Events

Public Lecture Houria Bouteldja – December 13, 2019

The Struggle for Decolonisation in France

On December 13, the French-Algerian political activist and writer Houria Bouteldja will speak on anti-racism, anti-imperialism, islamophobia and decolonisation at Ghent University, at the invitation of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, the Middle East and North Africa Research Group, the Dept. of Conflict and Development Studies, the Governance in Conflict Network, TAPAS – Thinking About the Past, and the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender.

Friday December 13 – 18:00 – Academieraadzaal, Volderstraat 9.

SDG lecture – October 15, 2019

The participation of indigenous peoples in the United Nations political process on climate change

Indigenous peoples from different parts of the world participate in multi-scalar processes that shape changes in public policy concerning global commons, such as the atmosphere and oceans. They have managed to deepen the recognition of collective rights and generate new political and legal instruments. How do they work to achieve this? What is the impact of their action? What does it teach us about contemporary politics?


Deborah Delgado Pugley is Professor and Researcher of Sociology at PUCP (Peru).  Her research focuses on global environmental politics, sustainable development policies and environmental issues at the community level. Recent projects include the impact assessment of oil spills in amazonian communities and local universities involvement in climate policies. She is interested in indigenous social movements, human and environmental rights, natural resources management, climate change policies related to forests (REDD) and development. She holds a PhD in Development Studies and Sociology at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris. She is currently a visiting researcher with the Governance in Conflict Network at the department of Conflict and Development in Ghent.


What’s (y)our story? September 24, 2019

On September 24, the Ghent Centre for Global Studies and the 3 other Interdisciplinary Research Consortia, together with the Research Department of Ghent University, will organise a full-day event at Het Pand on “Storytelling for researchers” and “Science narratives in post-truth times”, with: 

  • a workshop for (junior and senior) researchers by multimedia agency Critical Narratives
  • a public lecture by the (investigative) journalist Joris Luyendijk
  • and lightning talks by UGent scholars: Marianne Maeckelbergh (Conflict and Development), Ronald Soetaert (Educational Studies), Julie Van Bogaert (History), and Tom Vander Beken (Criminology, Penal Law and Social Law) 
  • followed by a panel debate, moderated by Sami Zemni

Full program: https://www.ugent.be/en/research/event-storytelling.htm

The event is open to researchers from all disciplines and to the entire UGent community, but please note that the workshop has a limited number of seats. Registration, before September 16: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/Whatsyourstory

Performance Anna Tsing – May 28, 2018 – Bruges

The Golden Snail Opera

Lecture/performance by Anna Tsing (University of California Santa Cruz),           introduced by the research and design collective Rotor.

On the evening of May 28, Archipel, the Bruges Triennial and the Ghent Centre for Global Studies invite anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing to give a presentation in the Concert Hall in Bruges on her research into invasive species.  Read more

Workshop with Anna Tsing – May 28, 2018 – Bruges

The Crab at the End of the World?

On Invasive Species, Salvage Economies and the Arts of Living on a         Damaged Planet

Workshop with Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, University of California – Santa Cruz

Organised by the Bruges Triennial and the Ghent Centre for Global Studies in collaboration with Rotor, on May 28, from 2 to 5 pm, at the Poortersloge, Academiestraat 14, 8000 Bruges. Read more

Keynote lecture by Geert De Neve – November 16, 2017

After Rana Plaza

Rethinking the Health and Safety of Global Garment Workers

Since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka in 2013 and a series of factory fires across South Asia, the global dynamics of outsourcing and subcontracting have come under renewed scrutiny by academics, activists, policy makers and governments alike. Focusing on the ‘health and safety’ of garments workers in South Asia, the lecture reviews recent interdisciplinary research on the well-being of workers producing garments for global markets. Read more

Public Lecture Series 2017

Globalisation and Crisis

Border fence on rolling hills

The interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Global Studies at Ghent University has the honour of inviting you to its annual public lecture series, from February to May 2017. This year’s theme is Globalisation and Crisis. Crisis is omnipresent in our contemporary globalised world: from the financial crisis to the environmental crisis, from the refugee crisis to political crisis. The GCGS has invited international experts to offer critical and cutting-edge analyses of these different (discourses of) crisis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Read more