Debating Development is a public platform for reflection & dialogue on global development. With this series, the University of Antwerp encourages its own community, as well as the wider public, to engage in conversations on contemporary societal issues and in particular in their global dimension.

Each year we address a different overarching theme. The broad theme is explored through various panel discussions, which allows for different perspectives to be covered. Each topic is introduced on the basis of a presentation by a renowned speaker. One or more discussants set the stage for further conversation or debate. At the end there is room for questions and comments from the audience. 

Everyone is welcome to attend these conversations. University of Antwerp also offers the series as an elective for third bachelor students of all faculties.

Debating Development is a course of the Institute of Development Policy (IOB). The university associations USOS & IMDO help to bring the series to the wider public.