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    Multi and Interdisciplinarity in International Development: Student experiences and perspectives

Multi and Interdisciplinarity in International Development: Student experiences and perspectives

Geoff Goodwin tells us about his findings from a research project he conducted on International Development students about how they perceive and navigate multi and interdisciplinarity.

As a field of study, international development combines multiple disciplines, including economics, politics, sociology, anthropology and geography, and various methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches.

Within this contested space, there is considerable disagreement about how disciplines […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Role of the Private Sector in Development

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Role of the Private Sector in Development

On Friday, 15 March, Laura Kelly of the International Institute for Environment and Development came to the LSE to talk about the role of the private sector in development for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read more about what students took away from her lecture here.

“Saving our planet, lifting our people out of […]

UNSCR 1325: Time to move from letter to spirit

Following recent celebrations for International Women’s Day 2019, Anushna Jha, Valerie Gebhard and Youmna Cham outline the main achievements and shortcomings of the Women, Peace and Security Resolution 1325.

Having recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2019, we reflect on the political participation of women, particularly in conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes over the years. The landmark resolution of the United […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Lauren Culbertson

For this week’s ID Weekly Spotlight, Student Media Ambassador Rachel Epstein talked to MSc Health and International Development student, Lauren Culbertson. Read about their chat here.

Lauren’s huge smile greets me even before the smell of fresh-brewed Americanos. We’re at Hej, a coffee shop in Bermondsey popular with yuppies, small-dog owners, and brunch-as-a-food-group types. It’s a joint where avocado toast […]

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    Fighting Poverty by Incentivising Quality: working with smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda

Fighting Poverty by Incentivising Quality: working with smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda

Department alum Shakeel Padamsey, tells us about the social business they co-founded with his wife and ID fellow alumnus Micheal Mugisha, which aims to develop the potential of the speciality coffee industry in Eastern Uganda.

Speciality coffee, renowned for exceptional flavours, traceable origin and higher price, offers a viable business opportunity that is socially and environmentally beneficial. Offering better prices to smallholder coffee growers […]

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    Access to quality and equitable education can transform women’s lives

Access to quality and equitable education can transform women’s lives

MSc Social Policy and Development alum, Asmat Kakar, shares with us case studies from two young women from rural Balochistan who managed to transform their lives through accessing education, despite the odds being against them. 

To end poverty in all its forms in Balochistan, efforts must be made to: (1) sustain households escape from chronic poverty over time, and (2) improve services delivery […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Faith and International Development: Beyond Secular Assumptions

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Faith and International Development: Beyond Secular Assumptions

On Friday, 8 March, we welcomed James Walters of the LSE’s Faith Centre for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. He gave a thought-provoking talk on the role of faith in international development. Two of the Department’s students share their thoughts about the lecture.

What feeling do you get when you think about mixing religion […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet John Paulraj

Student Media Ambassador Salena Wang talked to MSc Anthropology and Development student John Paulraj. Read about their chat here.

Having been attending the same DV400 seminar with John for two terms, I am impressed by his academic enthusiasm and the ability to support unique development arguments with concrete empirical evidence at ease. After the most inspiring talk I had with […]

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    International Women’s Day blog: The grit behind the glitch

International Women’s Day blog: The grit behind the glitch

For International Women’s Day, Krista Kartson introduces us to Seyi Akiwowo, Newham’s youngest Councillor and the founder of Glitch, a non-profit startup aimed at ending cyber bullying. 

She speaks with the conviction of a woman who knows what she is talking about—because she lived it. The name of her non-profit, Glitch, refers to the unintended negative consequences that can come with internet […]

London Living: Accommodation in the heart of the city

Are you a current ID offer holder and looking around for accommodation in London? Student Mentorship Ambassador Natasha Glendening shares her experience and gives you some useful tips.

The nicest place I ever lived was in a beautiful Victorian building, metres from the statue that unofficially marks the centre of London, it also happened to be LSE accommodation.

Northumberland House was […]