"The passing of an intellectual giant"
We are saddened to announce the passing of Professor Thandika Mkandawire. He was a brilliant and creative thinker, a generator of great ideas, and, above all, a wonderful person. His work inspired many and has shaped the way we understand African development. We will all miss him dearly. Our thoughts go out to his family.
"With him we are witnessing the passing of an intellectual giant in Development Studies." - Professor James Putzel
Read about Professor Mkandawire's life and contribution to development studies in this interview with colleague and friend, Professor Kate Meagher.
Celebrating Women in ID
We celebrated International Women's Month 2020 by interviewing three women in the department at different stages of their academic career: Dr Kate Meagher, Dr Tiziana Leone and Dr Sandra Sequeira. They tell us about their career journeys, highlights and barriers they have faced as well as what hopes they have for the International Development industry. The interviews were conducted by MSc Human Rights student, and podcaster, Cherry Agarwal.
Listen to the podcast series here.
Dr Sequeira and Dr Weigel on corruption
As part of LSE's award-winning IQ podcast series, Dr Sandra Sequeira and Dr Jonathan Weigel were interviewed to share their research findings for an episode exploring the effects of corruption on a nation’s economic prosperity and reputation.
Listen to this episode here.
Professor Kathryn Hochstetler on Chico Mendes
Professor Kathryn Hochstetler was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for their programme on the assassination of Chico Mendes as part of their Green Originals series.
The series assesses the work and impact of the pioneering scientists, campaigners and communicators of the last 60 years who have influence our opinion and behaviour on the environment.
Listen to the programme here.
1st Environment x Women’s Health Workshop in London
Submissions for presentations at the 1st Environment x Women’s Health Workshop in London are now being accepted. This is a 1-day multidisciplinary, multi-sector workshop and submissions are invited from anyone with an interest in environmental effects on women’s health.
Following COVID-19 concerns the workshop has been postponed to September 4 2020. The submission deadline has been extended to Midnight 15th July. Organisers will continue to monitor both Public Health England and LSE guidance, so please keep an eye on their website for further updates.
Submissions and updates here.
Professor Shadlen on licensing for Covid-19 products
Professor Ken Shadlen was interviewed by Stat News about licensing for Covid-19 products. The article looks at the issues around compulsory licenses for medicines and vaccines to combat Covid-19.
You can read the full article here.