Debating Development

Debating Development is both an accredited course and a public platform for reflection on topics of development. Each topic is introduced on the basis of a presentation by a renowned speaker. A discussant sets the stage for further debate. Our speakers come from international institutes, civil society and academia. Most of the discussions are moderated by the academic staff of the UAntwerp.

Anyone can attend the debates for free. We ask you to register online in advance and to tick your name at the entrance of the lecture hall. If you join at least four sessions, you abtain a certificate of attendance.


Debating Development is a collaboration between USOS and the Institute of Development Policy (IOB). It receives financial support from VLIR-UOS. Debating Development is part of the Global Minds programme of the University of Antwerp.

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Janus Verrelst Tel. +32 3 265 56 54