Cutting Edge in Development

Intent vs. Impact: Dr. Pallavi Roy on digital identities

MSc Development Studies student, Anastasia Putri, covered the recent guest lecture from Pallavi Roy, Lecturer in International Economics, as part of our weekly International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. Anastasia gives her reflections on the lecture and tells us what she took away from the event.

As identities and privacy on social media become exceedingly pressing […]

Alcinda Honwana on Youth Politics and Social Movements

MSc Development Management student, Faith Akor, covered the recent guest lecture from Alcinda Honwana, Strategic Director at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. Faith gives her reflections on the lecture and tells us what she took away from the event.
The growing population of youth world over […]

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    Resistance, revolt and gender justice in Egypt: contending narratives of pathways of change

Resistance, revolt and gender justice in Egypt: contending narratives of pathways of change

MSc Development Studies student, Tao Platt, covered the recent guest lecture from Mariz Tadros, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex specialising in the politics and human development of the Middle East, as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. Tao gives his reflections on the lecture […]

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    Bring the Ladders Back: What does our “D-word” mean and The Story of Production They Don’t Tell You.

Bring the Ladders Back: What does our “D-word” mean and The Story of Production They Don’t Tell You.

MSc Development Studies student, Huiyi Chen, covered the recent guest lecture from Development Economist, Ha-Joon Chang, as part of our weekly International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. Huiyi gives her reflections on the lecture and tells us what she took away from the event. 

This is the second of two blog posts from our students for Ha-Joon Chang’s […]

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The changing face of development in the new decade

On Friday 11 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. MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Nicole Oloo, covered the talk for us.

This is the first of two blog posts from our students for Ha-Joon Chang’s lecture. Later today we will publish, MSc Development […]

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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: 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 […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Achieving Prosperity for Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Achieving Prosperity for Africa

On Friday 3 March, Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, delivered a talk on achieving prosperity for Africa. Francesco Giacomini reflects on the lecture. 

It is the end of growth as we know it

Our story starts in Senegal. In 2014, President Macky Sall, declared that Africa is the land of opportunity for investments. He was right. […]