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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 […]

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    Zooming In With: Dr Sohini Kar | Economic Anthropology, microfinance in India and Covid-19

Zooming In With: Dr Sohini Kar | Economic Anthropology, microfinance in India and Covid-19

Professor in Practice, Duncan Green Zooms In with department scholars to find out what they’re up to in lockdown and how their research relates to the Covid-19 pandemic. The third Zooming In episode is with Economic Anthropologist and Assistant Professor in International Development, Dr Sohini Kar, who tells us how Economic Anthropology helped her understand how microfinance institutions capitalise on the poor in […]

Covid as Critical Juncture

Professor in Practice and Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, Duncan Green, invites comments on his paper exploring Covid-19 as a critical juncture. 

My LSE students are a challenging lot (not as in ‘problem’; as in ‘challenging’) and their questions got me thinking about Covid-19 as a critical juncture. The result is this short-ish (12 page) paper (much improved by the students’ comments on […]

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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 […]

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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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    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 […]

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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    How does DFID work with non-state power holders in conflict zones?

How does DFID work with non-state power holders in conflict zones?

Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, interviews DFID’s Wilf Mwamba about how donors understand and work with non-state power holders, like armed groups, faith organisations and traditional chiefs, in fragile places?

One of the highlights of the recent conference on accountability and empowerment in fragile/conflict states was hanging out with a true ‘development entrepreneur’, Wilf Mwamba. Wilf, a rising star in DFID, set up […]

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    Health, Human Rights and Plastic Bags: 3 top campaign proposals from my LSE students

Health, Human Rights and Plastic Bags: 3 top campaign proposals from my LSE students

Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, presents three top campaign proposals from his Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism class. 

I’ve been selecting some of the student assignments from the initial year of my new LSE course on ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism’ to show as examples to next year’s cohort, and thought you might like a taste too.

Each student had to produce a 2,000 […]

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    What did I learn from teaching LSE students about advocacy and campaigns?

What did I learn from teaching LSE students about advocacy and campaigns?

Professor Duncan Green tells us what he has learnt from students in the first year of teaching Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism. 

I spent a week last month marking student assignments. Sounds boring, right? Well it was brain-drainingly hard work, but it was also enthralling. Usually I just give lectures or write stuff, and the level of feedback is pretty cursory. In […]