What is the future of aid? What does an inclusive Global Value Chain look like? Who drives climate-relevant policies in the rising powers?

These are some of the questions that will be answered over the period of two terms in the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice series. The Visiting Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of International Development, introduces postgraduate students to pressing issues in the field of International Development and engages them in discourses that affect decision making in the professional world.

Guests will include: Kevin Watkins (Save the Children), Lorenzo Cotula (iied), Claire Hutchings (Oxfam GB), Rory Stewart (DfID), Jack Newnham (PwC) and Clare Short (Secretary of State for International Development, 1997-2003), to name a few.

The lecture series is open to all LSE students interested in International Development, and will run through both Michaelmas and Lent Term every Friday from 4-6pm in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre. You can also see more detailed information about each event on the CareerHub listings via the IDEP webpage. There is no pre-registration required for the lectures, although for popular events, priority will be given to International Development students.

The lectures will usually be followed by informal networking drinks at a pub on campus!

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