reesej1

About reesej1

I am an MSc student in Politics and Communications at the LSE and also work part time for research centre LSE Cities. I currently live in Lambeth, London but am originally from the countryside in Buckinghamshire. In my spare time I enjoy reading political biographies, baking and cooking, cycling, travelling when I can and exploring new places in London.

Inequality in Mexico and How to Address It

MSc student Erica Belcher provides an overview of the LSE Mexico Week 2017 launch event on ‘Inequality in Mexico and How to Address It’, which took place on Monday 6 March. Listen to the podcast recording.

Income inequality is no new news for Mexico. In fact, the words of Alexander von Humboldt (1811) ring as true today as they did […]

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    Truth for Giulio Regeni!: Tragedy, Complex Complicity and the Pursuit of Effective Transnational Advocacy

Truth for Giulio Regeni!: Tragedy, Complex Complicity and the Pursuit of Effective Transnational Advocacy

MSc student Cazadira Fediva Tamzil reflects on the ‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational Activism & Human Rights Violations in Egypt’ LSE Department of Government event, which took place on Thursday 2 March 2017. Listen to the podcast recording.

On Thursday 2 March 2017 the LSE Department of Government Collective Action Forum hosted a ground-breaking event entitled ‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational […]

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    ‘Distinctive, dynamic, illuminating and challenging’ : Emma Jones-Phillipson on her Parliamentary Internship

‘Distinctive, dynamic, illuminating and challenging’ : Emma Jones-Phillipson on her Parliamentary Internship

MSc student Emma Jones-Phillipson is currently a Parliamentary Intern for Baroness Shas Sheehan and provides us with an insight into her experience working in the House of Lords.

My interview for my internship was one of the most intimidating experiences of my time in London (so far). This was not due to a severe interviewer or an intense line of questioning […]

Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War

MSc student Bryan Mutiso provides a comprehensive review of the ‘Nations Torn Asunder’ LSE Literary Festival event, which took place on Thursday 23 February 2017.

The question of what makes civil wars so attractive, in the context of the supposed change in the nature of warfare post-WWII, was lucidly discussed at the LSE Literary Festival event ‘Nations Torn Asunder’.

Bill Kissane, […]

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    The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society

The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society

2nd year undergraduate student Yllka Krasniqi tells us about her experience as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador and encourages other students at LSE to get involved in volunteering.

What motivated you to sign up as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador?

I was motivated to sign up to be an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador as I believe that everyone can play […]

Was Brexit a Populist Revolution?

MSc Public Policy and Administration student Hassan Burke reflects on the ‘Was Brexit a Populist Revolution?’ LSE Literary Festival 2017 event, which took place on Tuesday 21 February.
Listen to the podcast recording of the event.

The political upheaval experienced the world over in recent months and years is surely, at this point, old news. Political turmoil may just be the […]

The justice of art at South Africa’s Constitutional Court

Dr Eliza Garnsey, who recently presented her work at the LSE Department of Government Conflict Research Group seminar on Thursday 23 February, outlines the importance of art in the constitutional Court of South Africa. Dr Denisa Kostovicova, one of the organisers of the Conflict Research Group seminar has been awarded funding for a ground-breaking collaborative research project, ‘Art and […]

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    How Do Western Democracies Cope with the Challenge of Diversity?

How Do Western Democracies Cope with the Challenge of Diversity?

MSc student Pia Morar reviews the recent Department of Government public lecture, held in memory of Anthony Smith, at LSE on Thursday 9 February 2017 with speaker Professor Sammy Smooha. Listen to the podcast recording of the event.

How Do Western Democracies Cope with the Challenge of Diversity?

On Thursday 9 February, the first of a series of lectures in memory of Anthony Smith was […]

Women’s March on London: The Importance of Sister Marches

Ali Cirone, LSE Fellow in Political Economy in the Department of Government, reflects on the Women’s March on London which took place on the 21 January 2017.

The United Kingdom is known for being gloomy in winter, yet recently London has seen bursts of colour from an atypical source — protest signs. On January 21th, 2017, thousands of individuals participated […]

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    Professor William G. Howell’s “Thinking about the Trump Presidency”

Professor William G. Howell’s “Thinking about the Trump Presidency”

 

MSc student Karen Lugo Londoño explores the questions raised at the recent Department of Government ‘Thinking about the Trump presidency’ public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 17 January with speaker Professor Will Howell. Listen to the podcast recording of the event.

Ruminating on the Trump presidency can be both a frustrating and frightening exercise. The discourse that characterised President Trump’s […]