Meeting Emerging Global Policy Challenges - DSA/SPA Conference

Friday 26 April 2013, 1.30PM to Sat 27 April

A Development Studies Association (DSA) and Social Policy Association (SPA) Joint Conference hosted by the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath, UK with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York, UK.

 The UK Social Policy Association and the Development Studies Association are pleased to convene a joint conference to be held at the University of Bath. In an era of global change and increasing uncertainty, both Social Policy and Development Studies are aware of the need to generate new ideas and responses. In organising a joint conference, we recognise that researchers and practitioners from both associations and beyond, can learn much more from each other and that collaboration will put us in a stronger position to respond to future challenges.

 The conference will begin on Friday 26 April 2013 at 13:30 and end on Saturday 27 April at 14:30.
There will be four sessions, each with three invited speakers who are asked to address the broad aim of their session from a theoretical, policy, comparative or methodological perspective. The final hour of the conference will consist of a panel discussion which will reflect on options for further interdisciplinary collaboration between the two intellectual traditions. More detailed information is available in the attached conference flyer.

 A full programme will be made available shortly at
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The number of participants is restricted – please secure your place early to avoid disappointment.

Please see attached PDF linked above.

Location: University of Bath

Admission: See attached PDF