UPDATED 1/09/08: There will be 2 pre-conference training sessions this year. Pre-conference training sessions are designed to provide basic background information to people who may not be wholly familiar with the topic, and to refresh the memory of others. This year we have two high profile speakers giving the pre-conference training, and their lectures will be posted on the HDCA website for others to enjoy.
10 Sept 3:30pm: Frances Stewart, Human Development. Frances is the incoming President of the HDCA, and this lecture will be a good background on the history and distinctive lens of human development.
10 Sept 5:30pm: Martha Nussbaum, The Capabilities Approach. Martha was President of HDCA 2006-2008, and, with Amartya Sen, has been a leader in developing the capability approach.
Both sessions will be held in the Indian Islamic Cultural Centre, 87-88 Lodhi Gardens. Participation is free for all registered participants of the HDCA conferences.