Call for abstracts: 17th Development Dialogue Conference – Engaged Scholarship for Development: Building Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice | International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands | 29 June – 2 July 2020 (deadline: 15 January 2020)

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), an LDRN partner, is  pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 17th Development Dialogue conference.

The Development Dialogue (DD) is a yearly ISS conference organised by and for PhD researchers in development studies and related fields. The theme for the DD17 conference is ‘Engaged Scholarship for Development: Building Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice’ to take place on 29 – 30 June 2020 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands. The upcoming DD17 will also serve as a pre-conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) triennial conference, taking place on 29 June – 2 July 2020 and also to be hosted at ISS.

The rationale behind the conference’s theme comes from the idea that we are living in an era of multiple crises –of widespread inequality, violence, poverty, climate change, the rise of extreme nationalism, racism, war, human rights violations, etc. – which are systemically linked. Conventionally, PhD researchers are expected to theorise, explain, predict and suggest recommendations for their selected topics. As young researchers, our attempts to fulfil our academic obligations often result in our being confined to our specific areas of study. Whereas our intellectual projects provide us with in-depth knowledge and insights into the issues that we investigate, it is crucial that we also reflect on the implications of our work in the context of the current globalised struggles. All of these require building alternatives for social change, as well as our engagement with counter narratives and other forms of resistance.

In this year’s DD, we seek contributions that critically engage with broader global development issues, particularly those in line with the EADI 2020 conference themes of solidarity, peace and social justice.

See the full call for abstracts and application information 

Deadline: 15 January 2020