Navigating Development Pathways in the Evolving Global Order – Development Studies International Conference in Dhaka

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Date: May 5, 2024 - May 6, 2024
Date: May 5, 2024
All-day event
Start date: May 5, 2024
End date: May 6, 2024
Event summary: 1st Development Studies International Conference 2024: Navigating Development Pathways in the Evolving Global Order.

The Department of Development Studies at the University of Dhaka cordially invites academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers from around the world to contribute to the forthcoming international conference titled “Navigating Development Pathways in the Evolving Global Order.”

This conference aims to explore the intricate dynamics of Development Studies, particularly within the context of the global south, amidst the complex challenges of our contemporary world.

Date and venue

5-6 May 2024

Pan Pacific Sonargaon, 107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh

Abstract submission

Deadline: 30 March 2024


The prevailing global order is characterized by a multitude of challenges and tensions, including the failure of multilateral systems and institutions, the emergence of new forms of popular movements and struggles, and the increasing influence of geoeconomics. Amidst these complexities, geopolitical conflicts, socio-economic disparities, and environmental crises have become ever more pronounced.

In the face of escalating tensions between global powers, the rise of populist politics, and the urgent realities of climate change and energy shortages, countries in the global south, including Bangladesh, stand at a critical juncture. They are striving to chart sustainable development pathways that are in alignment with the ambitious targets set forth by the Sustainable Development Goals.

Against this backdrop, the conference aims to foster critical dialogue, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovative thinking to address the multifaceted challenges of development. It provides a platform for stakeholders to examine the failures of existing multilateral systems, explore the dynamics of grassroots movements, and analyze the impact of geoeconomics on global development agendas in the evolving global order.

Through rigorous analysis and informed discourse, participants will endeavor to identify strategies, policies, and interventions that can navigate the complexities of the evolving global order while advancing sustainable and inclusive development strategies.