Development Studies as a Prefigurative Discipline of Conscience in the Time of Polycrisis

Bonn Juego Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Chair of the Finnish Society for Development Research, and Co-Chair of Development Days 2024 [Revised and edited opening remarks to the Development Days conference with the theme “Crises and Futures of/in Development”, 15 February 2024, Helsinki] Good morning! Dear colleagues and international guests, …

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Roundtable in Honour of Barry K. Gills

A roundtable in honour of the work and contributions of Professor Barry K. Gills will be organized following his keynote lecture on “Reflections on (a) Life in Development” on 15 February 2024, from 09:30 to 11:30, at the Development Days 2024 conference. The roundtable is co-chaired by Professor Franklin Obeng-Odoom (University of Helsinki) and Senior …

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Season’s Greetings 2023

Dear FSDR members, During the remarkable year of 2023, the FSDR has had the distinct pleasure of participating in various events, collaborating with numerous partners, consulting with esteemed colleagues, and organizing enriching activities. As we go on to live our personal lives and fulfill our professional duties, we have witnessed the escalation of simultaneous global …

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Autumn seminar 2022: Human Rights and Development – present and future

Save the date! FSDR will organise an Autumn seminar on 1 December 2022 with experts with background in Development Studies. More information will follow soon! About the event: In the recent years, the belief in universal progress towards liberal democracy and human rights has been shaken. Authoritarian leaders and ideologies rejecting equality of all human …

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Call for PhD Researcher Participants: New Directions in Development Studies and Sustainability

Application deadline: 24th of October 2022. About the project: The University of Helsinki, and the University of Jyväskylä, (Finland); the University of Dar es Salaam, and the University of Dodoma, (Tanzania); and the University of Zambia (in Lusaka, Zambia) are implementing a common collaborative project titled: New Directions in Development Studies and Sustainability: Reconsidering global …

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Latest FSDR Newsletter: June 2021

Our latest FSDR Newsletter – June 2021 is freshly published! Highlights from the newsletter include: –Feedback survey to FSDR members to improve our communications and outreach. Please share your thoughts with us! –The Nordic Development Research Conference (NorDev) hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, held online on June 21 – 22. -Summary of Development Days …

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A public statement from scholars in Finland regarding the military coup d’etat in Myanmar/Burma

Recently 50 scholars and activists based in Finland responded to the pressing situation in Myanmar with a joint statement. Amongst them are several researchers from the Finnish Society for Development Research. Civil society, scholars and governments around the world have been called upon to denounce the coup d’etat in Myanmar/Burma, demonstrate solidarity and offer support. …

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Upcoming Event: Development Studies in Finland: Reflections on the past five decades and the future ahead

Wednesday 26th February 2020, 13:00-15:30 Think Corner (Tiedekulma), Yliopistonkatu 4, Think Lounge, 2nd floor Development Studies has come a long way since it 50 years ago emerged in Finland. Born from a student movement supporting Third World decolonisation processes Development Studies has become a fully-fledged multidisciplinary academic institution addressing global challenges. The scope of our …

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January 2020 Newsletter: Foreword

Welcome everyone to 2020 and the third iteration of the FSDR newsletter. Although January is often portrayed as a quiet month, where people are left after New Year celebrations blearily staring through cold months to the distant promise of spring, our members have helped put together some great highlights and things to look forward to. …

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