Event celebrating the Life and Thought of Thandika Mkandawire
On Tuesday 4 October the The Department held a memorial and symposium to honour our late colleague Thandika Mkandawire whose illuminating and engaged approach to Development Economics has inspired generations of African and Africanist scholars, students, policymakers and development practitioners. The two-part event involved moving tributes and academic presentations recognising Professor Mkandawire's legacy in the field of development. Thank you to all who attended and participated.
A memorial page for Professor Mkandawire has been set up for those wanting to find out more about his work, and to contribute to the Thandika Fund.
Sir Lowcock speaks to NHK World Japan about the global food crisis
Sir Mark Lowcock, former UN Relief Chief and LSE ID Professor in Practice, spoke to NHK World Japan about tackling the global food crisis on September 30 2022.
You can watch the 15 minute interview here.
The Cutting Edge Lecture Series 2022 kicks off!
The new academic year has just started, and this means we are back with our exciting lecture series ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice’! This visiting lecture series, which is hosted by the International Development Department, provides students and guests with invaluable insights into the practical world of international development.
This year, we move the series back to in-person for our students and staff and the wider LSE community, but we will continue to offer the general public the chance to join the lectures via Zoom. The series kicked off last week with Ha-Joon Chang, and upcoming speakers include Rafeef Ziadah, Jayati Ghosh and Branko Milanovic. The full schedule can be viewed here. We will also be sharing each lecture on YouTube, Podcast and through student reflections on our blog.
The series is convened by Professor in Practice, Duncan Green and Dr Laura Mann.
Welcoming new members of the LSE ID Faculty
A warm welcome to new staff members joining ID, Dr Lydia Assouad, Dr Hassan Ould Moctar & Dr Karen Schouw Iverson:
Dr Lydia Assouad is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics, International Development Department and a research affiliate at the World Inequality Lab. Her research lies at the intersection of political economy, development economics and economic history, with a particular focus on the Middle East.
Dr Hassan Ould Moctar is an LSE Fellow in International Development. His research focuses on the relationship between migration, borders, and development processes, with a regional focus on Mauritania, the West African Sahel, and the Sahara.
Dr Karen Schouw Iverson is a Fellow in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies and will be teaching on the Managing Humanitarianism and Refugees and Forced Migration modules. Her research looks at state-provided humanitarian assistance and citizenship in Colombia, where she has previously lived.
Kathy Hochstetler interviewed on BBC podcast
Professor and Head of Department at ID Kathy Hochstetler was recently featured in a BBC podcast, The Climate Question, discussing elections and climate change. Listen to it here (timestamp 00.05.30).
Welcome to ID's new Department Manager Matthew Redfearn
A warm welcome to the Department of International Development's new Department Manager, Matthew Redfearn, who has been appointed to replace Peter Campbell in this role.
Recent presentations by Jean-Paul Faguet in Argentina and Bolivia
On 19-20 May Professor Jean-Paul Faguet gave a keynote address at the 25th Seminar on Fiscal Federalism at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina on: “The Incoherence of Institutional Reform: Decentralization as a Structural Solution to Immediate Political Needs”. You can watch a video of the talk here (timestamp 05:47:15). On Monday 23 May Professor Faguet launched a book at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation in La Paz, Bolivia, titled: Revolution from Below: Cleavage Displacement and the Collapse of Elite Politics in Bolivia. The book is free to download here.
Sohini Kar interviewed about microfinance on The Current for CBC
Dr Sohini Kar was interviewed by Matt Galloway on the Canadian radio station, CBC on Friday 27 May. In the interview for The Current show, Sohini discusses her research and how microfinance is used as a source of abuse in India. Listen to it here (timestamp 00.54.58).
Elizabeth Ngutuku receives research prize by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation
Congratulations to LSE Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa researcher and affiliated researcher of LSE ID Dr Eliza Ngutuku on winning the 2022 research prize awarded by Praemium Erasmianum Foundation. Eliza’s dissertation on Rhizomatic Cartographies of Children’s Lived Experience of Poverty and Vulnerability in Siaya, Kenya won one of the five prizes from thirty-nine nominations for exceptional PhD dissertations. Find out more here.
