University of Antwerp is hosting this year’s HDCA Conference “Capabilities and Transformative Institutions”, which will be held in Antwerp, Belgium from 13 to 15 September 2021. With a combination of onsite and online lectures, the conference will mainly focus on the ‘new world’ shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will focus on the issues of common vulnerability – not only to the virus, but also to policy mismatch, institutional hiccups, and authoritarian backlash.
Some of the confirmed keynote speakers include Martha Nussbaum (University of Chicago), Achille Mbembe (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand), Sunita Narain (Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), University of Delhi), and many more.
The conference is organized in collaboration with the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA) and the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA).
While the proposals may come from any discipline and may be theoretical, applied, or policy-based, every submission must engage with, apply, extend, criticize, or offer insights specifically relevant to the capability approach and/or the human development paradigm.
All proposals are to be submitted by 15 February 2021 at the latest.
More information is available in the program.