The UK Social Policy Association and the Development Studies Association are to convene a joint conference to be held at the University of Bath on 26th & 27th April 2013. It is to be hosted by the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.
The conference will begin on Friday 26 April 2013 at 13:30 and end on Saturday 27 April at 14:30. There will be four sessions, each with three invited speakers who are asked to address the broad aim of their session from a theoretical, policy, comparative or methodological perspective. The final hour of the conference will consist of a panel discussion which will reflect on options for further interdisciplinary collaboration between the two intellectual traditions. Confirmed speakers include Sarah Cook, Director of UNRISD, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Professor of Social Policy & International Development, University of East Anglia, and Naila Kabeer, Professor of Development Studies, SOAS University of London.