We welcomed speakers from across the globe to the Westminster Development Studies Symposium on May 17. Our keynote speaker for the event was Professor Kunal Sen, Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research and Professor of Development Economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. He is a leading international expert on the political economy of growth and development. His lecture discussed Has Globalisation caused Premature Deindustrialisation? The presentation slides are available here.
We also welcomed an excellent array of speakers from the University of Manchester, Trent University (Canada), School of Oriental and African Studies, Nottingham Trent University, University of Bradford, University of Glasgow, and with the furthest afield coming from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Their presentations explored the issues, challenges and responses to conflicting trends of greater interconnection and isolation, which are shaping the world economy.
The event was organised by the University of Westminster’s Development Policy Research Network at our Regent Street Campus. The organisers are very grateful for the support provided by Westminster Business School, with special thanks for the event support provided by Daniel Scroggins. This event forms part of a range of activities throughout the academic year, and is the second Westminster Development Studies Symposium.
The Development Policy Research Network is open to new members so please contact Serena and/or Karen if you would like to find out more.