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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World

On Friday 13 November, Professor Branko Milanovic gave an online lecture, ‘Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Branko Milanovic is a visiting presidential professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a senior scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality. Read more about […]

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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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    Excluding the Excluded: What India’s refugee ‘law’ means for the Rohingyas

Excluding the Excluded: What India’s refugee ‘law’ means for the Rohingyas

Following the Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day, the Government of India’s refugee policy, albeit non-existent, also remains largely exclusionary against the world’s most persecuted minority. Debanjana Paul and Vidushi Mehrotra explore legislative roadblocks, its translation into ad-hoc maltreatment of the Rohingyas and call for inclusive policy action to better support Rohingya asylum-seekers.

While approximately 40,000 Rohingyas are spread across six locations in India, […]

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    We need to tell our own story: working as a Black humanitarian

We need to tell our own story: working as a Black humanitarian

Working as a Black professional within international development, Susan Sebatindira felt frustrated by the level of underrepresentation of Black people and People of Colour across the sector. She felt passionately about the importance in having a community that they could connect with, and showcase the work and realities of what it means to be Black development practitioner. Susan tells us about her […]

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    Temi Pratt in conversation with Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond

Temi Pratt in conversation with Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond

MSc Development Management student, Temi Pratt conducts an interview with Stephanie Draper, the CEO of Bond – the UK’s premier membership organisation for the international development sector, to discuss the current state of international development in the UK, the impact of Covid19 on the sector and gives advice to graduates seeking to enter the sector.

She advises graduates to look […]

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    Philosophical discipline for strengthening justice and solidarity through social innovation

Philosophical discipline for strengthening justice and solidarity through social innovation

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and rising injustices, LSE Alum, Vrinda Chopra proposes a lateral concept of social innovation through an approach based on ideas of unlearning, relearning and shared learning to deepen justice and solidarity in our development paradigms.

The moral dilemmas involved in the plight marginalized population groups as countries went into lockdown in response to COVID-19 ignited […]

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 […]

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    Zooming In With: Professor in Practice Duncan Green | Critical junctures and Covid-19

Zooming In With: Professor in Practice Duncan Green | Critical junctures and Covid-19

In this episode, tables turn and Professor Jean-Paul Faguet Zooms In with Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, to find out what he has been up to in lockdown and how his research relates to the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Green tells us how his background in physics helps him understand structures of power between citizens and the state, and explains […]