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Antigua and Barbuda at the US climate summit

MSc Development Studies alum, Alejandra Padin-Dujon, analyses the key points in an address by Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, at the US Summit of 40 Leaders on Climate Change, 22-23 April 2021. This article first appeared in Ale in Antigua.

Two Caribbean heads of state were invited to U.S. President Joe Biden’s “Summit of 40 Leaders” on April 22-23, 2021. […]

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    Key takeaways from DESTIN’s career networking event series

Key takeaways from DESTIN’s career networking event series

For ID Careers Month (12-30 April 2021), DESTIN Society organised a series of six virtual career networking events where students in the department had the chance to hear from professionals working in different areas of the Development sector. MSc Development Management student and DESTIN Society committee member Serene Habbal writes about her experience organising and attending the networking events […]

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    Book review: Planet on Fire: A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown by Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Book review: Planet on Fire: A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown by Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton

MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation candidate, Flora Parkin reviews Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton new book, Planet on Fire: A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown, which encourages the reader to reimagine an economy that can foster a healthy and flourishing environment for all. 

As marine species leave warming equatorial waters, and German insect populations plummet by 78%, not even the Earth’s […]

In their own words: African women speak

In this article introducing a new book on African women, first published on roape.net, LSE ID Alum Zainab Haruna argues that the collection is the first attempt to chronicle the diverse perspectives and experiences of African women on the topics of gender equality and feminism. Haruna asks, what does liberation for the African woman look like?

In discussing feminist ideals, African […]

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    How LSE Generate helped us develop our socially driven venture

How LSE Generate helped us develop our socially driven venture

LSE ID alum and LSE Generate finalists, Lucy Lu tells us about how the in-house innovation accelerator helps support student and alumni entrepreneurship and provides funding for their socially driven ventures. 

My name is Lucy Lu and I am the co-founder and CEO of the RE: Project  a career development and mentorship community for students, graduates, and young professionals working in social science-related fields, offering personalised […]

Sharing the experience of a PhD candidate at LSE ID

In a post for ID Careers Month 2021 (12-30-April), PhD student in the Department Eduardo Mercadante shares insight into his experience so far of pursuing an academic career in International Development.

When I decided to join the Economics of Innovation Research Group instead of doing internships at companies, two years into my undergraduate course, it was due to a feeling that I wanted to be a researcher. As sure as I might have sounded back then, […]

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    Entrepreneurship: An interview with Margarita Andrade and Farida El Kalagy

Entrepreneurship: An interview with Margarita Andrade and Farida El Kalagy

In the third episode of the Can You Hear Us podcast series, we introduce our second theme – Having it All – through the distinct lens of women of colour in entrepreneurship. To do so we present Margarita Anddrade, Co-founder of Malaika Linens and Threads of Hope Cairo, alongside LSE alumnus Fardida El Kalagy, Threads of Hope’s Sustainability and […]

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    How does privilege in policymaking affect inequalities in Nigeria?

How does privilege in policymaking affect inequalities in Nigeria?

Finance and public policy consultant and MSc in Public Policy alum Toluwalola Kasali argues that in pursuit of a fairer and just society, Nigeria must improve shared prosperity and leave no one behind.

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a public health, labour, and economic crisis that reinforces socio-economic and political inequalities because it exacerbates pre-existing issues that disproportionately affect the poor […]

Digital projects from the ID community

The Department of International Development is a community of students, staff and alumni who are dedicated to a diverse range of research interests and social causes. Many people connected to ID have digital projects where they write about these interests, share knowledge, encourage discussion and platform critical issues and social movements. Below is a selection of the excellent blogs, websites, podcasts, social media accounts and other digital projects run […]

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    Before the spark: A political account of fires in migrant settlements

Before the spark: A political account of fires in migrant settlements

In this article, MSc candidate in International Migration and Public Policy, Sarah Doyel unpacks the ways in which the lack of planning in refugee settlements leads to crises such as fires, and constitutes a form of violent inaction that curtails the possibility of long-term solutions to humanitarian issues in refugee response.

Fires in migrant settlements have appeared repeatedly in headlines throughout […]