Events

The Great Development Discussion

On Thursday 22nd March 2018, MSc Development and Anthropology students were encouraged to join, participate and laugh in the Great Development Discussion. Professor Jean-Paul Faguet chaired this showdown between International Development and Anthropology professors. Proudly representing Development was our econometrics guru Dr Diana Weinhold, alongside the infamous Teddy Brett. From Anthropology were Professors Katy Gardner and Laura Bear. Msc Development Management Student Lucy White tells us how the […]

Development student receives two LSE prizes

Congratulations to MSc Development Studies student, Aurelia Streit, who was awarded Best Abstract and LSE Life Prize at the LSE Beveridge Research Festival.

Aurelia’s abstract entitled, “It Was Not Syria But the War That Gave Us Women Rights!” How Forced Displacement Can Be a Catalyst for Women’s Empowerment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, was selected from 90 entries. The judges felt the piece, which […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Globalisation, Development and the Metabolic Rift

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Globalisation, Development and the Metabolic Rift

On Friday 9 February, guest lecturer Dr. Barbara Harriss-White delivered the last lecture in Cutting Edge in Development series on globalisation, development and the Metabolic Rift. MSc Environment and Development student, Kruti Munot (@krutimunot), reflects on the lecture. 

As a student of Environment and Development, I often leave my lectures feeling slightly unsettled. It is difficult to confront the complexities of the environment-development nexus without […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Achieving Prosperity for Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Achieving Prosperity for Africa

On Friday 3 March, Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, delivered a talk on achieving prosperity for Africa. Francesco Giacomini reflects on the lecture. 

It is the end of growth as we know it

Our story starts in Senegal. In 2014, President Macky Sall, declared that Africa is the land of opportunity for investments. He was right. […]

Refugees and Gig Economy Panel Discussion

Organised by Adam Smith International (ASI) and a group of four Msc. Development Management students at the LSE, a panel of international development experts and a gig economy specialist met on 19 February 2018 to discuss a recently published Overseas Development Institute (ODI) report on Syrian refugee women in Jordan. The panel discussion was chaired by LSE Fellow, Dr Tayyab […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Building people’s power: has the development sector helped or hindered?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Building people’s power: has the development sector helped or hindered?

On Friday 23 February, Danny Sriskandarajah (@civicusSG), the Secretary General of CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organisations, delivered a lecture that questioned whether the development sector has helped or hindered civil society. 

Masters students, Lauren Pak reflects on the lecture, whilst David Riveros García relates the discussion back to his own experience. 

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are a direct response to […]

Is it time we challenge richness?

Jovan Johnson, MSc Development Management student, reflects on a recent Beveridge 2.0 public lecture: The Challenge of Richness? Rethinking the Giant of Poverty, and questions whether it’s time we debate wealth and the concept of being rich. 

Could we, at some point, witness the remarkable event of the world’s rich lining streets in protests on ‘why they are being targeted’? They probably […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The role of business in development – how best to enable business to do more

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The role of business in development – how best to enable business to do more

On Friday 16 February, Jack Newnham, director at PwC and lead for their private sector development work, delivered a talk about the role business can play in international development. 

Development Management students, Charis Yeap Khai Leang and Joelle Yeo, both passionate about the potential of the private sector to do good, reflect on the lecture. 

As international development students, we all agree that the private sector […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Leveraging the private sector to achieve development

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Leveraging the private sector to achieve development

On Friday 9 February, Laura Kelly, Head of the Business Engagement Hub at Department for International Development, delivered a talk about leveraging the private sector to achieve development. The talk was part of the Cutting Edge in Development series, hosted by the Department of International Development.

Two graduate students, Sylvia Cesar and Francesco Giacomini, both with very different views of the theme reflect on the talk. 

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Claiming a Stake in Sustainability

Haisley Wert, MSc Development Management candidate, reflects on a recent public lecture from Michael La Cour, Managing Director of IKEA Food Services AB, about  the role and responsibility of corporations in addressing the challenges of the food system. 

Homage embraced the memory of IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, on the Tuesday evening lecture three days after his passing. Though his body had counted 91 years, […]