In early June, a number of students from the MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, attended the HPG/LSE Course on Conflict & Humanitarian Response to hear from leading academics and practitioners across the globe talk about some of the most pressing issues in humanitarian policy. One of those in attendance was Myfanwy James, who has shared some of her […]
There are few tangible solutions to Burundi’s crisis in sight. But LSE International Development PhD candidate Benjamin Chemouni explores some positive actions regional and international actors can take.
The violence in Burundi is evolving and getting worse.
Challenges to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule are becoming professionalised, as demonstrated by the attacks on two military camps in Bujumbura last December. Godfroid Nyombare – Nkurunziza’s former […]
A number of exciting open access publications have emerged from the Security in Transition team – a research programme which aims to conceptualise and empirically grasp the security gap both as a (perceived) reality and as a social mechanism within global politics. Find out more below!
Distance and Danger
Ruben Andersson and Florian Weigand have written about the vicious cycle of […]
Prior to World Refugee Day on June 20th, anthropologist and author of BBC award-winning “Illegality, Inc.”, Dr Ruben Andersson, examined how localised migration control efforts have ignored the globalisation of irregular migration routes. (Originally published in IRIN Global.) The warning was restrained, as was to be expected from a European border police chief, yet it was a warning nonetheless. Amid […]
PhD candidate Benjamin Chemouni has appeared on Al Jazeera English and the BBC World News as a political analyst on the crisis in Burundi. Below, he ponders the consequences of the failed coup in view of an upcoming presidential election. On May 13, whilst Burundian President Nkurunziza was in Tanzania, the state’s former head of intelligence and former army chief […]
The recent tragic loss of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean is just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands die each year attempting to enter Europe via destinations like the Italian island of Lampedusa and the Spanish enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta. But stricter border controls, far from acting as a deterrent, may actually be increasing the number of migrants […]
Watch Professor Mary Kaldor discuss activism, Europe and the aftermath of the Greek elections with Ludovica Rogers and Hara Kouki. The conversation was organised by LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit in collaboration with Euro Crisis in the Press and with funding from the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE).
Guest Post by Alex Cobham Alex Cobham is a research fellow at the Center for Global Development in Europe. His research focuses on illicit financial flows, effective taxation for development, and inequality. Recent work includes a proposal, with Andy Sumner, for a new policy measure of inequality, the ‘Palma’. You can follow Alex on twitter @alexcobham. A range of […]
Professor Mary Kaldor
Director, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, LSE
Writing for Al Jazeera America:
The much-delayed Geneva II talks, meant to discuss an end to the war in Syria and scheduled to take place last week, have been postponed once again, with no new date set. Meanwhile, in Syria there will be more deaths, more hardship and disease, more […]
Department of International Development public lecture
Date: Tuesday 17 September 2013
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Ertharin Cousin
Conflict and insecurity present a growing challenge to humanitarian agencies as they strive to reach those in need of food assistance. Access is vital if lives are going to be saved and children are to be given the nutritional support they need […]