On Friday, 21 July 2023, Natalia Zakharchenko (ESR 11) and her supervisor Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn held a presentation at the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Under the general theme of the event “Socio-Economics in a Transitioning World: Breaking Lines and Alternative Paradigms for a New World Order,” the ADAPTED participants discussed the potency and challenges in operationalizing the principle of accountability in human rights from a legal perspective. The panel was convened by Zophia Edwards (John Hopkins University) and Jason Jackson (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and proposed to take stock of the recent critical turns and their implications for the study of development.
The conference was hosted by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and included featured events and speakers such as Prof. Naila Kabeer (London School of Economics) discussing feminist economics, Prof. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (University of Massachusetts Amherst) speaking on relational inequalities, or Prof. Thea Riofrancos (Providence College) scrutinizing green capitalism. Lively discussions on some of the most pressing issues in socio-economics stimulated knowledge exchange and production rooted in different disciplines, geographies, and schools of thought.