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DESTIN Society Celebrates 10th Annual Industry Dinner

Just before the start of busy Summer Term, students of the International Development Department had the opportunity to attend DESTIN’s annual Industry Dinner, which connects students with professionals from the field of international development. DESTIN’s president, Gabriella Reimer, shares the experience with us.

On April 26, 2019 International Development students, development professionals, and departmental representatives gathered at the Rembrandt hotel […]

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    Extinction Rebellion: student perspectives by Honj Kwon and Eloise O’Carroll

Extinction Rebellion: student perspectives by Honj Kwon and Eloise O’Carroll

Eloïse O’Carroll and Hyeonju Kwon, both MSc Environment and Development candidates, joined the week long climate change protests over Easter in London. They tell us about the cause and their experience with Extinction Rebellion. 

If you were in London over Easter, you probably encountered the activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR). Honj Kwon and Eloise O’Carroll, master’s students in Environment and Development […]

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    Dissecting the link between Female Genital Mutilation and politics in Sierra Leone

Dissecting the link between Female Genital Mutilation and politics in Sierra Leone

MSc African Development candidate, Johanna Horz dissects the link between Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and politics in Sierra Leone, and questions whether the recent nationwide ban on initiation ceremonies can be seen as a milestone for women’s protection?

Becoming a woman in Sierra Leone is near-synonymous to being initiated into the Secret Bondo Society, which 90% of women belong to. This Society provides women […]

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    A new paper from IMF researchers puts industrial policy back in the limelight

A new paper from IMF researchers puts industrial policy back in the limelight

Development Studies alumnus and journalist, Scott Carpenter, summarises and shares his analysis of a new working paper from the IMF which suggests we need a closer look at the industrial policy of the “Asian Miracles”. 

For years, development economists have largely dismissed the most successful development stories of the last century — Korea, Taiwan, a handful of others — as outliers. These countries […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Kealan Finnegan

For this week’s ID Weekly Spotlight, Student Media Ambassador Salena Wang talked to MSc Development Studies student, Kealan Finnegan. Read about their chat here.

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background.

I was born in Bath and have lived there my whole life up until finishing A-levels, in contrast to many people here at LSE who have moved around […]

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    Ecotourism and Neocolonialism: The human cost of wildlife conservation

Ecotourism and Neocolonialism: The human cost of wildlife conservation

Around the world, people, often indigenous, are becoming “conservation refugees” forced to leave their ancestral homelands for the creation of protected areas and wildlife reserves. Through this process of displacement, conservation has created racialised citizens and politicised landscapes. Guest blogger, Arzucan Askin tells us more. 

Indigenous people and conservationists share a vital and mutual goal: to protect and preserve biological […]

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    Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland: looking back

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland: looking back

MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies students: Marina Sbaity, Veronika Filipkova, Alexander Wipfler, and Minan Muhammad-Ahmed, tell us about their recent trip to the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, where they presented their initial findings on the Humanitarian-Peacebuilding Nexus and decision-making based on effective conflict analysis.

As prospective LSE students, the International Development Consultancy Project was one of […]

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    The UK’s Voluntary National Review of the SDGs – how much progress is enough?

The UK’s Voluntary National Review of the SDGs – how much progress is enough?

MSc Environment and Development candidate, Eloise O’Carroll reports on UK’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) which tracks progress made towards the SDGs in the UK and around the world. 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came about in 2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals. As you probably know, they consist of 17 goals with 169 underlying targets. The Global Goals seek to tackle […]

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    The Racial Dimensions Of “Nature”: Environmental Justice and CO2lonialism in Brazil

The Racial Dimensions Of “Nature”: Environmental Justice and CO2lonialism in Brazil

Racial thinking shapes the spaces in which we live and the way we perceive the environment. The concept of “race” is inseparable from contemporary environmental issues and linked to colonial legacies. In Brazil, racial discrimination is deeply intertwined with development and the protection of the Amazon. Guest blogger, Arzucan Askin tells us more. 

The linkages between climate change, colonialism, and capitalism […]

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    A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

Last week, 25 students from the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies and the MSc Health & International Development programmes traded in bustling London for beautiful Geneva. This trip was organized by the student Geneva Trip Committee and accompanied by Professor Stuart Gordon and Student Experience Officer Sarah Neuenschwander. Jamie Holton, co-president of the committee, shares her experience.

If you […]