Passing of Professor Jude Howell
The Department of International Development is saddened to announce that Professor Jude Howell passed away on Friday 29 April 2022, surrounded by her friends and family. Professor Howell was a well regarded scholar of Chinese politics and of civil society around the world, among other topics, publishing 13 books and many articles over her career. Jude had a deep respect and love for the field of international development and appreciated the opportunity to teach and study it at the LSE.
We have created a condolences page in memory of our beloved colleague, mentor and friend Professor Jude Howell who will be greatly missed.
Kathy Hochstetler and Tim Forsyth cited in IPCC Report
Five of Professor Kathy Hochstetler’s recent published works were cited in the UN’s IPCC Report (April 2022) on the current status of knowledge on climate change. These included her 2021 book, Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa, as well as writings on Brazilian and South African climate institutions and South-South foreign relations. Professor Tim Forsyth's article on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change is also cited. You can read the report here.
LSE's response to the war in Ukraine
LSE has created a webpage responding to the war in Ukraine which includes a statement and a list of support and resources for members of the university community affected by it. There is also research expertise page sharing publications and events relating to the crisis from around the School. We have also been publishing related blog posts from students, staff and alum from LSE ID on the department's blog.
ID Panel Event: Humanitarian implications of the Ukraine war
On Thursday 24 March the Department of International Development hosted a panel event on 'Humanitarian implications of the Ukraine war'. ID's Dr. Ian Madison chaired a panel of four speakers: Sir Mark Lowcock, Head of UNOCHA (2017-2021) and Permanent Secretary for DFID (2011-2017); Dr Stuart Gordon, Associate Professorial Lecturer in Managing Humanitarianism, LSE ID; Dr Eiko Thielemann, Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy, LSE Gov; and Anna Landre, Disability Justice Activist, LSE ID.
If you missed it, you can listen the a podcast recording of the event here. Photo: Fabian Johannes Schmidt-Gödelitz.
Ken Shadlen on Global Covid-19 vaccine inequality with GDI
Professor Ken Shadlen was on a panel discussion at the Global Development Institute on Wednesday 16 March, looking at global Covid-19 vaccine inequality: looking back, looking forward?. The panel reflected on how global COVID-19 vaccine inequality has emerged and explored what needs to happen to address the ongoing issue, and help prevent similar future problems. You can watch the lecture back here.
Tiziana Leone interviewed on BBC Radio 4
Dr Tiziana Leone was on BBC Radio 4's programme More or Less on Wednesday 23 February discussing Elon Musk and demographic momentum. You can listen back to it here (time: 00.15.10).
ID alum appointed Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations in Chile
Congratulations to ID Alumnus ID José Miguel Ahumada Franco who has been appointed Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile. José Miguel completed his MSc in Development Studies in 2012 before going on to do a PhD in Development Studies at Cambridge University.
Jean-Paul Faguet interviewed on Ukraine and UK politics
Professor Jean-Paul Faguet was recently interviewed on radio programme Corresponsales en Línea about the possible economic effects of a war in Ukraine, Boris Johnson’s current predicament, and the economic effects of Brexit two years on. Listen to the interview here.
Sandra Sequiera on Forced Displacement and Human Capital
Last month, Dr Sandra Sequiera presented a paper on Forced Displacement and Human Capital: Evidence from Separated Siblings at the Research Conference on Forced Displacement, hosted by the Joint Data Centre for Forced Displacement. The conference is an opportunity for some of the best socioeconomic researchers and practitioners discussed the latest findings on forced displacement. You can read the paper here.
PhD candidate in ID Michael Mugisha quoted in The Economist
Michael Mugisha, a PhD student in the department, was quoted in an article published in The Economist earlier this month, "Middlemen are the invisible links in African agriculture". You can read the article open access here.
Welcome to Artur Zimerman
Dr Artur Zimerman is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE during the period 01-12/2022. He is a tenure professor at UFABC, Brazil, in the field of public policy and his research interests are agrarian violence, land disputes, land grabs, climate change, food riots, Latin America. In 2013/4 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at Cornell University.
