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Ruhr-University Bochum – PhD Conference on International Development

The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at Ruhr-University Bochum together with European partners, is organizing the first PhD Conference on International Development. The conference will take place from 18 – 19 September 2012 in Bochum, Germany and will offer an international platform for PhD candidates at an advanced stage and recent PhD graduates (graduating within the last two years) in development studies with various disciplinary backgrounds to meet with fellow students, senior academics and experts.

PhD candidates will have the opportunity to present their doctoral research projects to a larger audience to get a critical and well-informed feedback.

Workshops shall be organized according to the PhD students’ specific needs and orientations focusing in particular on selected theoretical approaches and/or methodological issues and topics. In addition to or as an alternative to paper presentation, PhD students will have the possibility to display posters of their work. Workshops will be accompanied by plenary sessions and keynote lectures featuring most recent and innovative developments in methodological designs, theoretical approaches in development studies as well as ‘hot topics’ in development cooperation.

Submissions are invited from PhD candidates from all relevant disciplines (e.g. economics, social or political sciences, sociology, geography, law, etc.). Abstracts for papers (max. 500 words) and/or ideas for poster presentation including full name, institutional affiliation and contact details should be submitted as an email attachment to ieephd@ruhr-uni-bochum.de by 30th June 2012. Personal details included in the abstract should also indicate the state of progress in doctoral research. Those who have submitted an abstract will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted by 30th July 2012.