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  • Professor James Putzel teaching students from the Department of international Development in the Hong Kong Theatre, LSE Clement House
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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Two – The Case Against; Notes vs. Knowledge

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Two – The Case Against; Notes vs. Knowledge

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, students are once again requesting that lecture notes be circulated in advance, something I have always resisted. Here is an attempt to explain (not least to myself) why I find this objectionable.

What exactly do you have when you have ‘the lecture notes’?
I must admit to a feeling of mystery about why students want […]

November 19th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|2 Comments|

The Great Lecture Notes Debate

In our latest blog series International Development Professor Jean-Paul Faguet wants to know your thoughts on the subject of “Should lecture notes be circulated in advance?”
Every year my MSc Development Management students ask for lecture notes to be circulated in advance. Every year I decline, waving my hands and invoking vague dangers.
This year’s group – a particularly energetic bunch – […]

November 18th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|3 Comments|

Reefs at risk: why our current approach won’t work

Up to 90% of the world’s reefs will be at risk of coral bleaching by 2030, according to ODI research. Thomas Aedy (MSc IDHE, 2014-16), one of the authors of ODI’s recent flagship report Projecting progress: reaching the SDGs by 2030, assesses the causes of this decline and says new approaches are needed to address the issue. (Originally posted at […]

October 22nd, 2015|Featured, Publications|0 Comments|
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    Student Experience: Consultancy project informs new report on food insecurity in Central America

Student Experience: Consultancy project informs new report on food insecurity in Central America

On 17 September 2015, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) published an exploratory study on the interaction of hunger, violence and migration and the impact on the lives of vulnerable people living in the Northern Triangle of Central America. Anushika Siva and Laraib Niaz (MSc Development Management 2014-15) were part of the Consultancy […]

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    Response to Angus Deaton’s award of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Response to Angus Deaton’s award of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Faculty members in the Department of International Development respond to the news that Angus Deaton of Princeton University has been named the 2015 winner of the Nobel prize in economics. Elliott Green For the past two years I have used Angus Deaton’s latest book, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality (Princeton University Press, 2013) as the […]

Welcome to the LSE. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

The Department of International Development extends a very warm welcome to our incoming students. We’re delighted that you’ve joined us. Whether you’ve arrived fresh from your first degree or as a mid-career professional, you’ve been offered a highly coveted place here because you have demonstrated the capabilities that will allow you to thrive and to benefit from our rigorous MSc […]

  • Karl Muth
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    Emerging Leaders, or More Chicago Boys? Karl Muth gets sceptical

Emerging Leaders, or More Chicago Boys? Karl Muth gets sceptical

Karl Muth, a PhD graduate from the Department of International Development, gets cynical as to whether foreign advisors such as himself can spur development. I struggle with the concept of developed countries “fertilizing” or “accelerating” emerging markets or developing countries. Don’t get me wrong, development is clearly something that happens. But it bothers me that developed countries have, for too […]

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    Student Experience: Consultancy project report published by Transparency International

Student Experience: Consultancy project report published by Transparency International

By Milou Vanmulken, Tom Owen and Gogo Duale, MSc Development Management students, 2014-15. On 17 July 2015, Transparency International published the findings of the consultancy report by three Development Management students on their Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) blog. The consultancy project is one of the most valuable parts of the MSc Development Management programme. In a team of three, we […]

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    New Facebook crowd in Pakistan courts controversy – Emrys Schoemaker comments

New Facebook crowd in Pakistan courts controversy – Emrys Schoemaker comments

Pakistan’s fast-growing Facebook crowd has become embroiled in a gay rights storm after some users adopted the rainbow profile picture without fully understanding the implications behind it. With millions of people around the world opting to customise their Facebook profile picture following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the US, users in Pakistan have found themselves enticed by the colourful […]

  • Mario Ferro, CEO Wedu
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    Mario Ferro on Consultancy Projects, Fieldwork, and Social Enterprise

Mario Ferro on Consultancy Projects, Fieldwork, and Social Enterprise

Mario Ferro (MSc Development Management 2009), CEO of Wedu, held a workshop at LSE last month to discuss social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Mario has kindly agreed to answer a few questions on the major issues raised during the afternoon, including consultancy projects, the value of fieldwork, and vital tips for starting a social enterprise. 1. You were once a […]