Introducing the Centre for Global Development

Over the past academic year, the Centre for Development Studies has undergone some important identity changes.

In order to reflect the cross-disciplinary and globally relevant nature of development research at the University, the Centre has undergone a name change and a change in governance structure.

The re-named Centre for Global Development now has a Management Board constituted of representatives from over ten Schools and Departments across five of the University's nine Faculties. Although Global Development teaching programmes are based in POLIS, the Centre's management structure reflects the wide range of global development research interests that can be found around the University, ranging from religious studies to health sciences, and from political economy to climate change and the environment.

To highlight the unique attributes of the new Centre, the ESSL Faculty web team has been developing CGD's website which went live in August 2010 and can be viewed at

On Thursday 4 November the Centre held a launch event in order to celebrate these exciting changes. A panel of four expert speakers will address topics in their specialised areas and will take questions in an interactive discussion on issues around global development.

The event "Rethinking Global Development" was held in the Business School's Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre and was preceded by an exhibition of CGD members' research.

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