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Development Studies Association Conference

Examination Schools, University of Oxford, 12-14 September, 2016

The 2016 annual conference of the Development Studies Association (DSA) will be hosted by the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford from 12 to 14 September. The conference will take place in the historic Examination Schools in the centre of the city, with accommodation provided in nearby colleges.

DSA2016 will be three days of scintillating keynotes, plenary sessions and parallel panels, interspersed with a dinner, drinks reception and book launch and exhibits. We expect over nearly 600 academics and practitioners to participate in this exciting programme. The conference is titled Politics in Development, and a brief theme describes a possible focus for some of the panels and papers. The conference convenors are keen to involve the wider community of colleagues working in the realm of policy and practice and thus welcomed panel sessions being organised in other formats that generate exciting discussion and exchange of ideas. This should be stated in the panel abstract.

The panel timetable is online (see your panel page and/or the timetable page), and registration remains open.

Useful downloads

DSA16 programme cover

Conference printed programme (PDF) - as per the printed programme, this has the same errors due to late withdrawals (see errata below)
Conference printed programme (EPUB) - accurate to 27/8 (incorporates errata below)

We have tried hard to ensure that the the printed programme (and parallel PDF) are accurate. However there have been several late withdrawals/amends since production, which are listed below. The panel pages on this site are accurate.

The following will not attend/present: Abou Shnief (P26); Baldinelli (PBarros Leal Farias (P24); Cabral (P24); Chopra (P44); Dartiailh (P12); Diop (P06); Fehr (P46); Geissler (P07); Harper, Malcolm (P53); Hauge (P63); Hoffmann (P73); Rashid (P22); Raza, Muhammad (P06); Raza, Shozab (P29); Sayed (P73); Weber (P62); Zaidi (P44); Zingg (P30).
Iandolo's paper has been moved to the second session of P62; P. Sai-wing Ho (University of Denver) will chair P62.
Sophie King (University of Salford) will present in P71.
With apologies, the book OUP/DSA book series launch on Monday will not include drinks.

The Development Studies Association (DSA) is the largest and most coherent national platform for people studying, teaching and researching development issues. We encourage all with interest in development studies or wishing to attend the conference to join the association via our website.

The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) is the focus at Oxford for teaching and research on international development: the understanding of change and inequality in developing countries, and the interaction of these countries with the rest of the world. Read more.

Conference convenors
Nandini Gooptu (Oxford Department of International Development, DSA Council Member), Oliver Owen (Oxford Department of International Development), Indrajit Roy (Oxford Department of International Development), Diego Sanchez-Ancochea (Oxford Department of International Development); David Hulme (University of Manchester, DSA President), Sarah White (University of Bath, DSA Council member)