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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States

On Friday 26 October, the UK Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice, Rory Stewart, gave a lecture on “The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States” for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Two International Development students wrote about the lecture for us.

In Afghanistan “we were facing a disaster situation: poverty, disease, lack of […]

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 […]

Doughnut Economics: Towards an economic makeover

On Thursday 23 November 2017, the Department of International Development hosted Kate Raworth to talk about her best selling book Doughnut Economics. Kate captivated the audience by using story telling, dramatic images and humour in a bid to challenge what we know about economics. Professor in Economics, Oriana Bandiera, discussed the book whilst Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, chaired the event. 

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    Reflections on LSE Refugee’s Week’s Panel Discussion: The UK’s Response

Reflections on LSE Refugee’s Week’s Panel Discussion: The UK’s Response

Earlier this year, students from LSE SU STAR and the UN Societies came together to organize LSE Refugee Week 2017 which ran from the 6th to the 9th of February. With funding from the LSE Annual Fund, the aim of the week was to ‘explore the ‘untold stories’ of Refugees and provide an innovative perspective, one that goes beyond […]

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    Thomas Piketty on inequality in developing countries – Duncan Green

Thomas Piketty on inequality in developing countries – Duncan Green

I heard econ rock star Thomas Piketty speak for the first time last week – hugely enjoyable. The occasion was the annual conference of the LSE’s new International Inequalities Institute, with Piketty headlining. He was brilliant: original and funny, riffing off traditional France v Britain tensions, and reeling off memorable one liners: ‘meritocracy is a myth invented by winners’; […]

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    Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Journalists and statisticians are trying to determine if opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama was cheated out of the presidency, or if he is just a bad loser, write Joseph Hanlon and Johan Ahlback.
Mozambique is usually cited as one of Africa’s post-conflict success stories. The civil war ended in 1992 and Renamo’s guerrilla force was transformed into the opposition in parliament. […]

March 9th, 2016|Events, Featured|0 Comments|

EVENT: Giles Duley: One Second of Light, 3 February 6.30pm

On Wednesday 3 February Humanitarian Photographer Giles Duley will be speaking at the LSE at a Public Lecture co-hosted by the Department of International Development and EMERGENCY UK. In his talk he will be introducing his latest book One Second of Light, which covers his work on the effects of conflict and humanitarian disaster over the last decade. Here he […]

January 26th, 2016|Events, Featured|1 Comment|
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    How assets + training can transform the lives of ultra-poor women: new evidence from Bangladesh – Duncan Green

How assets + training can transform the lives of ultra-poor women: new evidence from Bangladesh – Duncan Green

People are often very rude about ‘big push’ approaches to development – the idea that you can kickstart a country. The approach has been pioneered by Bangladeshi development organisation BRAC, which aims to help households escape extreme poverty by supporting women to set up their own small businesses. BRAC provides both assets and skills training for some of the poorest […]

Book Launch: Is Decentralization Good for Development?

This Wednesday (2 December) we’re launching a new book “Is Decentralization Good for Development?” at the LSE (6:30pm, Hong Kong Theatre). This is a public panel discussion so all interested are warmly invited to join!

Ahead of this the book’s author Professor Jean-Paul Faguet gives us a preview of the argument put forward in the book.

Over the past few weeks, many people have […]

November 30th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
  • Professor Alcinda Honwana, Visiting Professor of International Development, Open University (Photo Credit: audioBoom)
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    Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Ahead of her upcoming public lecture on Wednesday 18 November, Alcinda Honwana explains the Congolese slogan that forms part of her title: “‘Enough!’ – Will Youth Protests Drive Political Change in Africa?”. First published on Africa at LSE.

Huge student demonstrations in South Africa in October 2015 were officially about university tuition fees, but were actually about the failure […]

November 12th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|