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    What should I have said? Reflections on Humanitarian Networks Partnerships Week (HNPW)

What should I have said? Reflections on Humanitarian Networks Partnerships Week (HNPW)

MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies candidate, Emma Simons reflects on her time at UN OCHA’s Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week (HNPW), and makes suggestions for the next year’s gathering. We’ve all had that moment when we walk away from a conversation and five minutes later the perfect comeback pops into your head. Last week, I got accosted at the OCHA-led […]

Looking back to a trip to Cumberland Lodge

In January, we had our last Cumberland Lodge trip of this academic year. Student Media Ambassadors, Rachel Epstein and Salena Wang, were there and recount the weekend.

We don’t do this sort of thing anymore. It seems the older we get, the more insular we become. Remember the ‘field trip?’ Once a thing of excitement from the days of raucous […]

Meet our new Student Ambassadors

These twelve students will support the Department of International Development in the upcoming months in social and community-building activities. Read about their stories here.

Saddi Basnet (Media Ambassador)

“I’m pursuing an MSc in Development Management at LSE. Prior to LSE, I was a Project Manager at Cox Communications in Atlanta, GA leading multi-million-dollar capital projects in the telecommunications industry. Before joining […]

Introducing our new Student Ambassadors programme

We are very happy to announce our new Student Ambassadors programme: From the beginning of Lent Term on, twelve students from the Department of International Development will support the Department in community-building and social activities.

The twelve students, who are all studying towards an MSc within the Department of International Development, will work in three different teams:

Ambassadors in the Team […]

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    A Trip to Cumberland Lodge: Dancing Professors and the Environment

A Trip to Cumberland Lodge: Dancing Professors and the Environment

At the beginning of this month, a group of Development Management students had the opportunity to spend the weekend at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Park. They not only learned more about the complexity of environmental issues, but also discovered some of the academics’ hidden talents. Ebi Ameli gives an account of the weekend.

After five weeks of what can qualify […]

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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 […]

Post-Graduation Life: Expect the Unexpected!

International alumnus, Tinnaphop Sinsomboonthong (Tintin), shares his post-graduation experience as a lecturer in Sociology of Development in his home country. After two years since conquering his Nightmare on Houghton Street, what is happening now?

It was in the Michaelmas Term in 2016 when I suffered a Nightmare on Houghton Street – graphs, numbers and economic jargon used in lectures and […]

Looking back at my year as an ID student…

Recent international alum, Charis Yeap Khai Leang, shares her experience studying at the LSE for her MSc in Development Management. She tells us about her her fears, hopes and dreams. No one said it was going to be easy…  

There are so many things that I am truly grateful about having come across at the LSE this last year. Conducting the research […]

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    Research to Practice: Engaging the Private Sector for improving Livelihoods in Disaster-Prone Areas

Research to Practice: Engaging the Private Sector for improving Livelihoods in Disaster-Prone Areas

The MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies consultancy group for Partners for Resilience (PfR) cultivated an enriching partnership that led to a presentation to PfR staff at The Hague on the student’s report entitled Building Resilience with Private Sector Engagement: Enabling Socially and Environmentally responsible Investments in Disaster-Prone Communities. Olivia Singer, Yudan Chen, Tamilore Odunaiya share their experiences.

Contributing to current programming in disaster-prone developing […]

How can a Pakistani and an Indian be friends?

International Development students Mehrin Shah and Anushna Jha talk about their friendship which transcends the India-Pakistan border. 

DISCLAIMER – This piece of writing is about the friendship of two graduate students at the LSE, one from Pakistan and the other from India. If you have time and the inclination to read it and especially if you are an Indian or a […]