DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations
DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations started as an interfaculty and interdisciplinary research unit undertaking research and postgraduate teaching in the field of development and international relations. Its origin as an academic unit began in 1982. In 1995, DIR evolved into an interdisciplinary research centre to promote knowledge production on problems and challenges that enable critical contribution to enhancing the aspirations.
The uniqueness of DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations, both in research and teaching, lies in the combination of two interdisciplinary fields - development studies and international relations – that engender critical enquiry, critical thinking, creativity and open-mindedness.
DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations' value and vision are aimed at actively creating intellectual and knowledge synergies and syntheses through critical engagement with on-going theories and debates on globalization and development as well as closely linking with studies and analyses of alternative ideas, approaches, movements for reform or transformation that emerge through the processes of globalization and development.
New book: Provincialising Nature. Multidisciplinary approaches to politics of the environment in Latin America
Edited by Assistant Professor Malayna Raftopoulos, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University and Michela Coletta, University of Warwick. Publisher: University of London. This book offers a timely analysis of some of the crucial challenges, contradictions and promises within current environmental discourses and practices in the region.
New PhD Fellow: Anita Nissen
As of August 1, 2016 DIR has a new PhD Fellow!
Events at DIR
27.03.2017 at 00.30 PM - 02.00 PM
Invitation to mini-seminar on "60 Years Treaties of Rome"
Commemorating 60 Years Treaties of Rome at Aalborg University On the 25th of March 1957 the treaties establishing the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community were signed in Rome, important steps towards the European Union.