Past Conferences

2020 Inequality revisited: In Search of Novel Perspectives on an Enduring Problem (26.-28.2.2020)

Keynote speakers: Sango Mahanty (The Australian National University) and Dan Brockington (University of Sheffield).

2019 Repositioning global development: changing actors, geographies and ontologies (27.2.-1.3.2019)

Keynote speakers: Giles Mohan (Open University), Ashish Kothari (Radical Global Ecology -network) and Rosalba Icaza Garza (ISS Erasmus University Rotterdam).

Conference streams:
28.2. at 9.30-12.30:
1.3. at 9.30–11.00:
1.3. at 15.15–16.15:

2018 The Politics of Sustainability: Re-thinking resources, values and justice (15.-16.2.2017)

Keynote speakers: Jesse Ribot (University of Illinois), Sian Sullivan (Bath Spa University) and Jun Borras (Erasmus University Rotterdam).

2017 Authoritarianism and Development (16.-17.2.2017)

Keynote speakers: Boris Kagarlitsky and Susanne Dahlgren (University of Helsinki).

2016 Making alternatives visible: Resisting and reshaping the mainstream (11.-12.2.2016)

Keynote speakers: Neera Chandhoke, see video (University of Delhi).

2015 Rethinking Responsibility in Development: Contested Relations between Citizens, States and Corporations (12-13.2.2015)

Organizers: FSDR in cooperation with Department of Political and Economic Studies, LYY Institute, University of Helsinki Global South Network (HUGS), University Partnership for International Development (UniPID).

Keynote speakers: Dinah Rajak (University of Sussex) and Bernadetta Killian (University of Dar es Salaam).

2014 Inclusion/Exclusions? Communities, Identities and Value Systems Reconsidered (12.2.2014)

Organizers: FSDR in cooperation with Department of Political and Economic Studies, Youth and Political Engagement in Contemporary Africa -project, University of Helsinki Global South Network (HUGS), University Partnership for International Development (UniPID).

Keynote speakers: Barry Gills (University of Helsinki) and Claudia Mitchell (McGill University, Canada/Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)

2013 Knowing development – Developing Knowledge? (14.-15.11.2013)

Organizers: FSDR in cooperation with The Association of Development Researchers in Denmark, The Norwegian Association for Development Research, The Finnish University Partnership for International Development, UniPID, Aalto University, KEPA, ,Development Studies discipline (University of Helsinki), DEVESTU

Keynote speakers: Ritva Vainikka (World Bank) ja professori David Mosse (SOAS, University of London, Iso-Britannia), Alice Ndidde (Makerere University, Uganda), Robert Chambers (IDS, University of Sussex, United Kingdom), Göran Hydén (University of Florida, USA) and Lisa Ann Richey (Roskilde University, Denmark).

2013 Civil Society and Development (8.2.2013)

Organizers: Kepa, University of Helsinki Global South Network (HUGS), LYY-institute of the University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, Development and International Cooperation – Master’s programme and University of Helsinki, Development Studies Discipline.

Keynote speakers: Henning Melber (Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation), Sisay Alemahu (Åbo Akademi) and Mahdi Abdile (Finn Church Aid)

2012 Citizenship Transformations in a Global World (11.-12.2.2012)

FSDR in cooperation with UniPID, Finnish Youth Reseach Network, University of Helsinki’s Global South -network and Department of Political and Economic Studies (University of Helsinki).

Keynote speakers: Mervat Hatem (University of Howard, USA), Teivo Teivainen (University of Helsinki), Sian Lazar (Cambridge, United Kingdom), Carles Feixa (University of Lleida, Spain) ja Geoffrey Pleyers (University of Louvain, Belgium).

2011 Reframing Sustainability? Climate Change and North-South Dynamics (10.-11.2.2011)

FSDR in cooperation with UniPID, Department of Political and Economic Studies (University of Helsinki), Finnish Environment Institute, Kepa, The Siemenpuu Foundation and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Keynote speakers: Arun Agrawal (University of Michigan USA), Shalmali Guttal (Focus on the Global South, Thailand), Markku Kanninen (University of Helsinki), René Orellana (Bolivia) and Petri Pellikka (University of Helsinki).

2010 Crises, Conflicts and Development: Multifaceted Perspectives to Security (11.-12.2.2010)

Organizers: FSDR in cooperation with, UniPID, The Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland) and The Development Studies Department (University of Helsinki).
Keynote speakers: Aili Tripp (University of Wisconsinin, Madison, USA), Michaelle Browers (Wake Forest University, USA), Wim Naudé (UNU WIDER) and Elnour Abdalla Elsiddig (University of Khartoum, Sudan).

2009 Knowledge, Development and Academic Partnerships (19.-21.2.2009)

Organizers: FSDR and UniPID (blog)
Keynote speakers: Stephen Simukanga (University of Zambia, Zambia), Seppo Hölttä (University of Tampere), Tania Li (University of Toronto, Canada) and Giles Mohan (Open University, United Kingdom)

2008 Development, Justice and Governance: New Challenges in the Global South (24.-25.4.2008)

Organizers: FSDR in cooperation with The Development Studies Department (University of Helsinki) and EADI.
Organizers: Stephanie Barrientos (University of Manchester, United Kingdom), David Demeritt (University of London, United Kingdom) and Severine Rugumamu (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania).

2007 Development Studies: Landscapes and Horizons (16.-17.2.2007)

Organizers: FSDR
Keynote speakers: Terence Ranger (Univeristy of Oxford, United Kingdom) and Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan (l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences, France).