Mary Kaldor

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    “Inflicted Starvation”: The Link Between Conflict and Famine

“Inflicted Starvation”: The Link Between Conflict and Famine

Haisley Wert, MSc Development Management candidate, reflects on a recent public lecture from Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at The Fletcher School, about his new book, Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine. 

Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine
Hosted by LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Alex de Waal, Executive Director […]

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    Where theory meets practice: Conflict and Humanitarian Response – a student perspective

Where theory meets practice: Conflict and Humanitarian Response – a student perspective

In early June, a number of students from the MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, attended the HPG/LSE Course on Conflict & Humanitarian Response to hear from leading academics and practitioners across the globe talk about some of the most pressing issues in humanitarian policy. One of those in attendance was Myfanwy James, who has shared some of her […]

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    Conflict and Humanitarian Response – The Summer Course at LSE

Conflict and Humanitarian Response – The Summer Course at LSE

As conflicts and crises continue to stretch the humanitarian system, there is a growing need for critical thinking and reflection. As a result, in early July, the International Development department co-hosted, with the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group, a ‘Senior-level Course on Conflict and Humanitarian Response’. The course provided an opportunity for 40 mid-career and senior professionals to learn […]

  • U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles over northern Iraq (Photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, via Gonzalo Alonso: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134160831@N07/18393179544/)
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    Avoid bombs – agriculture, education and good wages needed to defeat Islamic State

Avoid bombs – agriculture, education and good wages needed to defeat Islamic State

The best way to undermine the Islamic State is through state-building, aid, and public economy, says a research paper from LSE’s Department of International Development. Originally posted on Middle East Eye. Dynamic state-building and practical aid, not bombing, would be the most effective ways of combating IS in Syria, two research papers by the London School of Economics have said. […]

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    Security, Interventions, Distance, and Danger: New Publications, August 2015

Security, Interventions, Distance, and Danger: New Publications, August 2015

A number of exciting open access publications have emerged from the Security in Transition team – a research programme which aims to conceptualise and empirically grasp the security gap both as a (perceived) reality and as a social mechanism within global politics. Find out more below!

Distance and Danger
Ruben Andersson and Florian Weigand have written about the vicious cycle of […]

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    Strife Blog Interview: A window into the life and mind of Mary Kaldor

Strife Blog Interview: A window into the life and mind of Mary Kaldor

Mary Kaldor was recently interviewed for ‘Strife’, a dual-format publication from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Current KCL Master’s student Melanie Daugherty asked the questions. [Originally published here.] What shaped your perspective of the world? There were two important things in my background that shaped my intellectual trajectory. One, my mother was very active in the peace […]

Momentous times for democracy in Europe – Mary Kaldor

Below is Mary Kaldor’s speech at the 2015 IBEI graduation ceremony on 22 June 2015, as published this week in openDemocracy. We are living through momentous times when both ideas – democracy and Europe – are at stake. I want to argue that the future of Europe and the future of democracy are inextricably linked and that this matters not […]

Subterranean Politics in Europe after the Greek Elections

Watch Professor Mary Kaldor discuss activism, Europe and the aftermath of the Greek elections with Ludovica Rogers and Hara Kouki. The conversation was organised by LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit in collaboration with Euro Crisis in the Press and with funding from the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE).

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    Mary Kaldor: Second Generation Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention

Mary Kaldor: Second Generation Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention

Professor Mary Kaldor will give a lecture on Second Generation Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention as part of a joint public lecture series on Global Interventions held by the interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Global Studies and the Conflict Research Group of the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University.

All lectures take place at Ghent University. The lectures are in English.

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What are we reading in 2015?

With Islam so much in the news, in 2014 I read two books on the subject. The first, just called ‘Islam’, was written by Alfred Guillaume and published by Penguin Books in 1954. I picked it up in a second hand bookshop for £3. It is an excellent read – all the more telling because it was written about sixty years […]