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    An experiment in participatory blogging on Ebola in Sierra Leone

An experiment in participatory blogging on Ebola in Sierra Leone

Professor in Practice Duncan Green interviews Professor Tim Allen and Melissa Parker to find out how and why they published a blog post ‘co-authored’ by the people of Mathiane, an Ebola affected village in Sierra Leone. 

Anthropologists do things differently, including blogging. My attention was piqued by Tim Allen’s reply to a commenter on his recent post (with Melissa Parker) on Ebola in Sierra Leone, in which he casually […]

We need to know more about Africa – Africa at LSE

In a post originally written for the Africa at LSE blog, Professor Tim Allen, inaugural Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa made possible through a generous gift from Firoz Lalji through the Lalji Family Foundation, highlights the inadequate amount of rigorous and independent research being done on Africa and calls for institutions in the Global North to increase […]

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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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    Africa at LSE: Inaugural LSE PfAL Forum takes place in Kampala in January 2016

Africa at LSE: Inaugural LSE PfAL Forum takes place in Kampala in January 2016

Youth empowerment and promoting African intellectualism will be the subjects under discussion at the inaugural LSE PfAL Forum which takes place in Kampala, Uganda on 14 and 15 January 2016.

The PfAL Forum 2016 – which will be opened by Professor Tim Allen, Director of the new LSE Africa Centre – is a two-day event bringing together the members of the LSE […]

Welcome to the LSE. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

The Department of International Development extends a very warm welcome to our incoming students. We’re delighted that you’ve joined us. Whether you’ve arrived fresh from your first degree or as a mid-career professional, you’ve been offered a highly coveted place here because you have demonstrated the capabilities that will allow you to thrive and to benefit from our rigorous MSc […]

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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 […]

Justice in the world’s most difficult places – JSRP

Dr Anna Macdonald introduces the Justice and Security Research Programme’s newly published Special Issue on the local realities of law and justice. Reposted from the JSRP. How people living in the world’s most difficult places – the poorest, most politically fragile and conflict-affected environments – seek redress, justice and social order is important both for them and for the world […]

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Get on the Ground: Tim Allen on the importance of fieldwork

In the following interview, published last year in The Economist, Tim Allen talks about the importance of fieldwork, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and combatting ignorance in the international community. You are passionate about the importance of fieldwork in international development. Yes. Once a year I try to spend some months in the field in African villages. In the past […]

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    “Child sacrifice is pervasive!?” Tim Allen tackles the BBC on Uganda

“Child sacrifice is pervasive!?” Tim Allen tackles the BBC on Uganda

In 2010, Professor Tim Allen attacked the BBC’s “misleading” and “misinformed” coverage of Uganda in a Newsnight documentary. Kris Gulati revisits the battle between anthropologists and public broadcasters. [Part of the documentary is also available to watch here] In 2010, the BBC released this documentary claiming that child sacrifice was widespread throughout Uganda. It created uproar among British anthropologists from […]

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 […]