The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling, available as Open Access
LSE ID PhD Alums, Florian Weigand and Max Gallien, collaborated in editing The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling, which has also been made available as Open Access. The volume offers a comprehensive survey of interdisciplinary research related to smuggling, reflecting on key themes, and charting current and future trends. Bringing together established and emerging scholars from around the world, The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling is an indispensable resource for students and researchers of conflict studies, borderland studies, criminology, political science, global development, anthropology, sociology, and geography.
LSE ID responds to COP26
The LSE ID Community has been closely following the COP26 negotiations. Our community has responded in the following ways:
Update from Professor Ken Shadlen
Professor Shadlen gave a presentation on “COVID-19 Vaccine Production in Latin America: Assessing the Landscape” at a conference organized by Georgetown University and the Hong Kong University, Intellectual Property, COVID-19, and the Next Pandemic: Diagnosing Problems, Developing Cures (November 5-6, 2021).
He also gave the keynote address (“Secondary Patents in Pharmaceuticals: Responding to the Challenges”) at an online “Dialogue Exchange Session between IP offices,” organised by the South Centre, on Thursday 25 November. Participants in the event included patent examiners and patent office officials from 8 countries (Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Peru, Malaysia, South Africa).
Finally, as part of an initiative called the “South-North Dialogues on Democracy, Development and Sustainability,” led by a team of Brazilian academics, Zé Guedes Pinto (a professor at the Federal University of the ABC region in Sao Paulo, and visitor to LSE ID in the 2017-18 academic year) and Professor Shadlen discussed various issues around the COVID-19 pandemic and intellectual property rights. The video of their Dialogue is available here. More information on the project, and links to all of the Dialogues can be found here.
Professor Naila Kabeer on Randomised Control Trials
In a recent article for Research Outreach, Professor Naila Kebeer highlights issues with Randomised Control Trials (RCTs), including their failure to take account of history, context, or relevant findings, and questions their wide use in development planning. Professor Kabeer further discusses how the overfocus on RCT methods has led to important findings in relation to gender equality being dismissed.
Mark Lowcock on What Next for IDA? and Humanitarian Challenges in 2022
LSE ID Professor in Practice, Mark Lowcock, contributed to the Centre for Global Development blog with two articles: the first looking at the the future of the International Development Association; and the second predicted the challenges humanitarian agencies will face in 2022.
Mark served as the Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Development between 9 June 2011 and 7 July 2017, and, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator between 2017 and 2021. He is now Professor in Practice in the Department of International Development at LSE.
Job opportunity: Assistant Professor of the Political Economy of Development
The Department of International Development is hiring for an Assistant Professor of the Political Economy of Development (Development Management). The successful candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 November 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews will be conducted in early 2022.
Tiziana Leone on Menarche
On Thursday 30 September 2021, Dr Tiziana Leone, Associate Professor in Health and International Development, gave a talk entitled, "Menarche: a global health indicator?" for a Centre for Population Change webinar. Recent evidence shows that age at menarche in Low and Middle Income Countries is undergoing a transition similar to that of European countries in the nineteenth century and is generally linked to an improvement in nutrition and health of young women. Dr Leone spoke about her research research which analyses the relationship between mean age at menarche and micro factors such as individual wealth, education, and macro ones such as mean age at marriage, total fertility rate, GDP and life expectancy, among others.
Ernestina Coast on safe abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa
LSE Research for the World published an article about Professor Ernestina Coast’s research and film work on barriers to contraception and safe abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Coast’s research team is working with social media organisations to maximise the audience for the three animations, including low-bandwidth versions that can be shared on WhatsApp. The team has received a Changing Policy and Practice Award from the Medical Research Foundation to increase their impact. One of the short animated films, Mwansa’s Story, was also one of a handful of films shortlisted for a prize at the WHO Health for All Film Festival.
Professor Tim Dyson on Population and Climate
Emeritus Professor of Population Studies in the Departartment of International Development, Tim Dyson, was on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour programme speaking about the myths, prejudices and data behind global population and climate. Tim’s current research involves examining the idea that famines often occur without food availability declines, and assessing how global warming may affect the future demographic trajectory of the world.
