The Bradford Development Lectures (BDL)
The Bradford Development Lectures are a series of lectures given by key practitioners and academics working in the International Development field. The first lecture was given by Baroness Lynda Chalker, MP the then minister of Overseas Development Administration in 1991. Since then, scholars and public office holders including Sir Richard Jolly, Sir Cripsin Tickell, Professor Nicholas Stern, and Professor Frances Stewart have given these lectures. Over the years the lecture has become a prestigious event where prominent figures in the international community present an address on current issues relating to development and human welfare.
Date: Thursday 11 February 2016
Speaker: Professor David Hulme
Title: Global Governance and Sustainable Development Goals: All Change... No Change?
Date: Thu 18 Jun 2015
Speaker: Dr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs
Title: Transforming Economies: Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs and Development
Date: 26th of February 2014
Speaker: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
Title: Taking production seriously: Why we need a 'productionist' development discourse.
Date: 7th of February 2013
Speaker: Dr Stefan Dercon, Chief Economist at the DFID
Title: 'Africa's growth miracle?'
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18th Bradford Development Lecture
Date: 10th of November 2011
Speaker: Lord Meghnad Desai
Title: 'Sixty years of development: are we sure what it means?'
17th Bradford Development Lecture
Date: 30th March 2011
Speaker: Professor Martin Daunton
Topic: 'Global Governance: Reconstructing the World Economy'
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16th Bradford Development Lecture
Date: 21st October 2009
Speaker: Professor Frances Stewart
Topic: 'Horizontal inequalities and conflict: choosing policies for peace'
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15th Bradford Development Lecture
Date: 13th of March 2008
Speaker: Gillian Merron MP, the Parliamentary under Secretary of State for International Development
Topic: ‘The Public and Development: Mobilising to Reduce Global Poverty’
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13th Bradford Development Lecture
Date: 2nd of March 2006
Speaker: Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for International Development
As he reflects on 2005 - a year of unprecedented world focus on and commitment to international development issues, but also of a number of unprecedented large-scale natural disasters like the past November's Pakistan earthquake - he commends the communities of Bradford and the City Council for their swift and continuing response to the recent devastating earthquake in Kashmir.
Introducing the UK Government Department for International Development’s new White Paper consultation to a large audience of academics and international postgraduate students drawn from the Universities of Bradford, Leeds and Manchester, as well as representatives of the UK development community, including prominent NGOs, he looks to the aid challenges of 2006 and beyond.
12th Bradford Development Lecture
Date: 11th of November 2004
Speaker: Professor Paul Collier
Title: 'Development and Security'
11th Bradford Development Lecture
Date: 29th of November 2001
Speaker: Professor Adrian Wood, Chief Economist at the DFID
Title: 'Globalisation and Poverty Reduction'
10th Bradford Development Lecture
Title: 'The European Union's Partnership with the Developing World'
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