EC-UNDP Kapuscinski Development Lecture at Utrecht University

(07 Sept 2021) UTRECHT:  Professor  Dr. Anthony Bebbington, International Director, Natural Resources and Climate Change at Ford Foundation, will be the guest lecturer at the EC-UNDP Kapuscinski Development Lecture at Utrecht University on Friday, 10 September 2021.

His talk entitled ‘Natural Resource Extraction after COVID: Social Justice Challenges’ will touch into the social justice challenges that can accompany the extraction of natural resources from the subsoil and from forests, which has become yet more difficult under COVID. He will refer especially to the experience of the Ford Foundation.

Bebbington has had a distinguished career as a scholar, a researcher, teacher, policy analyst, and advocate. He was Director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University from 2010 to 2017, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2009 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014. In addition to a long career in academia at Clark University, University of Melbourne, University of Manchester, and University of Colorado, he also held leadership positions at the World Bank and at non-profit think tanks focused on natural resources and development, including the International Institute for Environment and Development and Overseas Development Institute, both in London. Over the last ten years, Bebbington has served as an advisor to Ford in numerous capacities which helped inform our work on resource extraction and governance.

Due to COVID restrictions, the event will be open for Utrecht University International Development Studies (IDS) and Sustainable Development (SD) Students and Staff. The event can be followed through a livestream. For the link, please register (free) at:

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