The Global Health Initiative Peer Review Reading Group
The Global Health Initiative Peer Review Reading Group has been set up to support academics at LSE working on global health related research across a range of disciplines and departments. The group enables members to circulate and discuss draft research papers amongst colleagues so that they can provide comments prior to submission for publication.
The group meets regularly to discuss papers – on average 2-3 times a term. Sessions typically take place during the week for one hour, unless otherwise specified. Open to all LSE staff and PhD students, the group runs on an opt-in basis. If you are interested in joining or if you have a paper which you would like to be reviewed, please contact email@example.com.
Joana Naritomi elected BREAD Affiliate
Dr Joana Naritomi has been elected as a BREAD Affiliate by BREAD Fellows. BREAD is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encouraging research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD fellows are leading researchers in development economics, and their main activities are conferences and a working paper series.
Professor Ken Shadlen has chapter of book translated into Portuguese and Spanish
With funding from the ID Research Committee, Professor Ken Shadlen hired translators in Brazil and Mexico to translate a chapter he had published (in an edited volume) on the political economy of patents in Latin America into Portuguese and Spanish. He did this so they could be used more easily for teaching, and also to contribute to establishing a norm that academics make their work available in local languages. Here are links to the Portuguese and Spanish versions.
In July, Professor Shadlen also delivered a presentation on vaccine production in Latin America, as part of a plenary event on COVID-19 at the annual meeting of REPAL (Latin American Political Economy Network). Here is a table that summarises the state of LatAm vaccine production as of mid-July 2021.
Catherine Boone elected Fellow at The British Academy
Professor Catherine Boone has been elected a Fellow at The British Academy in recognition for her contribution to the social sciences. Professor Boone's work focuses on comparative political economy with an emphasis on African and other late-developing countries; property rights institutions and land politics; political effects of uneven economic geography and spatial inequality.
David Lewis on music and inequality
Professor David Lewis spoke to LSE Research about his recent paper on the power of music in social change. “Music is so pervasive. It’s all around us and that makes it an important characteristic of all societies and social groups,” explains Professor David Lewis.
You can read the full article here, as well as listen to a playlist, compiled by Professor Lewis, that features songs that highlight the interface between development and music.
Kathy Hochstetler on the Politics of Climate Change
Kathy Hochstetler talks to Shamel Azmeh from the Conversations podcast (University of Manchester) about the politics of climate change, global environmental negotiations, the impact of the COVID-19 on climate change action, and her new book on energy transition in South Africa and Brazil. Listen to the episode here.
Welcoming Mark Lowcock and Kate Gilmore to ID
We are excited to announce that the Department will have two new Visiting Professors in Practice in September, both from high level UN positions: Sir Mark Lowcock (UNOCHA) and Kate Gilmore (OHCHR).
Mark will be sharing his experience and knowledge from his previous appointments as the former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and Permanent Secretary, DFID. Kate will share her experience from her time as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations.
They will join Duncan Green who is also a Professor in Practice in the Department and brings his experience as Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB. We look forward to collaborating with them over the coming years!
Workshop on Clientelism
On Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 June, Dr Mahvish Shami hosted a workshop on Clientelism. The workshop explored the effects of clientelism in developing countries. There were eight papers discussed over the two days. The workshop was held over Zoom. However, the hope is that there will be a follow-up workshop in January, which will be in person – if the pandemic permits it. Attendees included: Prof. Pranab Bardhan, UC Berkeley; Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak, LSE; Dr. Alison Post, UC Berkeley; Dr Adam Auerbach, American University; Dr Philip Keefer, Inter-American Development Bank; Dr Elliott Green, LSE; Dr Shan Aman-Rana, University of Virginia; Dr Miquel Pillicer, Maynooth University; Dr Eva Wegner, University of Marburg; Dr Hadia Majid, Lahore University of Management Sciences; Dr Emily Rains, Duke University/Louisiana State University; Dr Rabia Malik, University of Essex; Dr Adnan Khan, LSE; and Dr Geoff Goodwin, LSE.
