The Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice series started off with a great first lecture in the new term, given by Erinch Sahan of the World Fair Trade Organisation. During the 90-minute lecture, Erinch discussed the question of whether business can be more than a profit maximiser. In this article, two of the Department’s students share their […]
Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series – New Programme for Lent Term 2019
With the start of the new term, the Department of International Development is back with its Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. This visiting lecture series provides students and guests with invaluable insights into the world of international development.
After a successful programme last term, we have another exciting line-up of guest speakers for our Cutting […]
Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Ebola in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Global and Local Perspectives
On Friday, 7 December, the Department of International Development hosted the last lecture of the term for its Cutting Edge Issues in International Development lecture series. Guest speaker was Prof Melissa Parker of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and she gave a compelling talk on the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of […]
Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Evolution of the Science: Policy and Practice of Adaptation to Climate Change
On Friday, 30 November, Dr Saleemul Huq of the International Institute for Environment and Development and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development gave a talk for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Here’s what two of the Department’s students took away from his lecture.
As this week marks the 10th anniversary of the […]
On Friday, 23 November, Prof Duncan Green of the LSE’s International Development Department and Oxfam discussed his book, How Change Happens, as part of the Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read about his lecture in this blog post, written by two of the Department’s students.
With a decades-long career as an academic and practitioner in the field […]
Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Don’t Panic, Prepare – Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age
On 16 November, Stefan Dercon from Oxford University gave a lecture on “Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age” for the ID Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read about what two of the Department’s students took away from his lecture.
The fourth industrial revolution is the buzz-word of the decade. Here we are, living it, breathing […]
At the beginning of this month, a group of Development Management students had the opportunity to spend the weekend at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Park. They not only learned more about the complexity of environmental issues, but also discovered some of the academics’ hidden talents. Ebi Ameli gives an account of the weekend.
After five weeks of what can qualify […]
Just before the start of reading week, Yuen Yuen Ang from the University of Michigan gave a talk about “How China Escaped the Poverty Trap” as part of the ID Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Here’s what two students thought about her lecture.
As a dark, depressing and cold November began to descend on London, the International […]
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 […]
Last weekend, a group of International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies and the Health & International Development students embarked on the Cumberland Lodge trip, organised and accompanied by Professor Stuart Gordon and Professor Ernestina Coast. Jamie Holton shares her experience.
The party – and some pre-party naps – started in the bus ride from LSE to Windsor Great Park. From the moment […]