisciplinary panel of speakers with critical views on international development, and development education.

Panel presentations will be followed by (2) a moderated dialogue
amongst the panelists and the audience.

For those interested, break-out groups (3) will follow, focusing on
ways to improve and enrich development education on campus.

The conclusions of the breakout groups will be publicized by IDRN,
and distributed to relevant UBC departments.



Dr. Patrick Francois (Economics)

Dr. Sean Smukler (Land and Food Systems) 

Dr. Benita Bunjun (Women’s and Gender Studies)

Dr.  Michael Leaf (School of Community and Regional Planning)


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