Development Research Day
DRD - how it all started
The Development Research Day is an inter-disciplinary arrangement that was initiated in order to form a meeting ground for all researchers and students at Lund University who share an interest in development issues.
The first DRD
The event was launched in 2002 by the Department of Political Science at Lund University. Since then the responsibility for hosting the arrangement has rotated between the departments of political science, human ecology, economic geography, sociology, economics and economic history and the multi-disciplinary centre LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies).
During an intense day, current research within a selected, more specified theme of development research is presented. The main feature of the day is lectures by invited keynote speakers with international reputation. The aim of these lectures is to expose students to current research of an internationally high quality. The lectures are followed by a number of parallel sessions inviting shorter presentations by senior researchers, PhD-students, and graduate students and these sessions are open to a broader field of development research. The purpose of the parallel sessions is to display the various aspects of development research that take place at Lund University and to inspire meetings between researchers from different departments.
The Hydén Award for the best thesis on democratisation and development is awarded during the conference.
Past themes and conveners
- 2016 - End hunger and achieve food security by 2030, Dep of Human Geography
- 2015 - From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals (PDF)
- 2015 - Parallel session: Global health and sustainability & Realising SDGs (PDF)
- 2014 - China and the Developing World, School of Economics and Management (PDF)
- 2013 - Gendered Developments - Imaginings, Politics and Practices, Dep. of Gender Studies and Dep. of Sociology (PDF)
- 2012 - Climate and Development, LUCSUS (PDF)
- 2011 - Development, peace and statebuilding, Peace and Conflict Research, Department of Polical Science (PDF)
- 2010 - Rural Economies and Structural Transformation, Department of Economic History (PDF)
- 2009 - Development and conflict over resources, LUCSUS, Dept. of Social and Economic Geography (PDF)
- 2008 - A human rights based approach to development, SASNET, Faculty of Law and Raoul Wallenberg Institute (PDF)
- 2007 - Equity and rural development, Department of Economics and Department of Economic History (PDF)
- 2006 - Development and governance, Department of Political Science (PDF)
- 2005 - Inverted views of the world, Department of Sociology (PDF)
- 2004 - Development Research Day 2004, LUCSUS, Deptartment of Social and Economic Geography (PDF)
- 2003 - Development Research Day 2003, LUCSUS (PDF)
- 2002 - Development Research Day 2002, Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology (PDF)