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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Ebola in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Global and Local Perspectives

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Ebola in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Global and Local Perspectives

On Friday, 7 December, the Department of International Development hosted the last lecture of the term for its Cutting Edge Issues in International Development lecture series. Guest speaker was Prof Melissa Parker of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and she gave a compelling talk on the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Evolution of the Science: Policy and Practice of Adaptation to Climate Change

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Evolution of the Science: Policy and Practice of Adaptation to Climate Change

On Friday, 30 November, Dr Saleemul Huq of the International Institute for Environment and Development and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development gave a talk 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 his lecture.

As this week marks the 10th anniversary of the […]

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – How Change Happens

On Friday, 23 November, Prof Duncan Green of the LSE’s International Development Department and Oxfam discussed his book, How Change Happens, as part of the Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read about his lecture in this blog post, written by two of the Department’s students.

With a decades-long career as an academic and practitioner in the field […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Don’t Panic, Prepare – Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Don’t Panic, Prepare – Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age

On 16 November, Stefan Dercon from Oxford University gave a lecture on “Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age” for the ID Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read about what two of the Department’s students took away from his lecture.

The fourth industrial revolution is the buzz-word of the decade. Here we are, living it, breathing […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Just before the start of reading week, Yuen Yuen Ang from the University of Michigan gave a talk about “How China Escaped the Poverty Trap” as part of the ID Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Here’s what two students thought about her lecture.

As a dark, depressing and cold November began to descend on London, the International […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States

On Friday 26 October, the UK Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice, Rory Stewart, gave a lecture on “The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States” for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Two International Development students wrote about the lecture for us.

In Afghanistan “we were facing a disaster situation: poverty, disease, lack of […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Doughnut Economics and Development

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Doughnut Economics and Development

On Friday 19 October, the second speaker of the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series, Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth), delivered a compelling talk about “Doughnut Economics and Development”. Here’s what three of the Department’s students took away from her lecture.

“We’re all developing countries now.” That is the phrase that most stood out to […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Industrial Policy, Trade and Development in the New Global Economic Order

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Industrial Policy, Trade and Development in the New Global Economic Order

On Friday 12 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. Kyeonga Kang from the MSc African Development was there and covered the talk for us.

“The recent changes in global industrial policy environment have not made industrial policy impossible.” Chang […]

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    Introducing the 2018/19 ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development’ Lecture Series

Introducing the 2018/19 ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development’ Lecture Series

The Cutting Edge Issues in Development series is back, and this year we have another fantastic line up of guest speakers from the field of International Development.  

The new academic year has just started, and this means we are back with our exciting lecture series ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice’! This visiting lecture series, which is hosted […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Globalisation, Development and the Metabolic Rift

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Globalisation, Development and the Metabolic Rift

On Friday 9 February, guest lecturer Dr. Barbara Harriss-White delivered the last lecture in Cutting Edge in Development series on globalisation, development and the Metabolic Rift. MSc Environment and Development student, Kruti Munot (@krutimunot), reflects on the lecture. 

As a student of Environment and Development, I often leave my lectures feeling slightly unsettled. It is difficult to confront the complexities of the environment-development nexus without […]