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Upcoming research seminar: Meet Professor Chris Dolan and hear about his research

'Queering the Pitch?' Male Survivors and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Wednesday 2 November 2022, 12:45-1:45 pm, Room R2.41 (Ramphal Building) and online on MS Teams

Professor Chris Dolan from the Global Sustainable Development Department will be giving a talk about the multiple ways in which the phenomenon of sexual violence against men - and the realities experienced by the survivors produced by that violence – destabilise established understandings of how such violence works, who is victimized by it, and how and why it needs to be tackled. It then looks at how this destabilisation in turn challenges us to reconsider core assumptions about the relationship between data and intervention.

All Warwick staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend. Register for the event.Link opens in a new window 


GSD students drive discussions at Warwick Inclusion Conference

Sophie Kitching presenting at the Warwick Inclusion Conference

At the start of the summer, staff from across the University were invited to attend Warwick's inaugural Inclusion Conference. The event celebrated diversity and offered an inclusive environment in which colleagues could learn, collaborate, and co-create. Participants shared practice, generated ideas, thought deeply about what it means to be an inclusive institution, and celebrated the University's collective achievements and progress so far.

Two of our undergraduate Single Honours GSD students, Naomi Carter and Sophie Kitching, presented at the conference on the important topics of combatting menstrual stigma to enhance wellbeing and inclusive teaching for autistic and neurodivergent students. We spoke with Naomi and Sophie about their work and their experiences of the conference.

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A summer of graduation celebrations

GSD graduates and staff posing for a group photo in their caps and gowns on the grass

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.

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Thu 08 Sep 2022, 12:55 | Tags: GSD Student stories Alumni Global Sustainable Development

Teaching and Tutoring Excellence Awards: School for Cross-faculty Studies Success!

Dr Bryan Brazeau and Dr Gioia Panzarella being presented with their WAPTE awards at the 2022 Degree Congregation

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.

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New summary report: Rare Earth Elements, Global Inequalities and the 'Just Transition'

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).

Mon 29 Aug 2022, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Global Sustainable Development Competition!

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.

Wed 24 Aug 2022, 13:57 | Tags: GSD Global Sustainable Development Competition

New publication: 'A Critical History of Poverty Finance' by Dr Nick Bernards

Image credit: Dr Nick Bernards

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.


GSD Student Presents Research at World PhD Students Sustainability Summit 2022

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.


Join us for our first annual GSD PhD Symposium!

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.


Prof. Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla delivers keynote at Midlands4Cities workshop

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    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.

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    Mon 13 Jun 2022, 11:10 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

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