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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Reflecting on the demise of DfID

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Reflecting on the demise of DfID

On Friday 4 December Clare Short gave an online lecture, ‘Reflecting on the demise of DfID’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Clare Short served as a Labour MP from 1983-2010 and in 1997 was appointed Secretary of State for International Development and oversaw the transformation of the previous Agency into the independent Department for […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

On Friday 27 November, Professor Nora Lustig gave an online lecture, ‘Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and the founding Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Why Development and Transformative Social Policy Matter: Lessons of COVID-19 in Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Why Development and Transformative Social Policy Matter: Lessons of COVID-19 in Africa

On Friday 20 November Professor Jimi Adesina gave an online lecture, ‘Why Development and Transformative Social Policy Matter: Lessons of COVID-19 in Africa’ in honour of Professor Thandika Mkandawire and as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Jimi Adesina is professor and the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the College of Graduate Studies, University of […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World

On Friday 13 November, Professor Branko Milanovic gave an online lecture, ‘Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Branko Milanovic is a visiting presidential professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a senior scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality. Read more about […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Panel on China in Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Panel on China in Africa

On Friday 30 October, guest lecturers Deborah Brautigam, Folashade Soule-Kohndou and Shirley Ze Yu delivered an online lecture on “China in Africa” as part of the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Otobong Mmah tells us what she took away from the lecture.

You can watch the guest lecture back on YouTube.  

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage

On Friday 23 October, Professor Saleemul Huq delivered an online lecture on “Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage”, as part of the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Saleemul Huq  is the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh, and is an expert on the links between climate change and […]

Podcast: Overcoming Boko Haram with Dr Kate Meagher

Listen to the public lecture celebrating the launch of Overcoming Boko Haram: Faith, Society & Islamic Radicalization in Northern Nigeria, a book edited by Abdul Raufu Mustapha and Kate Meagher. 

Overcoming Boko Haram looks beyond the details of the insurgency to examine the wider social and political processes that explain why Boko Haram emerged when and where it did, and […]

Deepak Nayyar on Asian Economic Transformation

On Wednesday 4 March, we invited Deepak Nayyar, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, to come to LSE to talk about Asia’s economic transformation over the last fifty years (listen again). International Development students Wingyan and Noman tell us what they took away from the lecture. 

I was skeptical about a talk that attempts to review decades of Asian development in 90 […]

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    From Negotiation to Action: The science and politics of climate change

From Negotiation to Action: The science and politics of climate change

MSc Development Management student, Michelle Nazareth, reflects on a Cutting Edge Issues in Development guest lecture from Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, and, the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, about the science and politics of climate change.

The last lecture in the cutting- edge series […]

Why systems thinking changes how we think about development

MSc Anthropology and Development Management student, Cecilia Antonini, reflects on a Cutting Edge in Development guest lecture from Owen Barder, Chief Executive of Precision Agriculture for Development, about Complex Adaptive Systems in international development.

The CEO of Precision Agriculture for Development, Owen Barder, came to the LSE to talk about System Thinking. Throughout the lecture, his “Citizens of Europe” t-shirt was […]