Conference Program

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Date: Tuesday, 17/May/2022
11:00am - 12:30pm1.1.1: Conference Welcome
Session Chair: Georgina Alonso
Session Chair: Deborah Simpson

Join the conference committee to open CASID 2022!

12:30pm - 1:00pmBreak 1 Day 1
1:00pm - 2:30pm1.2.1 “If everything is development studies, then nothing is”: What futures for Development Studies?
Session Chair: Joshua Ramisch
1:00pm - 2:30pm1.2.2: Development and COVID-19: Seeking Pathways to Move from Neoliberalism toward Inclusive Development
Session Chair: Adrian Murray
1:00pm - 2:30pm1.2.3: Education, Health & COVID-19: Where We might Go From Here

Chair(s): Amy Cooper,

1:00pm - 2:30pm1.2.4: Transformations: Hope, Participation, and Interrogating Influence
Session Chair: Georgina Alonso
2:30pm - 3:30pmLunch Day 1
3:30pm - 5:00pm1.3.1 Adolescent Flourishing through a Gender Transformative Lens
3:30pm - 5:00pm1.3.2: Critical Reflections on Design and Development
Session Chair: Brian Sinclair
3:30pm - 5:00pm1.3.3: Autonomy and Prosperity of the Vulnerable: Women, Children, Sex Workers

Chair(s): Justine Pascual,

3:30pm - 5:00pm1.3.4 Inclusive virtual public engagement for a just Covid-19 recovery process - Workshop
5:00pm - 5:30pmBreak 2 Day 1
5:30pm - 7:00pm1.4.1: CASID Strategic Planning Townhall

You are invited to participate in the first of two CASID strategic planning sessions: a Town Hall Discussion on our Strategic Plan.

Date: Wednesday, 18/May/2022
11:00am - 12:30pm2.1.1: Bordering as Disaster: COVID-19, Borders and Conditional Cooperation - Headline Panel

The declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020 elicited many initial proclamations of “we are all in this together”, which called for collective solidarity and international cooperation. Many governments, however, coalesced local support by instituting protectionist and isolationary measures to prioritize their own constituents, for example, by hardening borders and competing with other nations for supplies. These nationalist responses have also stoked racist, xenophobic, and ableist fears and actions. Further, hoarding of vaccines by high-income countries and maintaining private pharmaceutical patents have prevented the majority of the world’s population from timely and adequate vaccination. This competitive and exclusionary approach presents a number of contradictions in resolving a global crisis. In addressing the Congress 2022 theme of ‘Transitions’, we seek to unpack the role of borders in hindering a move towards global justice and safety for all in times of crisis and beyond.


Gabriel Allahdua, Justicia for Migrant Workers
Tammam Aloudat, Global Health Centre
Yafa Jarrar, PSAC and Labour4Palestine
Veldon Coburn, University of Ottawa

12:30pm - 1:00pmBreak 1 Day 2
1:00pm - 2:30pm2.2.1 Au-delà des pelures : l’agentivité des jeunes et les multiples couches de la crise éducative au Mali
1:00pm - 2:30pm2.2.2: Extracting 'development': Mining, oil and gas, tourism, and NGOs

Chair(s): Larry Swatuk,

1:00pm - 2:30pm2.2.3 The classroom as political? Teaching ‘Development’ for Decolonial Imaginations, Radical Futurities, and Global Justice
1:00pm - 2:30pm2.2.4: Beyond the Academy: Career opportunities in international development - Workshop

Considering a career in development outside the academy? CASID 2022 will host a roundtable discussion and workshop with a group of development graduates and professionals working in a diverse array of roles in within and beyond the field. The panelists will share their own experiences of making the decision to pursue alternative career paths, offering advice to students and recent graduates about how to chart a path forward beyond the academy. This will be followed by more in depth, workshop style discussions around key themes and sectors in plenary and breakout groups to more deeply explore these paths and processes.

