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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 […]

Looking back to a trip to Cumberland Lodge

In January, we had our last Cumberland Lodge trip of this academic year. Student Media Ambassadors, Rachel Epstein and Salena Wang, were there and recount the weekend.

We don’t do this sort of thing anymore. It seems the older we get, the more insular we become. Remember the ‘field trip?’ Once a thing of excitement from the days of raucous […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – I’m the new director of Oxfam, ask me anything!

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – I’m the new director of Oxfam, ask me anything!

For the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice series, the new director of Oxfam, Danny Sriskandarajah, answered challenging questions from the Department’s students during a two-hour long Q&A session. Read here about what one of the students took away from the session.

“I am interested in the art of transformation, not in the science of […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The art and science of measurement in aid and development

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The art and science of measurement in aid and development

Counting what counts – the art and science of measurement in development: This was the title of Claire Hutchings’ compelling talk for the Department of International Development’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice series last Friday, 25 January. Read about her lecture and what students thought about it here.

In her lecture: Counting what counts – the art […]

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    Better Blending: Making the case for transparency and accountability in blended finance

Better Blending: Making the case for transparency and accountability in blended finance

Jovan Johnson, Khai Leang Yeap, Sebastien Feron and Alyssa Bryan provide a summary of a student consulting project recently published by Transparency International (TI), arguably the world’s main civil society coalition leading the fight against corruption. The group of four students were tasked, as part of the MSc Development Management programme, with researching corruption risks faced by development finance institutions (DFIs) […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Can business be more than a profit maximiser?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Can business be more than a profit maximiser?

The Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice series started off with a great first lecture in the new term, given by Erinch Sahan of the World Fair Trade Organisation. During the 90-minute lecture, Erinch discussed the question of whether business can be more than a profit maximiser. In this article, two of the Department’s students share their […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series – New Programme for Lent Term 2019

Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series – New Programme for Lent Term 2019

With the start of the new term, the Department of International Development is back with its Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. This visiting lecture series provides students and guests with invaluable insights into the world of international development.

After a successful programme last term, we have another exciting line-up of guest speakers for our Cutting […]