225 - Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID)
We welcome the Congress 2023 theme ‘Reckonings and Re-Imaginings’, which echoes CASID’s ongoing focus on struggles for social justice (including racial justice), decolonization, and planetary survival in the context of concurrent crises: a persistent pandemic, climate emergency, intensifying economic uncertainty and proliferating conflict. Development studies, therefore, emerges at the centre of the interdisciplinary justice-oriented research which Congress seeks to foreground, but simultaneously remains in urgent need of critical transformation itself.
The CASID 2023 Conference challenges scholars and practitioners to re-imagine ‘development’ and our collective futures to realize a radically different world. CASID 2023 offers us an opportunity to reckon with the field’s harmful legacy and contemporary challenges, to consider what constitutes meaningful repair, to ground our interventions in and draw wisdom and inspiration from the resurgence of historical and contemporary struggles for justice, and to contemplate possibilities for collective liberation.