Student Experience

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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    Staying Connected: the International Development Department during COVID-19

Staying Connected: the International Development Department during COVID-19

MSc Health and International Development candidate and Student Ambassador, Jasmine Birmingham writes about her perspective on the Department’s response to COVID-19 during the 2020/21 academic year.

The pandemic has taken both students and staff on a turbulent journey throughout the 2020/21 academic year. However, this hasn’t stopped us from being social and building our networks. In the Michaelmas term we […]

Impact.ivists: Learn. Discuss. Act.

The Impact.ivist Instagram account was started by a group of student activists who came together after taking Duncan Green’s class on Advocacy,  Campaigning and Grassroots Activism (DV455). In this blog post, MSc Development Management student Sofia Kellogg provides an insight into the initiative and speaks to her co-founders about the project.

On social media, we are bombarded by different content […]

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    Colourism: An interview with Beatriz Cantada and Natalie Petit

Colourism: An interview with Beatriz Cantada and Natalie Petit

In the second episode of Can You Hear Us?, the CYHU team takes a step back to critically tackle a system of oppression embedded within the identity politics of many women of colour in some shape or form: Colourism.

Inspired by current events and Professor Akousa Adomako Ampofos Cutting Edge lecture on decolonizing academia, we welcome two guests all the […]

Meet our 2021 Student Ambassadors

Meet our nine new Student Ambassadors: Alejandra, Amy, Divya, Emelie, Isabella, Jasmine, Johana, Sharanya and Sofia, who will provide mentorship to incoming students for the new 2021/22 academic year. You can reach out to our Ambassadors via our intdev.mentors@lse.ac.uk email account. To contact an Ambassador directly, please add the Ambassador’s name in the subject of the email:

Full name: Alejandra Finotto Villena

Programme: MSc Development Management

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    Book review: Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Mariana Mazzucato

Book review: Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Mariana Mazzucato

MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation candidate, Flora Parkin reviews Mariana Mazzucato’s new book, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, and questions whether it goes far enough to tackle the worsening global climate crisis. 

Don’t forget to join us for the live stream of Mariana Mazzucato’s guest lecture tomorrow from 4pm. You can tune in via our YouTube channel. 

As the UK prepares to […]

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    Turning corners or cutting them? The Biden administration is failing forced migrants

Turning corners or cutting them? The Biden administration is failing forced migrants

MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Madison O’Toole Miszewski, analyses the Biden presidency so far and issues in current US immigration policy. 

The Biden Administration won an election based on a set of progressive promises to ‘heal the soul’ of the American public. However, his first 100 days in the White House is showing how performative these promises may […]

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    Can You Hear Us?: Why WoCo? An Interview with Mirabella Pulido

Can You Hear Us?: Why WoCo? An Interview with Mirabella Pulido

In this first episode, the Can You Hear Us? (CYHU) team introduces themselves and their first theme: Sense of Place. They interview the founder of the LSE’s first association for Women of Colour in Consulting (WoCo): Mirabella Pulido. They discuss the reason behind the creation of WoCo, the importance of creating such a space in today’s world and what […]

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    Techmanitarianism, in the name of development: Adding to Taylor and Broeders’ datafication discourse

Techmanitarianism, in the name of development: Adding to Taylor and Broeders’ datafication discourse

In this article, Boluwatife Ajibola lends support to what he calls techmanitarianism – the prioritisation of ethical standards and humane concerns in big data-gathering undertakings. Insights are drawn from his review of a paper by Linnet Taylor and Dennis Broeders – In the name of Development: Power, profit and the datafication of the global South.

Majestic as his name sounds […]