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    Bolsonaro’s dismantling in Brazil: a threat for both the environment and the economy

Bolsonaro’s dismantling in Brazil: a threat for both the environment and the economy

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 […]

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    Two steps forward, one step back: the ongoing fight for abortion rights

Two steps forward, one step back: the ongoing fight for abortion rights

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, […]

  • Permalink May 30: Over 500 people from the Victorian deaf community and supporters gathered at Federation Square  then marched silently to Parliament House to protest the decision by Premier Ted Baillieu and the Victorian Government to slash $300 million in budget cuts from the TAFE education system which has resulted in Kangan Batman TAFE Institute discontinuing the only Victorian Diploma course in Auslan - the Australian sign language.Gallery

    How do 40 supersmart young Global Activists want to change the world?

How do 40 supersmart young Global Activists want to change the world?

Professor in Practice and Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, Duncan Green, summarises the strengths and areas for improvement from his 2019 Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism cohort.

I’ve spent the last three weeks buried in marking. For most academics, this is the time of the year they complain about most – marking at Masters level is an exhausting affair requiring sustained concentration to spot […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Fighting for breath: Why is the world failing to tackle the deadliest killer of children?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Fighting for breath: Why is the world failing to tackle the deadliest killer of children?

For the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series last Friday, Kevin Watkins of Save the Children gave a compelling talk about one of the biggest killer of children: pneumonia. Read about what two of the Department’s students thought about his lecture.

Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of Save the Children, starts his lecture, “Why is the world […]

The role of China in the agricultural sector in Africa

On Monday, 11 February, some of the students of the Department of International Development attended a seminar given by guest lecturer Professor Tang Lixia on the role of China in the agricultural sector in Africa. Read about the seminar here.

In a 90-minute-long conversation, students were able to listen to Professor Tang Lixia’s presentation and ask burning questions on the […]

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Developmental States

On Friday, 8 February, Stephan Haggard from the University of California San Diego gave a compelling talk on “Developmental States” for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Here’s what two of the Department’s students took away from the lecture.

On a particularly miserable February night (*as a Brit I’d like to apologise to my international […]