Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)

CERES Summer School 2017 Preparation Update

23 May 2017

This year’s exciting and informative summer school will be hosted by the Centre for Conflict Studies of Utrecht University and will be held at the University Campus located at Achter St. Pieter 200, Raadszaal, on 22 June 2017. The school will be held under the theme “Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Gaps, Opportunities, and Challenges.”

It will bring together young and senior academics to share and exchange ideas by critically engaging with (but not limited to) the following questions relating to the SDGs:

  • What has been the role of academia in promoting sustainable development at international, regional, and national levels?

  • How has academia managed to link the theory and practice of sustainable development so that there is a fruitful connection between the two?

  • What is the political economy of sustainable development and international goal setting, and how can it be criticized?

A total of 32 abstracts and a panel proposal related to the summer school theme have been received, read, and processed by the Organizing Committee. Abstracts have been received from Waginengen University (WUR), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the University of Groningen (RUG), Utrecht University (UU), the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)-Erasmus University Rotterdam, Radboud University (RU), Delft University of Technology (TUD) and the University of Twente (UT).

The call for abstracts ended on 15 May 2017, but you can still participate. Registration for workshop participants is ongoing and will close on 15 June 2017, and anyone interested in the topics or in the people participating can join.

Professor Henning Melber, the incoming European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) President, will give this year’s keynote speech. Professor Melber is a trained journalist, sociologist, and political scientist who will engage with issues from a multi-disciplinarian approach as well as his wealth of experience in the field of international development. 

Admission to the event is free, and those who want to be part of the proceedings are encouraged to register using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxgHVrm0BxGINQSuDP8ojr1z1MwU2oQqW_g-_iAZbgXVDP_g/viewform?c=0&w=1


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