IEE Newsletter No. 27

PhD IDS: 7th PhD Conference on International Development

We are proud to host the upcoming Conference. Please read our Call for Papers!

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7th PhD Conference on International Development

8 – 9 November 2018

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)

Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany

Call for Abstracts

The 7th PhD Conference on International Development is organized by students of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB). This international student-led event is part of the IEEs cooperation with the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University of Rotterdam, NL; and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), as well as the Institute of Political Science (IfP), both at the University Duisburg-Essen.

We invite current or recently-graduated PhD students in development studies with various disciplinary backgrounds for poster or paper presentations on the following sub-themes:

  1. Alternative Development Discourses and Responses from Below,
  2. Labor and Business Ethics in Developing Economies,
  3. Resource Extraction and Community Development,
  4. Migration & Development,
  5. Innovative Research Methods in the Development Context,
  6. Food Security & Food Safety.

PhD students will have the opportunity to present their doctoral research projects (or parts thereof), or related research to a larger audience to get a critical and well-informed feedback. The conference will offer an international platform to exchange with fellow students, senior academics, and experts.

500-word abstracts including the methodological and theoretical approach, the preferred sub-theme, full name, institutional affiliation, as well as contact details should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st May 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by 30th June 2018.

The conference will include keynote lectures, parallel sessions, a guided poster walk, and a conference dinner. The organizers will provide lunch and refreshments. Moreover, there may be limited funding available for transportation and accommodation provided by the RUB Research School Plus.

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