MSc Development Studies student, Tao Platt, covered the recent guest lecture from Mariz Tadros, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex specialising in the politics and human development of the Middle East, as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. Tao gives his reflections on the lecture […]
MSc Environment and Development graduate, Mariana Granziera, and candidate, Júlia Bussab Fonseca, collaborate to investigate the roots of deforestation in the Amazon and the threats to sovereignty posed by European states.
The recent flames that took over the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest has raised a global awareness over an emergency for a global commitment to halt deforestation in tropical forests. In its current state, […]
On Friday 11 October, development economist Ha-Joon Chang came to talk at the LSE as part of the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Nicole Oloo, covered the talk for us.
This is the first of two blog posts from our students for Ha-Joon Chang’s lecture. Later today we will publish, MSc Development […]
Welcome week is the week in which new students usually first arrive on campus and receive the initial information regarding their studies here. Naturally, you might feel a bit overwhelmed at the beginning, but do not worry, you are not alone: Former Student Ambassador Mikhael Farr tells you about his experiences of welcome week last year and who he […]
According to the cliché, the weather in England is bad and the food even worse. In this blog post, Student Ambassador Lucy Lu explains why food in London is far better than its reputation and shares her top tips on where to get the best deals for students!
Greetings offer holders! I’m sure many of you who haven’t been to […]
Following recent celebrations for International Domestic Workers’ Day, Youmna Cham, May Ghanem and Abir El Danaf explore the Kafala System and the daily injustices Women Migrant Domestic Workers are encountering in the Middle East and particularly in Lebanon.
Imagine yourself working more than 15 hours a day without a break, not a moment’s respite, and where you are not entitled to […]
MSc Environment and Development candidates, Cristiane Mazzetti and Júlia Bussab Fonseca, pick apart Bolsonaro’s efforts to dismantle environmental policies in Brazil and the impact this has had on the international commodities market.
Leveraged by a massive popular dissatisfaction with the economic and political crisis in Brazil, the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected with the declared intention of recovering the economy. Since the electoral […]
The 25th May 2019 marks a year since the Republic of Ireland popularly voted to legalise abortion by repealing the Eighth Amendment from the constitution, marking on an ongoing cultural shift in the country. Three Master’s students, Eric Frasco, Eloise O’Carroll and Rachel Speechley, tell us more about the campaign leading up to it.
The Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, […]
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 […]