The ICDD organises a large variety of formats and participatory events, including the Annual Thematic / ’exceed’ conference, the PhD Workshop, the Alumni Applied Research School (AARS), and the Breakfast Talks.

Below you can find the event timeline.

Missed our previous events?

You can watch the recordings or read the write-ups of our previous events here



14-16 September

Conference: Challenges of Sustainability Research

University of Kassel
03 June

Public Talk: Health, safety and security: the everyday struggles of cabin crew workers in Aerolíneas Argentinas

14 April

Public Talk: War in Ukraine - Impact on People - Impact on Theory

12 April

PhD Toolbox Launch Webinar

March 30 - April 1, April 4-5

15th Global Labour University Conference: Building a Post-Pandemic World of Work with Social Justice

26 January

Book Launch: "Decent Work or Decent Income: 'Corona Crisis' Experiences"



8-16 November

2nd GLU Alumni Regional Workshop in Africa

“Building Capacities in Trade Union Online Education and Global Exchange on Post Corona Policy Responses”


17 November

18.00 (CET)

ICDD Talk: Women in Agriculture in Pakistan

Speaker: Dr. Saira Akhtar


08 September

14.00 (CET)

Vir­tu­al Book Launch: The Phantom of Upgrading in Agricultural Supply Chains

29 AprilOnline discussion with Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer about German Supply Chain ActOnline
29 April

Debate "Will the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) reshape the global economy and world order in the coming post-COVID-19 world?"

Watch the recording

Daniel Drache, York University, Canada
Xing Li, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark
Adam T. Kingsmith, Ryerson University/York University, Canada

Chair: Clara Baumann, Max Planck Institute/Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Discussant: Xiao Alvin Yang, Universität Kassel, Germany

30 March

Online roundtable on "Defining Authoritarianism"


3-5 March

GLU online event: Migration and Trade UnionsOnline
9 Feb

Debating Capitalisms in Asia

Speakers: Alexander Chen (University of Copenhagen), and Anil Shah (University of Kassel)

Moderator: Xiao Alvin Yang (University of Kassel/York University)

19 Jan

Digital workshop discussion: 'Cold War 2.0? What the Conflict between China and the US means for Europe?'

Speaker: Dr. Peter Walkenhorst (Bertelsmann Stiftung, Senior Project Manager Program Germany and Asia)

29 OctPublic Talk: The Brazilian Transition - State Formation and Capitalist DevelopmentKassel, Germany (Hybrid format)
22 OctPublic Talk: Harvesting consent: South Asian tea plantation workers' experience of Fairtrade certificationKassel, Germany (Hybrid format)
24-25 SepLPG Thesis DefenseKassel, Germany
16-17 JulySymposium - Shadow BankingHannover, Germany
15-19 June

International Kassel Summer School

(cancelled due to Coronavirus)

Hofgeismar, Germany
25-29 May

GPED and ESI Excursion to Brussels and Geneva

(cancelled due to Coronavirus)

Brussels and Geneva
09 May - 01 Jul

ESI Summer School

(cancelled due to Coronavirus)

Kassel, Germany
02-04 Apr

GLU Migration Workshop

(cancelled due to Coronavirus)

South Africa
29 Mar - 01 Apr

LPG Excursion to Geneva

(cancelled due to Coronavirus)

Geneva, Switzerland
27-29 Feb

GAPS Conference

(cancelled due to Coronavirus)

17 FebPublic Talk with Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer: German Experience of Exports and Value ChainsPakistan
17 FebPublic Talk with Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer: Surplus Labor: Challenges to a Decent Work AgendaPakistan
30 Jan

Breakfast Talk: Decent Work or Decent Finance? The Contradictions of Finance and Development

Anil Shah (ICDD, University of Kassel)

Kassel, ICDD
17 JanWorkshop: Labour Markets and Syrian RefugeesKassel, ICDD