University of West Indies, St Lucia

In the period 22-24 November 2010, the University of West Indies, St Lucia, Caribbean, jointly organised and hosted WASD’s 8th Sustainability International Conference. The conference theme “Towards Epistemic Sovereignty: (Re)-Thinking Development in a Changing Global Political Economy“. The aim of this multi-disciplinary conference is to encourage a critical examination of the neoliberal approach to development and all that it connotes. More importantly, however, the conference seeks to encourage participants to consider alternative explanations for the Third World problematique of underdevelopment, as a precursor to “constructing a way forward”.