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    Nigel Dodd grilled by Conor Gearty on the social life of money

Nigel Dodd grilled by Conor Gearty on the social life of money

Nigel Dodd, Professor of Sociology and teacher in the Department of International Development, is the latest LSE academic to undergo a ‘Gearty Grilling’, a weekly series of video debates from LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) in which Conor Gearty (Director of the IPA and Professor of Human Rights Law) subjects academics to a five-minute grilling.
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    Elliott Green: South Africa’s De Klerk Boulevard and the historical legacy of political reformers

Elliott Green: South Africa’s De Klerk Boulevard and the historical legacy of political reformers

A decision to rename a road in Cape Town after former South African President FW De Klerk has opened up a great deal of controversy over how history views those who reform political systems from within.

Perhaps the biggest talking point in South Africa last week was the decision to rename Table Bay Boulevard in Cape Town after former President […]

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    Duncan Green: How do you keep 100 students awake on a Friday afternoon?

Duncan Green: How do you keep 100 students awake on a Friday afternoon?

There’s a character in a Moliere play who is surprised and delighted to learn that he has been speaking prose all his life without knowing it. I thought of him a couple of weeks into my new post as a Professor in Practice in LSE’s International Development Department, when I realized I had been using ‘iterative adaptation’ to work out how best […]

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    MSc Development Studies Alumna wins the 2014 Global Development Network Next Horizon Essay Contest

MSc Development Studies Alumna wins the 2014 Global Development Network Next Horizon Essay Contest

Congratulations to former MSc Development Studies student Susannah Robinson who has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2014 Global Development Network (GDN) Next Horizon Essay Contest. Susannah won the award for her essay ‘What Goes Up, Must Come Down: the Role of Open Data in Improving Aid Accountability’ which was adapted from her MSc Dissertation.

The contest invited original and […]

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    Event: “Sovereigns, Vultures and Ignoble Cowardice” with Felix Salmon

Event: “Sovereigns, Vultures and Ignoble Cowardice” with Felix Salmon

Date: Tuesday 27 January 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Felix Salmon
Atrocious jurisprudence has plunged Argentina into an unwanted default and upended the world of sovereign debt.

Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) is a prominent financial journalist and Senior Editor at Fusion.net.

The Department of International Development (@LSE_ID) promotes interdisciplinary post-graduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change.

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    Student Experience: Cumberland Lodge, More Than An Academic Getaway

Student Experience: Cumberland Lodge, More Than An Academic Getaway

This is a specially invited contribution from MSc Development Management students about the 2014 Cumberland Lodge Workshop, written by Dorothy Ferary and Genevieve Imbali. On the 31st October, 46 MSc Development Management students and four LSE International Development staff; Professor Teddy Brett, Professor Raymond Apthorpe, Dr Silvia Masiero, and Anouk Rigterink, went on a trip to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great […]

November 27th, 2014|Student Experience|1 Comment|
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    Student Experience: Building logical frameworks for development projects

Student Experience: Building logical frameworks for development projects

Post by Alexander Soderholm, MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student. On 1st and 2nd November, Jill Gentle from World Vision visited the Department of International Development at the LSE to deliver practical training to the department’s postgraduate students on how to build logical frameworks for development projects.  The weekend workshop is part of the department’s commitment to preparing students for […]

Student Experience: Hands on the Balkans, a 10-day Conference in Serbia & Kosovo

“Politics is a skill supported by knowledge.” – Dusan Vasilijevic, Environmental Services Professional, Serbia. While many postgraduate students were busy working on their dissertations, two LSE International Development students recently returned to London after undertaking a 10-day professional development conference in Serbia and Kosovo.

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    Student Experience: Consultancy project presentation at the Houses of Parliament

Student Experience: Consultancy project presentation at the Houses of Parliament

By Rebecca Brooks, MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, 2013-14 On 24 June 2014, four students studying for the MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies presented the findings of their consultancy project to an expert panel and a select audience at the Houses of Parliament. One of the many exciting opportunities available to us on the MSc in […]

Student Experience: the IDHE Trip to Geneva 2014

Post by MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Rebecca Brooks.  In March this year, 34 students studying for the MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies travelled to Geneva to visit various humanitarian organisations. Trekking across the beautiful city, we attended meetings at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the […]