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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development | Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice

Cutting Edge Issues in Development | Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice

On Friday 12 February Kate Raworth gave an online lecture, ‘Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Kate Raworth theorised the ‘Doughnut’ of social and planetary boundaries, a concept which she has put into practice through the Doughnut Economics Action Lab. She is a Senior Research Associate and lecturer at Oxford […]

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Decolonizing Academia

On Friday 29 January Akosua Adomako Ampofo gave an online lecture, “(Still) Decolonizing Academia? Pain, Trauma, Imagining, Healing & Recovery” as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (UG) and the President of the African Studies Association of Africa. […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Building Pro-Developmental Multilateralism – Towards a ‘New’ New International Economic Order

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Building Pro-Developmental Multilateralism – Towards a ‘New’ New International Economic Order

On Friday 22 January, Ha-Joon Chang gave an online lecture, ‘Building Pro-Developmental Multilateralism – Towards a ‘New’ New International Economic Order’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Ha-Joon Chang is an economist and author who has done advisory work for institutions including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order

On Friday 11 December Danny Quah gave an online lecture, ‘Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Read what Development Studies […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

On Friday 27 November, Professor Nora Lustig gave an online lecture, ‘Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and the founding Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Fighting for breath: Why is the world failing to tackle the deadliest killer of children?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Fighting for breath: Why is the world failing to tackle the deadliest killer of children?

For the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series last Friday, Kevin Watkins of Save the Children gave a compelling talk about one of the biggest killer of children: pneumonia. Read about what two of the Department’s students thought about his lecture.

Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of Save the Children, starts his lecture, “Why is the world […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Can business be more than a profit maximiser?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Can business be more than a profit maximiser?

The Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice series started off with a great first lecture in the new term, given by Erinch Sahan of the World Fair Trade Organisation. During the 90-minute lecture, Erinch discussed the question of whether business can be more than a profit maximiser. In this article, two of the Department’s students share their […]

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: 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 […]

Is it time we challenge richness?

Jovan Johnson, MSc Development Management student, reflects on a recent Beveridge 2.0 public lecture: The Challenge of Richness? Rethinking the Giant of Poverty, and questions whether it’s time we debate wealth and the concept of being rich. 

Could we, at some point, witness the remarkable event of the world’s rich lining streets in protests on ‘why they are being targeted’? They probably […]