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    Citing Africa, Season 2: knowledge and technology in shaping economic and social development

Citing Africa, Season 2: knowledge and technology in shaping economic and social development

Citing Africa, Season 2 explores the role that knowledge and technology play in shaping economic and social development within African countries.

Episodes explores digital technologies and data in agriculture and health, public investment in higher education, and the way in which certain ideas and biases become hegemonic within international organisations working in African countries. Overall, this second season looks beyond […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Panel on China in Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Panel on China in Africa

On Friday 30 October, guest lecturers Deborah Brautigam, Folashade Soule-Kohndou and Shirley Ze Yu delivered an online lecture on “China in Africa” as part of the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Otobong Mmah tells us what she took away from the lecture.

You can watch the guest lecture back on YouTube.  

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage

On Friday 23 October, Professor Saleemul Huq delivered an online lecture on “Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage”, as part of the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Saleemul Huq  is the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh, and is an expert on the links between climate change and […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response

On Friday 9 October, Professor Jayati Ghosh delivered an online lecture on “The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response”, the first for the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Read more about what our […]

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    Pre-arrival tips for incoming students from Student Ambassadors

Pre-arrival tips for incoming students from Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors, Gya and Hari, talk about their first week at LSE and share tips with incoming students on settling in to the academic year and being Covid prepared. 

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“Hi everyone and welcome to this podcast! I am Gya and with me is Hari. We are Student Ambassadors for the Department of International Development and we would like to talk about […]

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    Navigating course selection in the Department of International Development

Navigating course selection in the Department of International Development

Your Master’s degree will start in few months, so you’re probably busy preparing for many things, including which courses to take when you arrive. Our Student Mentorship Ambassador, Gayatri I Gusti shares how she prepared for course selection before she arrived at LSE and during her first three weeks of Michaelmas Term.

Before arriving at LSE

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Career support for International Development students

MSc Health and International Development student and Student Ambassador, Dr Harikeerthan Raghuram, writes about the different services offered by LSE Careers.

LSE has over 11000 students from over 140 different countries studying in over 20 different departments. Surely, it seems like a mammoth task to assist with the career of each individual. However, from my experience as a student at LSE, […]

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    MSc Health and International Development through the eyes of our students

MSc Health and International Development through the eyes of our students

MSc Health and International Development students, Harikeerthan Raghuram, Kassandra Jones and Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif tell us about their experiences on the programme and how it differs from a Health Policy programme:

Harikeerthan Raghuram:

Kassandra Jones:

Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif:

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and in no way reflect those of the International Development LSE blog or the London School of Economics […]

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    Tips and hacks for getting a hang of assignments: AKA how to avoid being super overwhelmed by your Masters programme!

Tips and hacks for getting a hang of assignments: AKA how to avoid being super overwhelmed by your Masters programme!

Student Ambassador, Nicole Amondi Oloo provides some helpful tips and hacks to manage your time and workload whilst studying at LSE. 

Hey offer holders, congratulations on getting into LSE! It’s an amazing accomplishment. LSE is all about discovering the causes of things and in the upcoming year you will definitely be pushed to your intellectual limits in the best ways. LSE […]

Redefining power and influence in the post Covid-19 world

Incoming International Development PhD candidate, Ritika Arora argues that the metrics which measure how a country responds to threats of various kinds, should hold greater value in evaluating a country’s position of power, vis-à-vis their ability to attack and defend in traditional warfare, or their GDP. 

I recently found myself in conversation with a colleague about the inevitable shift in perceptions of power underpinning the international political economy, following the surge of COVID-19. Whilst […]