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Michaelmas Term 2011

The LSE Department of International Development is pleased to present the International Development Friday Lecture Series, which brings in leading figures from inside and outside of academia to speak on important current issues. Lectures take place Fridays from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre on the ground floor of Clement House, on Aldwych. For a campus map, please see|. Open to the public.

Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters

Date: 7 Octobeer
Speaker: Professor Tim Besley, LSE Kuwait Professor of Economics and Political Science, Director of LSE STICERD, and Director of the LSE MPA Programme

‘Prioritizing those in whose name we work’ – how reference to human rights is useful for addressing inequality and discrimination

Date: 14 October 
Speaker: Dr. Purna Sen, Director of LSE’s Programme for African Leadership, former Head of Human Rights for the Commonwealth, former Amnesty International Asia-Pacific Director

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Date: 21 October
Speaker: Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Energy Programme, University of Manchester

Economic Genocide in the Former Soviet Union

Date: 28 October
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence King, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

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Date: 4 November
Speaker: Dr Alison Evans, Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

The G20 and international financial management

Date: 11 November
Speaker: Dr Jakob Vestergaard, Danish Institute for International Studies

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Date: 18 November
Speaker: Professor Gilbert Achcar, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Date: 25 November
Speaker: Dr Gabriel Palma, Department of Economics,  University of Cambridge

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Date: 2 December 
Speaker: Dr Jo Beall, Director Education & Society, British Council