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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Land, Law and Development — Lessons from the Recent Global Land Rush

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Land, Law and Development — Lessons from the Recent Global Land Rush

MSc Environment and Development student, Katie Bernhard, reflects on a lecture by Dr. Lorenzo Cotula, principal researcher in law and sustainable development at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), about legal avenues to rectify harms caused by land grabs, and can also empower poor and vulnerable smallholders.
Rarely does the logic that gave rise to a problem also offer solutions to fix […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Protecting the Quarter of a Billion Children in Conflict Areas

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Protecting the Quarter of a Billion Children in Conflict Areas

MSc Development Management student, Haisley Wert reflects on a lecture by Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of Save the Children UK, about ending the culture of impunity for children in areas of armed conflict.
“If it were easy to do, it would’ve been done by now”.
Kevin Watkins’ words couldn’t have spoken a greater truth. As the CEO of Save The Children, and a veteran of the UN, ODI, […]

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    Summary of Workshop Series Week 5 – Sharing experiences from the field

Summary of Workshop Series Week 5 – Sharing experiences from the field

Student experience: The second Development Management Workshop encouraged students to share their experiences working for organisations in the field, and to question why the projects they worked on failed or were successful.

For the second session of the DV431 Workshop Series, Prof. E. A. (Teddy) Brett invited students to learn from each other’s experiences working for organisations (i.e. firms, government […]

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    Summary of Workshop Series Week 3 – Professor Michael Barzelay (Department of Management, LSE)

Summary of Workshop Series Week 3 – Professor Michael Barzelay (Department of Management, LSE)

Student experience: for the first session of the Development Management workshop series, Prof Michael Barzelay of the LSE’s Department of Management discussed how case studies can constitute a useful mechanism to share practical knowledge and experiences among practitioners in the field of international development. 

To begin the session, Prof Barzelay sought to stimulate the participants’ thinking on the nature of […]

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    Design, Development, and Danes: Lessons from the London Literature Festival

Design, Development, and Danes: Lessons from the London Literature Festival

Is good design the secret ingredient to the Nordic quality of life? Can development be seen as a design process? What do well-designed environments have to do with better decision making? In this article, MSc IDHE Student, Emma Smith, tells us about what she learnt from the Cities of Ice and Glass panel discussion at last weekend’s London Literature Festival. 

This weekend, the London Literature Festival hosted a […]

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    Conflict and Humanitarian Response: Sharing experiences in challenging times

Conflict and Humanitarian Response: Sharing experiences in challenging times

George Woodhams, reflects on the Senior-level Course on Conflict and Humanitarian Response, an intensive course for humanitarian professionals taught by the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and staff from the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The Syrian conflict, continuing crises in Eastern Ukraine and unprecedented levels of forced displacement from […]

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    Student Experience: presenting Conflict Analysis to the UN OCHA

Student Experience: presenting Conflict Analysis to the UN OCHA

The MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies consultancy group for UN OCHA cultivated an enriching partnership that led to a presentation at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, as well as another presentation at the Geneva Palais des Nations. The final consultancy report has recently been published online by OCHA. Meriah-Jo Breckenridge, Kirsten Raschko, and Zubin Malhotra share their experiences. […]

Being Bold for Change on International Women’s Day 2017

Today is International Women’s Day 2017, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange, a call on the masses and the individuals to help forge a better working world that is more gender inclusive. To encourage people to think […]

A Nightmare on Houghton Street

As students get ready to come back for Lent Term 2017, MSc Development Studies and Chevening Scholarship student Tinnaphop reflects on his experience so far and how he plans on conquering his academic fears in the new term.

It was like a dream come true when I received the Chevening Scholarship from the UK Government in June 2016. I […]

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    Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Together with Dr Stuart Gordon and Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez from the Department of International Development, LSE LIFE recently offered an innovative day-long workshop to support ID MSc students in preparation for their half-unit Humanitarian Consultancy Project. Dr Helen Green, Learning Developer from LSE LIFE, explains what students experienced as part of the workshop.

 

Learning opportunities through teamwork, presenting, and observation

Students […]