A New Development? A symposium on the promise and politics of provincializing experts, models, and knowledge in the 21st century

March 12, 2013

A symposium being held on April 5 - 6, and co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management  invites scholars to reflect on the dynamics of science, technology and expertise in international development, domestic development practices, and how these two interact.

Despite its ambivalent history, development is still framed as an aspiration for millions. Thus these questions are central to critical investigations of legitimacy, epistemic authority, and democracy. We hope that, in bringing together a diverse collection of scholars, we may productively challenge our own assumptions and approaches to studying expertise, representational practices, and circulations unfolding in the name of development.

The program and free registration can be found here.