Ernestina Coast receives Changing Policy & Practice Award 2021
Congratulations to ID's Professor Ernestina Coast who has been recognised in the Medical Research Foundation's Changing Policy and Practice Awards 2021. Professor Coast received an award for a project on enhancing access to contraceptive and abortion services in Ethiopia, Malawi and Zambia.
With the award, Professor Coast will be able to launch a multi-country social media campaign using specially designed animations for adolescents created through a collaboration between IPAS, PositiveNegatives and LSE. These animations share research results of the MRC/FCDO-funded research project and provide tailored information on abortion-related care. The researchers will also design a virtual short course that targets healthcare workers and students, engaging NGO and Ministry of Health officials in its rollout.
Tim Forsyth appointed specialist adviser to the IDC for COP26 conference
Professor Tim Forsyth, Professor of Environment and Development in the Department of International Development, has been appointed as a specialist adviser to the House Of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) for its work to prepare for the COP26 climate change conference in the UK later this year. You can find out more about the work of the IDC here.
Professor Ken Shadlen on Restructuring Sovereign Debt
Professor Ken Shadlen spoke to Reece Sisto, from Phenomenal World on Restructuring Sovereign Debt for an interview about the evolution of bilateral trade in Latin America. The interview explores how decision making operations of multilateral institutions like the IMF, World Bank, and WTO systematically disadvantage countries in the Global South, especially in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, pushing dozens of countries to the brink of default.
Reflections from teaching African Development using decolonial perspectives at LSE
For Africa Day, LSE Fellow in the Department of International Development and Course Convenor for the African Development (DV418) course, Dr Eyob Balcha Gebremariam wrote a short reflection on teaching using decolonial perspectives. Eyob is also the winner of the LSE SU Inspirational Teacher Award, 2021.
Robert Wade on the likelihood of a coming financial crash
In this long read blog post, Professor of Political Economy and Development in the Department of International Development Robert Wade analyses past crises and trends to consider the probability of a big financial crash and recession in the US and across western financial markets before the end of 2024?
Launch of the LSE Institute for Africa
The Firoz Lalji Centre has relaunched as the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa (FLIA) – an exciting new phase which will strengthen LSE’s long-term commitment to placing Africa at the heart of debates on global issues. Read more about the Institute and its current programmes.
"Becoming an Institute is a recognition of our tremendous achievements over the past five years. Our research, student engagement, outreach on the African continent and events have been rapidly growing to build a dynamic and strong Africa-focussed community at LSE and Globally." – Professor Tim Allen, FLIA Director
Tim Allen appointed PI for EU Covid-19 impact project PERISCOPE
Prof. Tim Allen, Professor in Development Anthropology in ID, has been appointed as principal investigator for an EU Horizon 2020 project, the Pan-European response to the impacts of COVID-19 and future pandemics and epidemics (PERISCOPE). PERISCOPE aims to broadly study the social, economic and behavioural impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the aim of making Europe more resilient and better prepared for future epidemic risks.
The project involves LSE researchers across Anthropology, Health Policy, Economics and the Behavioural Lab and Recent PhD candidate in ID Liz Storer is working alongside Professor Allen as a Research Officer.
LSE ID 3rd in the world for Development Studies
The QS World University Rankings recently released their results for 2021, which moved LSE from fourth to joint-third in the world for Development Studies. LSE now shares this spot with Harvard University. We are immensely proud of everyone in the Department for their outstanding work in research and teaching which is reflected in this ranking.
Mwansa’s Story selected finalist for #Film4Health
An animation based on work led by Professor Ernestina Coast in collaboration with Ipas and funded by the Medical Research Council and the Department for International Development (now the FCDO) has been shortlisted for the World Health Organisation's 'Health for All' films award 2021. Mwansa’s story – available in English and Nyanja – explores how so many Zambian girls and young women attempt to end unwanted pregnancies on their own. The film is the result of a collaboration with a creative team that used the research project’s findings to develop a short animated film, as well as a comic. You can view the full WHO YouTube playlist of the finalists here.