2:30pm - 3:30pmLunch Day 2
3:30pm - 5:00pm2.3.1: Food Justice: Ancestral Wisdom, Imperialisms, and Liberating Sisyphus

Chair(s): Jean-François Rousseau,

3:30pm - 5:00pm2.3.2: Contesting Development: Decolonization and Resistance

Chair(s): Valérie Charest, uOttawa; Emmanuel Tamufor, Guelph

3:30pm - 5:00pm2.3.3: We Are Not All in This Together: Climate Justice and Sustainable Equitable Development as Pathways to Global Justice
Session Chair: Joshua Ramisch
3:30pm - 5:00pm2.3.4: The Challenges of Finding a Tenure-Track Job - Workshop

Finding a tenure track job is difficult even in the best of times. In today’s job market, and in the midst of a global pandemic, it may appear even more daunting. But don’t panic! CASID 2022 will feature a roundtable discussion and workshop with both seasoned professors who have sat on dozens of hiring committees and junior scholars who have recently found positions in this highly competitive job market. This workshop will be conducted mainly in English.

5:00pm - 5:30pmBreak 2 Day 2
5:30pm - 7:00pm2.4.1: CASID AGM
Session Chair: Deborah Simpson
Session Chair: Kate Grantham

Join the CASID board and members for the association's Annual General Meeting.

Only CASID members in good standing can participate in this session!

Date: Thursday, 19/May/2022
11:00am - 12:30pm3.1.1: Keynote - Global Critique and Transformative Alternatives: Re-imagining Futures Within and Beyond the Global Pandemic – A Dialogue with Jayati Ghosh
Session Chair: Maïka Sondarjee

CASID is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2022 Conference will be the renowned development economist Professor Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts Amherst. From public health, unemployment and care work to vaccine apartheid, international aid and cash transfers, Professor Ghosh has offered consistent critical engagement with the myriad impacts of COVID-19 and responses to it around the world. Re-focusing our attention on crucial aspects of the global political economy which have mediated these impacts and responses— including inequality, debt, climate change, labour and uneven capitalist development and crisis—Ghosh has been an indispensable critical voice holding politicians, capital and the scientific community to account throughout this unprecedented period. Ghosh will focus her remarks on the innumerable, enduring and widening inequalities which have characterized the global pandemic and the theoretical and practical possibilities for transforming the ongoing response to it and what may come in its wake. Dr. Ghosh will be in conversation with Maïka Sondarjee, Univesity of Ottawa.

This event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in French and will be closed captioned.

12:30pm - 1:00pmBreak 1 Day 3
1:00pm - 2:30pm3.2.1 Reflections on Translocal Learning During COVID-19 times
1:00pm - 2:30pm3.2.2 Gender (in)equality, silence, and marginalization
Session Chair: Rebecca Tiessen
1:00pm - 2:30pm3.2.3 Learning from COVID-19: Understanding the Adaptive Strategies of Canadian Small and Medium Organisations (SMOs) - Workshop
1:00pm - 2:30pm3.2.4: Publishing your article: a guide for emerging scholars - Workshop

Publishing your research can be a daunting experience for doctoral students and graduates. This workshop will work its way through the process of publication in scholarly journals, with particular reference to the Canadian Journal of Development Studies. It will include advice on submitting your article, receiving a response, responding to that response, tracking copy-editing, and publicizing your published article.

Facilitated by Stephen Brown, uOttawa and Helen Yanacopulos, UNBC Okanagan

2:30pm - 3:30pmLunch Day 3: Zo Reken - Documentary Film Discussion

CASID 2022 will also include screening of the award winning 2021 film Zo Reken and a discussion with the producer and director Emanuel Licha and Haitian scholar and feminist Sabine Lamour. More details to follow.

Chair(s): Gloria Novovic, University of Ottawa

Watch the trailer here!

3:30pm - 5:00pm3.3.1: CASID Member Engagement Session

This is the second CASID strategic planning session, following the Town Hall, and is another opportunity to engage around key strategic priorities, as guided by the 2021 CASID membership survey.