Centre for Global Development Launch
Left to right: Jenny Pearce, Gordon Crawford, Ruth Pearson, Duncan Green, Armando Barrientos, Ricky Kalliecharan.
The University of Leeds launched the Centre for Global Development at a highly successful event on Thursday 4 November 2010.
Four guest speakers spoke on the theme of 'rethinking global development' to a full house at the Yorkshire Bank lecture theatre in the Business School.
Introduced by Dr Ricky Kalliecharan, the Centre’s deputy director, each speaker gave a short and incisive presentation.
Duncan Green, Oxfam GB’s head of research, spoke about rethinking global development – crisis as opportunity, and Professor Jenny Pearce from the University of Bradford talked about rethinking the meaning of participatory development.
Professor Armando Barrientos from the University of Manchester discussed rethinking poverty reduction and the role of cash transfers, and University of Leeds Professor Ruth Pearson gave a talk about rethinking feminism and gender justice in the global economy.