Workshops and Seminars

Discover new ideas and research

'To Know the Causes of Things'

Over the course of the academic year, the FLCA hosts a series of seminars and  practical workshops for students and researchers.




The Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) explores how governance works in marginalised and conflict-affected regions. It investigates the complexity of public authority and the risks and opportunities this creates for international development and inclusive growth.

Each academic year, CPAID hosts a series of seminars with academics from across LSE, the UK and other institutions abroad to discuss how public authority relates to development.

For the Michaelmas term, here are the CPAID seminars so far confirmed:

  • 10 October 2019 | Education Work and Leisure: How Young Men Make Sense of their Lives in Eastern Uganda? | Ben Jones, University of East Anglia | 12.30-2:00pm | Room CBG.1.05
  • 15 October 2019 |The politics of saving endangered knowledges in Africa. | Yirga Woldeyes, Curtin University, Australia | 12.30-2:00pm | Room CBG.1.06
  • 17 October 2019 | TBC | Sekai Mei Zengeza  | 12.30-2:00pm | Room TBC
  • 24 October 2019| The contradictions of the authoritarian developmental state: energy boom and bureaucratic autonomy in Rwanda| Benjamin Chemouni  | 12.30-2:00pm | Room TBC

We will be adding more seminars as they are confirmed. Please check back regularily for the most up to date CPAID seminar information.

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Workshops for students and academic staff


Phd academy

Young, Gifted and Black in Academia

Hosted by Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and the Phd academy

Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Time: TBC
Venue: Phd Academy, LSE
Speakers: TBC

Registration will open in October 2019.




International opportunities/workshops


  • Call for Particpation for Social-Science Writing workshop at Njala University, Sierra Leone. We invite applications from PhD students/ academic staff based at the London School of Economics (LSE) or the colleges of the University of Sierra Leone, Njala University (or other academic/ research institution in Sierra Leone) for a one-week writing workshop at Njala University. The workshop is specifically aimed at early career scholars, and will offer support for those with limited experience of publishing in peerreviewed journals. This workshop is a partnership between the Centre for Public Authority (LSE), Firoz Lalji Centre for the Study of Africa (LSE), Department for International Development (LSE and) RECAP (LSHTM/UoSL).  More information
  • Call for Applications for Ugandan and South Sudanese Early Career Researchers for Writing workshop. In partnership with the British Academy and University of Juba, we are seeking early career researchers from Uganda and South Sudan interested in attending a writing workshop in East Africa from the last week of July 2019. Particpants will  receive additional support to facilitate the submission of an article to an international, peer-reviewed journal by the end of November 2019.    More information  


Critical African writings reading group


Critical african reading group

This reading group will resume in the Lent term of Academic year 2019/20.

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