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International Development Events Programme 2017

Throughout Lent term, LSE Careers is presenting a diverse range of seminars and panels aimed at students who are thinking of working in the development sector.

To attend you must book a place online in advance. Booking usually opens at 9.30am one week before the event. A full list of the International Development Events Programme (IDEP) dates can be found below and on LSE CareerHub. We'll be adding new events on an ongoing basis, so keep checking back for more.


IDEP: Humanitarian work in the European Commission

Starts: 19 Jan 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 19 Jan 2017 1:00 PM
Remaining places: 27
LSE alumnus Vera Mazzara will talk about careers in international development at the European Commission. As well as her current role as a Project Officer working in humanitarian aid and civil protection, she has worked in other parts of the commission (EuropeAid), in NGOs, and public affairs.

IDEP: Save the Children's role in humanitarian capacity building

Starts: 24 Jan 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jan 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 80
Andy Naslas and Caroline King from Save The Children will talk about the training their organisation provides for those involved in humanitarian emergencies.

IDEP/Generate Debate Club: 'Charity Sucks' – has philanthropy failed to alleviate poverty?

Starts: 25 Jan 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Jan 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 68
​As part of our debate club series this panel looks at whether social enterprise, aid, donations and philanthropy have failed to alleviate poverty and disengagement.

IDEP: How to find an overseas volunteering opportunity

Starts: 26 Jan 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Jan 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 60
​Are you interested in volunteering overseas? Come along to this panel event investigating how to choose an overseas volunteering opportunity.

IDEP: Meet an Alum - Government Relations

Starts: 26 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

IDEP: Careers in qualitative research in the International Development sector

Starts: 27 Jan 2017 9:00 AM
Finishes: 27 Jan 2017 10:00 AM
Remaining places: 120
​In this informal seminar Dwan Kaoukji will talk about her career as an international development qualitative researcher. Dwan is currently Senior Research Manager for Girl Effect and has also worked as a Qualitative Researcher for BBC Media Action (the BBC's international development charity).

IDEP: How to get into International Development (for postgraduate students only)

Starts: 31 Jan 2017 9:00 AM
Finishes: 31 Jan 2017 11:00 AM
Remaining places: 120
This seminar for postgraduates is a practical guide to the key things you need to know about the international development sector, covering who the major organisations are, job opportunities and where to find them, and how to get valuable development experience.

IDEP: LSE International Development Volunteering Fair 2017

Starts: 31 Jan 2017 4:30 PM
Finishes: 31 Jan 2017 7:00 PM
Meet over 20 organisations and charities who are offering many UK-based and international volunteering opportunities in the field of international development.

IDEP: Working in international organisations, think tanks and government roles after a PhD

Starts: 1 Feb 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 1 Feb 2017 7:00 PM
Remaining places: 40
LSE PhD alumni share their career stories and experiences of finishing up and moving out of academia. Speakers are currently working in various roles in international organisations, think tanks and central government.

IDEP: How I got my first job in international development

Starts: 2 Feb 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Feb 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 120
This careers panel features recent LSE alumni who are in the early stages of their international development careers. They will discuss how they got their first permanent paid position and what their roles involve.

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