Upcoming LDRN partner events (April/ April deadlines): Leiden VVI lecture / ISS Development Dialogues

Van Vollenhoven Institute lecture: “Difference and empire, or on the importance of thinking otherwise” by Dr. Luis Eslava (14 April, online)
The Van Vollenhoven Institute is excited to announce the final talk of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s 2021-2022 Lecture Series, Reconsidering the Socio-Legal Gaze by Dr. Luis Eslava. Dr. Eslava’s lecture, entitled “Difference and empire, or on the importance of thinking otherwise,” will focus broadly on law and development. The lecture will take place next Thursday, 14 April from 15:30 – 17:00 over Zoom.
Dr. Eslava is a Reader in International Law at University of Kent in the UK. A cutting-edge socio-legal scholar, his research has explored questions of law and everyday life in Colombia, decolonial histories of law, and the politics of international law.. Register for the lecture here.


Call for abstracts: ISS Development Dialogues (deadline: 17 April 2022) 

The call for abstracts for the 18th ISS Development Dialogues conference “Doing Development Differently” is open. The conference will take place on 17 – 18 October 2022. It is aimed at PhD candidates and will focus on four themes:

  • Theme 1: Politics of development: governance, institutions, and citizen participation
  • Theme 2: Researching development differently: transformative, participatory, collaborative, and digital research
  • Theme 3: Multi-disciplinary approaches to development
  • Theme 4: Decolonizing development: knowledge, ethics & accountability, and power relations.

Interested PhD candidates can fill in this online application and submit their abstracts by Sunday, April 17th, 2022.

See here for more info.