Previous Events

6 March 2024

Dr Ilias Alami, Assistant Professor in the Political Economy of Development at the Centre of Development Studies (CDS) and Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge: Futures of State Capitalism in the Global North, East and South.

21 February 2024

Prof Julia Gallagher, King’s College London: Building Africa: How Architecture Makes States.

10 November 2022

Book launch Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World by Malcom Ferdinand

Author Dr. Malcom Ferdinand presented his most recent book. Dr. Michael Joseph, Dr. Howard Nelson and Dr. Tamara Wattnem provided brief comments.

23 February 2022

Margaret Anstee seminar series 2022: New segment of Brazilian development cooperation: an analysis of the Trilateral Centres for South-South Cooperation in partnership with the UN

The Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), are relatively innovative forms of trilateral development partnerships. Initiated through a UN-Brazilian dialogue, these Centres have since been set up elsewhere, with host countries including China, India, Singapore, Turkey and Ivory Coast. Each constitutes a partnership with a specific UN organisation, and has a thematic focus. The main aim of the two Brazilian Centres of Excellence is to instrumentalize the diffusion and transfer of Brazilian public policies to other countries in the global South.

Based on archival research and interviews with key stakeholders, this seminar presented initial results of a research project analysing the emergence of these Centres, their political and development implications for the evolving field of South-South Cooperation; as well as the turbulent and changing domestic contexts within which they have evolved.

2 November 2021 

Margaret Anstee Centre Graduate Reception

Evening reception for Members of the MCR

February-March 2020

Development Studies Association Business and Development Study Group Spring Workshops 2020: Lisbon and Cambridge

The DSA Business and Development Study Group, with the Lisbon School of Economics & Management and the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies (University of Cambridge) hosted two one-day workshops in early 2020 on the theme of evolving relationships between the private sector and international development.

11 December 2019

India-UK Development Partnership Forum

A meeting to present recent research and discuss ideas for future research.

5 – 6 December 2019 

Development Studies: Problems, Pedagogies and Best Practices

Teaching Qualitative Research Methods for Development Studies: Problems, Pedagogies and Best Practices 

18 November 2019

Latin American Feminism in Motion – Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London

MAC Research Fellow Jessica Sklair co-organised the event Latin American Feminism in Motion, a panel discussion hosted by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), School of Advanced Study, University of London.

This panel discussion aimed to foster greater understanding of the current state of struggles for women’s rights in Latin America and place them within the contemporary political landscape of the region, with a focus on Brazil.

31 October 2019

The formula for the 2018 Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace: New beginning or resumption of a suspended process?

The Centre of African Studies and the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies present: Senai Andemariam

24 October 2019

Indian Chevening Gurukal Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence 2019

An FCO sponsored programme focusing on the implications of globalisation for Indian leaders, public policy issues, the political context and more generally on personal and leadership development. The programme starts from the premise that as an economic powerhouse of the global economy, a growing leader in science and technology, and the world’s largest democracy, India is in a pivotal position to drive forward an effective and legitimate institutional international order to meet the emerging challenges to global integration.

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DIPR), within the University of Oxford, annually hosts the intensive residential programme of study and address these challenges through three fundamental and interlocking components focusing on academic understanding, policy relevance and personal development.

The 2019 Fellows visited the Indian Development Partnership Forum team at the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies.

5 June 2019

Workshop: “Lithium and its role in the low-carbon energy transition: materiality, geopolitics and technology”


24 May 2019

Defining and debating a research agenda for Lithium in South America – , Latin American Studies Association LASA 2019 – Boston.


22 May 2019  

Margaret Anstee Centre – Opening Celebration

The Margaret Anstee Centre and the Principals Lodge 

The Principal, Professor Dame Carol Black, the Vice-Principal and Director of the Margaret Anstee Centre Dr Emma Mawdsley along with Board, Committee Members and Fellows invited our special guests  to attend the Opening Celebration on Wednesday 22 May. We were honoured that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, performed the opening address.

14 February 2019 

The politics of the dam resurgence: high modernist bricolage and the emerging powers in Africa – Barnaby Dye

Dr Barnaby Dye visited the Margaret Anstee Centre to talk on “The politics of the dam resurgence: high modernist bricolage and the emerging powers in Africa”.