Alumni

Limited liability… But Only for a Limited Few

Our students go on to a wide range of careers. Some work for NGOs, private companies or governments, others like MSc Development Studies Alumnus Kartik Misra undertake further study. Kartik is PhD candidate at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is researching the crisis of Indian agriculture. In this post he gives us an insight into some of the work he’s been doing.
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  • Aya Chebbi quote Bond Conference 2016
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    “Speak to us, not about us”: social media and international development

“Speak to us, not about us”: social media and international development

Last month members of the LSE DESTIN Society attended the 2016 Bond Conference to hear speakers from across the globe talk about some of the most pressing issues in international development. One of those in attendance was MSc Development Studies student Meredith MacKenzie, who has shared some of her thoughts with us on one of the topics covered, development and social […]

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    Aid agency ex-staff are a huge wasted asset – Duncan Green on the value of alumni

Aid agency ex-staff are a huge wasted asset – Duncan Green on the value of alumni

I regularly hear from friends who have been cold called by their old university, seeking to extract money from them for the alma mater (apparently hungry current students are particularly convincing). That got me thinking – how come aid organizations don’t do more with their alumni? (Originally published on From Poverty to Power.) Because Exfam staff (as we call them) […]

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    Been there – done that! The amazing things that transparency advocates can learn from architects

Been there – done that! The amazing things that transparency advocates can learn from architects

Dieter Zinnbauer received his PhD from DESTIN in 2003, and now works on new issues for Transparency International and blogs at ambient-accountability.org. 2015: Transparency is widely recognised as a cornerstone of good, accountable government and the practice of transparency today is alive and strong: we are deploying the cutting-edge of technology, we have a formidable infrastructure for policy advocacy, we […]

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    The chance to get it right: Africa’s opportunity to truly benefit from mining investment

The chance to get it right: Africa’s opportunity to truly benefit from mining investment

Former Development Studies student, Jeff Geipel, now Venture Lead for Mining Shared Value, Engineers Without Borders Canada, talks about the importance of the Mining on Top: Africa Summit taking place in London this week from June 24-26. [See original PDF here.] The picture of mining investment in Africa has changed a great deal since the end of the 2000s commodity […]

Trio of Professorial Runners Triumph

The Department of International Development would like to congratulate its trio of Professorial runners on a set of magnificent achievements. Professor Jude Howell completed the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 12th April. Her run, in aid of Breast Cancer Care, took just under six hours in blazing sunshine on the south coast. Professor Tim Allen then completed his tenth consecutive London […]

Student Experience: Surabhi Mall, MSc Development Management 2012/13

I am a graduate from the LSE MSc Development Management course (2012-13). I’m not sure how to best showcase to you this eventful, enriching, stressful and dynamic year of my life in less than 500 words. The course has given me a glimpse of the multitude social sectors that exist, theoretical models, current and dominant school of thoughts as well […]

Graduate of the MSc in Development Management named President & CEO of Amigos de las Américas, a major international NGO based in Houston, Texas

Sara Nathan (née Lamson), a graduate of the MSc in Development Management, has been named President & CEO of Amigos de las Américas, a major international NGO based in Houston, Texas.  Amigos’ official announcement follows below.  As always, we are delighted with the heights that our graduates scale after leaving the LSE, and proud of their work driving development forward […]

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International Development Graduates in The New York Times

‘Investing in a Future for Asia’s Young Women’

SINGAPORE — Mari Sawai and Mario Ferro, who graduated in 2009 from the Masters in Development program of the London School of Economics, founded Wedu last year, a program to help women in Southeast Asia gain access to higher education through microfinancing, mentorship and counseling.

Read the full article here.

 

ID graduates reunite in Myanmar

Dr Tim Forsyth Reader in Environment and Development, LSE Where do ID graduates work after the LSE? Tom Berliner and Bart Roberston have chosen Myanmar. After years of political and economic isolation, Myanmar—previously called Burma—is opening to international investment. Before Myanmar, they took very different paths. Tom, a Londoner, took a first degree in History. He knew he wanted to work […]