Conference 2013

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2013
Title: Alternative Development: The Road Less Travelled


SATURDAY 9TH – SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2013.
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY. HERSCHEL BUILDING.

Is the West way really the best way to develop?
Is Development a compass that is stuck pointing west?
Are we at a difficult crossroads in Development and we don’t know which way to go?

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Newcastle University International Development Conference 2013:Alternative Development- the road less travelled

Alternative development is being hailed as the answer to the ‘there is no alternative’ mantra of neo-liberal, free-market narratives. It is suggested that the Western neo-liberal discourse has dominated approaches of development for too long, but have we reached a crossroads on our path? Raising these issues at the IDS conference 2013 will contribute to the avoidance of a development dead end.

The IDS Conference 2013 aims to give a platform to

 challenge mainstream and alternative approaches of development, questions the dominance of western neo-liberal perspectives, and uncover realistic paths of development within the context of a diverse globalised worldIDS Conference 2013 will play host to a controversial debate between opposing views and routes of development, seeking to inform people about the strengths and weaknesses of various ideologies, and the future ahead.Keep a look out on our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages for announcements of fantastic speakers ranging from academics, politicians, International Organisations and experts within the field of development. Do not miss out on the critically acclaimed Newcastle University International Development Conference 2013. More information coming soon!


“I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference”
 – 


Robert Frost, 19th/20th Century poet