Development Studies Seminars 2022 - CEsA

Development Studies Seminars 2022 | March 10th to May 5th, 2022

The Centre for African and Development Studies (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa) and the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG) of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa) are pleased to invite you to the Development Studies Seminars 2022. The seminars are an initiative that takes place annyaly since 1991 to promote the research conducted in the areas of study of the Master in Development and International Cooperation (MDCI) and the PhD Program in Development Studies (PDED).

The Development Studies Seminars 2022 will take place from March 10th to May 5th, 2022, always on Thursdays, from 6pm to 8pm Lisbon time (see the full programme above). The eight meetings will adopt a hybrid format (in person and online) and will be open to the public.

ATTENTION: The last session, on May 5 2022, will take place upon registration. Click on the link below:

REGISTRATIONS for 5/5 “Change, Language and Power: Theories and Policies of International Financial Institutions”


Development Studies Seminars 2022
From March 10th to May 5th, 2022, always on Thursdays, from 6pm to 8pm (GMT)
Hybrid event: in person at Anfiteatro 23 (Francesinhas 1, ISEG, Lisboa) and virtually on Zoom ( and YouTube (



Xénia de Carvalho (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): Associate Researcher at the Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA-Iscte), in the “Governance, Policies and Daily Life” Research Group. Anthropologist, consultant and teacher/trainer in the area of research methodologies, participatory methodologies, international development, social sciences and humanities. She holds a PhD in International Education and Development with a specialization in Sub-Saharan Africa (University of Brighton, UK, 2016), an MA in Social Sciences/Anthropology (2004, ICS, ULisboa) and a BA in Anthropology (1996, FCSH/UNL).

Isabel Castro Henriques (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa): She holds a PhD in History of Africa from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is Associate Professor with Aggregation (retired) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon and Researcher at CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa (since 2013). Coordinated the Museum Program of the Slavery Museum in Lagos, Algarve (2014-2016), and the Museum Program of the Slavery and Slave Traffic Memorial in Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau (2015-2016) and is a member of the Scientific Committee International of the UNESCO Project “The Slave Route” (Paris).

Ana Santos Pinto (FSCH/Universidade Nova de Lisboa): Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies at FCSH-NOVA, Researcher at IPRI-NOVA and Associate Researcher at the National Defense Institute (IDN). She holds a PhD in International Relations from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, having worked as a Research Consultant for the United Nations, in the Alliance of Civilizations Project (2008-2010); Advisor for International Relations for the Minister of National Defense of the XVII Constitutional Government (2006-2009); and Research Assistant at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (2001-2003). Between 1997 and 2000, she worked as a journalist for the newspaper “A Capital”, the radio “Antena 1” and the “MediaCapital Multimédia”. She occasionally collaborates with various media outlets.

João Estêvão (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa): He holds a PhD in Economics from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1990) and a BA in Economics from the Instituto Superior de Economia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1977). Professor at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG/ULisboa), where he has conducted subjects in undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses. He is a member of the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee of the Master in Development and International Cooperation (MDCI/ISEG/ULisboa). Since 1983, he has been working as a researcher at CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa and has been a member of its management committee several times. He is currently leading the following projects: “Financial and monetary transition in post-colonial Cabo Verde” and “História da Moeda em Cabo Verde” (financed by Banco de Cabo Verde).

Edalina Sanches (ICS/ULisboa): Integrated Researcher at the Center for International Studies (CEI-Iscte), in the “Institutions, Governance and International Relations” Research Group. She holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Lisbon), and is Assistant Professor in African Studies at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy. Her research interests include democratization, popular protest, representation, political institutions, with a focus on Africa. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Relations and Development, African Affairs, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, etc.

Howard Stein (University of Michigan): Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He is a development economist educated in Canada, the US and the UK who has taught in both Asia and Africa. He is the editor or author of more than a dozen books and edited collections and more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His research on Africa has focused on foreign aid, finance, structural adjustment and neoliberalism, RCTs, health, gender and development, health and the environment, institutional transformation, industrial policy, export processing zones and other industrial parks, agricultural policy, poverty and rural property right transformation, income inequality and Chinese investment in manufacturing. He teaches a variety of courses in DAAS and Epidemiology including the history of African economic development, Africa and post-war development theory and policy, globalization and African health, the political economy of African development and health and socio-economic development.

Ana Luísa Silva (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULIsboa): International development professional and researcher with a background in political science and international relations. She holds a Masters in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2009). Between 2009 and 2015, she worked as an NGO project manager for the British NGO Transaid (specialized in transport and development) in Nigeria, Madagascar and Mozambique, implementing innovative solutions to improve transport systems for access to healthcare in remote areas. More recently, she joined the European startup eco-system in organizing events to connect investors and innovators working on greener and more sustainable solutions in the areas of energy, water, waste management, agriculture, transport and other key sectors that need transformative change for a sustainable future. Since 2017, she has returned to academia, as a candidate for a PhD in Development Studies at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG/ULisboa). She currently conducts research on how the development cooperation sector supports innovation for sustainable development and how this drive for innovation affects development practice, with a focus on non-governmental development organizations (NGOs).

Alice Nicole Sindzingre (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULIsboa): Alice Nicole Sindzingre is Research Associate at the CEPN (Paris-North Economics Centre, University Paris-North, France), at the LAM Research Centre (‘Africas in the World’, National Centre for Scientific Research/CNRS-SciencesPo-Bordeaux, France) and at the Centre for African and Development Studies (CEsA, ISEG, University of Lisbon, Portugal). She has been a member of the Core Team of the World Bank World Development Report 2000-1 on poverty. She has conducted research on development economics and political economy with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and has published articles in academic journals and books on a large range of topics, including international trade, foreign aid, China-Africa relationships, the theory of institutions, and the epistemology of economics.

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