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    The costs of extending drug patent terms on Brazilian health system

The costs of extending drug patent terms on Brazilian health system

Professor Ken Shadlen looks at a recent paper co-written by incoming student in the Department of International Development, Eduardo Mercadante, that looks at the effects that slow patent examination of pharmaceuticals can have on the Brazilian Universal Health System (SUS). 

Patents provide monopolies for 20 years from the date of application. In Brazil, however, a unique provision of the patent law guarantees […]

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    How to vlog – top examples and advice from some very tech savvy students

How to vlog – top examples and advice from some very tech savvy students

Last in our series from our ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ students, is Emma Simons, Leonie Dudda and Akram Al-Mahyni who took up vlogging as part of their assignment to write an influencing strategy on a topic of their choice. Professor Green introduces us to the three campaigns. 

See more from the Activism students here.

Leonie Dudda took on the need for better bike lanes and […]

August 2nd, 2019|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|

“Seaing” a Sustainable Future in the Caribbean

Second in our series from our ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ students, is Jacinta Gomez on her campaign proposal for saving Belize’s beleaguered fisheries. 

See more from the Activism students here.

The “Glory Days”. That’s what you’ll hear from fishermen today reminiscing on a time when the abundance of Belize’s Caribbean Sea gave the impression that its limits were non-existent and its bounty inexhaustible. […]

August 1st, 2019|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|
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    ‘This Shit is Killing Me’: Dalit rights and Mumbai’s sewers

‘This Shit is Killing Me’: Dalit rights and Mumbai’s sewers

Throughout the upcoming week we’ll share top blog posts from this year’s students in Duncan Green’s class on ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ in which students design a campaign strategy for a cause close to their hearts. First up, Monica Moses on the plight of the sewer cleaners of Mumbai.

See more from the Activism students here.

The Indian government has now gained the capacity to […]

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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, […]

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    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 […]