07-08 March 2019
Security & Development Futures in an Uncertain World
Conflict, Security & Development Conference 2019
Two Days of Powerful Talks - 7th and 8th March 2019
The challenges facing global development and security, as well as the international response to these challenges, are experiencing drastic changes. Global trends including environmental breakdown, resource depletion, state fragility and democratic decline are taking place against a global power shift away from states to networks, from the national to the local, and from West to East. The sixth annual Conflict, Security & Development Conference brings together leading academics, policy practitioners and non-governmental leaders to discuss the serious challenges posed by the convergence of these destabilising forces. It will address the future of Western overseas aid; the future of private sector engagement in fragile states and the ability of the private sector to aid progress towards fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs); the building of local resilience in relation to issues of environment, food, and population; and the transformative impact of China’s emergence as an investment ‘superpower’ on the development landscape.
The Conflict, Security & Development Conference is organised by postgraduate students from the War Studies Department and the Department of International Development (ID) at King’s College London. The two-day conference will take place on the 7th and 8th March, 2018. This sixth edition of the conference will focus on “Building Stability: Security and Development Futures in an Uncertain World."
Panels include: The Future of Private Investment in Fragile States, The Future of Overseas Aid, Building Local Resilience, and Belt and Road: China's Rise and The Transformation of Global Development.
The ticket includes access to the conference, a working lunch and two wine receptions, as well as tea and coffee throughout the two days.
About the KCL Programmes
Conflict, Security & Development (CSD) Programme
The Conflict, Security & Development postgraduate programme in the War Studies Department of King’s College London is led by Professor Mats Berdal. It seeks to study the ways in which these three fields interconnect in theory and in practice. The programme is geared towards giving students a detailed understanding of real conflict situations, whilst providing a well-informed theoretical framework to approach case studies.
King’s Department of International Development (DID)
The Department of International Development, directed by Professors Peter Kingstone and Andy Sumner, is a contemporary and innovative development institute focusing on emerging economies in the modern world with specific teaching expertise on Latin America and South Asia. The subject is context-driven, exploring social, political and economic changes: the sources of their success and changing development needs and challenges.