We have had a special summer on campus with graduation ceremonies returning in person for the first time in three years! We were very keen to invite our 2020 and 2021 GSD graduates back to campus for the 'Warwick Celebrates' events. These graduations were long overdue, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We also had the pleasure of welcoming our newest graduates to the GSD alumni community at our summer ceremony on Monday 18 July.
We are extremely proud of Dr Gioia Panzarella (Global Sustainable Development) and Dr Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts) for winning the 2022 Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)! The WAPTE Team received more nominations than ever before this year from both students and staff, so it is a real testament to their commitments to personal tutoring to be acknowledged at this level.
A new summary report details preliminary findings from the project ‘Rare Earths in the Just Transition: Connecting Global Inequalities in REEs Commodity Chains’, which was funded by the British Academy’s Just Transitions within Sectors and Industries Globally scheme. The project is led by Professor Mandy Sadan (Global Sustainable Development).
Each year we run the Global Sustainable Development Competition. This is an exciting opportunity for school students in years 11 and 12 (aged between 15 and 17 years) to think creatively and gain valuable research skills as they learn more about global sustainable development.
We were particularly impressed with the range of creative submissions this year, from paintings to poetry, podcasts to short films. Not only this, but many of the creative submissions were outstanding. This made judging the competition a tricky task!
Find out more about this year's competition and the highly commended entries, runners-up, and winners.
A new book by Dr Nick Bernards, Associate Professor in GSD, A Critical History of Poverty Finance, has recently been published by Pluto Press. The book looks at the history of financial 'solutions' to global poverty, tracing out links between colonial-era practices and contemporary fintech fads. It shows how past and present efforts to extend access to formal financial services have reinforced and exacerbated embedded patterns of uneven development.
The World PhD Students Sustainability Summit 2022 was organised by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research, the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, and the European Alliance for Sustainability Research Rationale. One of our PhD students, Grace Kamanga, presented her research at the summit. Find out about Grace's experience of the summit and the research she presented.
The GSD Department is pleased to be hosting its first annual PhD Symposium on Friday 1 July 2022! This event will be taking place in the new Faculty of Arts Building, FAB5.03.
The Symposium will provide an opportunity for our first cohort of PhD students to showcase their research. The Symposium will also open discussions around this year’s theme of transdisciplinary research.
- Further details and a programme for the day can be found here.
- The Symposium is a free one-day event. Staff and students from across the University are very welcome to attend.
- Please complete our registration form to confirm your attendance.
Earlier this year, Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, delivered a keynote on her research for a Midlands4Cities (M4C) workshop. The workshop was aimed at PhD students interested in oral history.
We are delighted to have recently welcomed Chris Dolan to the School for Cross-faculty Studies as a Professor in Global Sustainable Development.
Prior to joining Warwick, Chris’ career was largely spent in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in South Africa, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. From 2006-2022 Chris was Director of the Refugee Law Project in Uganda from 2006-2022, a position in which he developed work with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing; Conflict, Transitional Justice and Governance; and the use of Media for Social Change.
Image credit: Alan Paxton
Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Clarke and Dr Alastair Smith for their successful applications to the ‘Getting Creative with Sustainability’ funding call!
The 'Getting Creative with Sustainability' funding aims to create the opportunity for local artists and creatives to work with Warwick researchers and external regional public/third sector organisations, around the broad theme of sustainability. These knowledge exchange-based collaborations will see the three parties involved sharing insights around sustainability research in its broadest sense within the context of the organisation or region. The projects will create a means for researchers, organisations, and creatives to work together via an innovative and creative collaboration, which is designed to stimulate, develop, or cement relationships between Warwick researchers and regional externals whilst supporting knowledge exchange, research development, impact, and communications.