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    Humanitarian space and the deaths of U.N. workers in the Congo

Humanitarian space and the deaths of U.N. workers in the Congo

Amanda Schwartz, MSc Development Studies alumni and co-founder of  The Ring Project, considers the recent murders of two UN experts in Congo and the implications on humanitarian space in context of the worsening political situation within the region.

The New York Times ran an article on May 20th, 2017 titled For 2 Experts Killed in Congo, U.N. Provided Little Training […]

Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace

Time: Monday 20 March, 12.30-2pm
Venue: NAB 1.04, The London School of Economics
Speaker: Professor Richard Falk
Discussants: Chris Doyle
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor

Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine (2008-2014), has dedicated much of his life to the study of the Israel/Palestine conflict. His book Palestine’s Horizon explores the intricacies and interconnections of the history and politics of Israel/Palestine. After enduring years of […]

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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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    Visiting Professor Kevin Watkins Appointed Chief Executive of Save The Children UK

Visiting Professor Kevin Watkins Appointed Chief Executive of Save The Children UK

Kevin Watkins, one of the world’s leading thinkers on international development, has been appointed Chief Executive of Save the Children UK.

He will take up his position on the 28th September.

Kevin joins Save the Children after a three-year term as the Executive Director of the influential UK think tank, the Overseas Development Institute.

Prior to this, his 30 year career has […]

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    The Challenge of Thinking and Working Politically to reform public services

The Challenge of Thinking and Working Politically to reform public services

In this post LSE Research Fellow Dr Pritish Behuria reviews the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Global Centre for Public Service Excellence 3-day Conference, that was held in Singapore last month (April 2016) 

Between 12 and 14 April 2016, The UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) held a conference in Singapore on the subject of Political Settlements and Public Service Performance. […]

Paris: A Climate Game Changer?

With the UN climate change conference in Paris getting underway this week, the International Development department are keeping a close eye on the talks. Climate change is a big issue in Development so over the next couple of weeks members of the department will be giving us their views. We start by hearing from Claudia Melim-McLeod, an International Development Visiting […]

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    What the Ebola Crisis Means for the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals

What the Ebola Crisis Means for the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals

By Shalini Unnikrishnan and Juliet Bedford The adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will likely have the same galvanising effect as the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 15 years ago. They will focus the world’s attention on the great economic, social, and humanitarian needs of our time. If we face a major health crisis on […]

Demographer Dyson in demand ahead of World Population Day

Tim Dyson, Professor in Population and Development, has become a popular frame of reference recently ahead of World Population Day, which fell on Saturday 11 July. The global population, which stood at about one billion by the year 1800, has been rising exponentially. Rapid growth in the last century means that more than seven billion people now occupy the Earth. […]

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    Birth control can solve problems: Tim Dyson talks sustainability at the UN Commission

Birth control can solve problems: Tim Dyson talks sustainability at the UN Commission

Access to birth control could improve health and urban growth issues in the world’s least demographically developed countries, Tim Dyson told the UN Commission in New York.

Professor Dyson’s keynote address formed part of the opening of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, which took place in New York  on 13 April 2015.

“I’m not here to be […]

Student Experience: the IDHE Trip to Geneva 2014

Post by MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Rebecca Brooks.  In March this year, 34 students studying for the MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies travelled to Geneva to visit various humanitarian organisations. Trekking across the beautiful city, we attended meetings at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the […]