LSE ID submits REF 2021
After 4 years of careful preparation, the Department of International Development’s submission to REF 2021 is complete and about to be submitted. The Research Committee offers its heartfelt thanks to all ID colleagues for their careful and highly collegial work evaluating several hundred articles, books, working papers and Impact Case Studies. With your help, we’ve been able to assemble an extremely impressive portfolio that is striking in its thematic, disciplinary and methodological diversity. Thank you!
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a national evaluation of universities’ research. It’s conducted by academic experts tasked by the government with evaluating the quality of each department’s research outputs, research environment, and the impact of that research on the ‘real world’. – ID Research Committee
Professor Shadlen on the global distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
Professor Ken Shadlen has been sharing his research and expertise on the global distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccine. Professor Shadlen argues that vaccines have to be affordable and available to all countries, and governments must have the administrative and political capacities to deliver them locally to ensure an effective global immunisation strategy against COVID-19. You can read a recent article co-authored by Professor Shadlen and other leading academics in The Lancet. You can also listen to a recent podcast for the Latin American Studies Association and read a recent blog post for From Poverty to Power.
In her words: African women's perspective on gender equality
LSE ID Alumni Zainab Haruna, Victoria Malowa and Priscilla Bretuo have collaborated with 12 other women from African Countries to produce the IN HER WORDS anthology. This anthology is a collection of essays and stories written to showcase the lived experiences, stories and perspectives of African women on issues of equality, representation, GBV, inclusion and feminism. You can download the book for free here.
Highlights from LSE Festival: Shaping the post-COVID world
LSE Festival took place on the first week of March and featured a wide range of events, workshops and talks under the umbrella, 'Shaping the post-COVID world'. You can watch back Festival Live events, Festival Shorts video premieres and Festival Skills workshops on LSE's YouTube channel here. You can also read blogs on the events that took place here.
Rethinking digital farming in Kenya
Hype surrounds the proliferation of digital solutions to boost efficiency and productivity in Kenya’s agriculture. But what has been the reality on the ground? Tracing the expansion of Nairobi’s Silicon Savannah into the country’s rural regions, LSE Fellow Gianluca Iazzolino highlights the factors that have shaped the trajectory of the first generation of Kenyan agritech in a blog series for the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. The series presents key insights from the research project ‘A Tale of Two Green Valleys’ which examines data-driven agro-innovation in California’s Central Valley and Kenya’s Rift Valley. You can read the first articles from the series here.
Request to stop the extension of pharmaceutical patent periods in Brazil
The Brazilian Public Prosecutor cited a paper co-written by PhD student in the Department of International Development, Eduardo Mercadante, in the request that the Supreme Court immediately stop the extension of pharmaceutical patent periods to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the full story here.
Special Issue of Development and Change edited by Kate Meagher
Dr Kate Meagher recently edited an issue of Development and Change on the Politics of Open Access, including writing the introductory article, "The Politics of Open Access: Decolonizing Research or Corporate Capture?". Professor Meagher also chaired a panel discussion on Digital Bias, Diversity and Development. You can watch the recording of the online event back here.
Professor Naila Kabeer included in Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2021
Professor Naila Kabeer has been included in Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2021. The list honours and celebrates people of all genders working on gender policy and making the world more equitable, whether they exert their influence through policymaking, public service, research, philanthropy, advocacy, activism or however else. See the full list here which also includes Jacinda Ardern, Dr. Stella Nyanzi and Dr. Fatima Denton.
Political Economies of Energy Transition - book launch
On Tuesday 26 January the Grantham Research Centre on Climate Change and the Environment and the Department of International Development at LSE hosted the launch of ID Head of Department Professor Kathryn Hochstetler's book, Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa. Speakers at this event included Dr Jonas Meckling, Professor Ken Shadlen, Professor Robert Falkner as well as the author.You can watch the talk back here.
Dr Leone on school closures in the FT
Dr Tiziana Leone spoke to the Financial Times about school closures and the move to teaching online across UK and Europe following the surge in coronavirus cases. “The messaging that schools are open and children do not get sick means people don’t understand the real danger for children — that they are massive vectors” - Dr Tiziana Leone