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LSESU Development Week focuses on UN millennium development goals

The LSESU Development Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) celebrates Development Week at LSE with a series of events, including a lecture by  Ian Goldin, vice president of the World Bank, from Monday 31 January to Thursday 3 February.

The week takes UN millennium development goals as its main theme and each day will be dedicated to either the political, economic, social, environmental or personal aspects and perspectives of this central theme.

  • Financing the Goals: where is all the money going to come from?
    Speakers: Arabella Frasier, Oxfam research, David Hillman, Tobin Tax Network, Paoloa Subacchi, Chatham House. Chair: Whitni Thomas, head of access, New Economics Foundation.
    Monday 31 January, 6.15pm in E171, East Building, LSE
  • The MDGs So Far - Challenges, Obstacles and Solutions
    Speakers: Adrian Wood, Department for International Development, Dr Margot Salomon and Dr Christopher Scott, LSE.
    Tuesday 1 February, 2.30pm, E171, East Building, LSE
  • Five Years' Impact on Civil Society
    Speakers: Monica Evans, International Labour Organisation, Ceri Hayes, Womankind, UNICEF representative to be confirmed. Diane Perrons, director of the Gender Institute, LSE.
    Wednesday 2 February, 5.15pm, D202, Clement House, LSE
  • Meeting the Challenge of Development - an action agenda to achieve the MDGs [updated 28 Jan]
    Speaker: Ian Goldin, vice president, World Bank
    Thursday 3 February, 2.15pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE [updated 31 Jan] 
  • Creeping Deaths: the factors that kill
    Speakers: Gregory Barrow, World Food Programme, Mary O'Connell, WaterAid, Katie Heller, Institute of International Development. Chair: Dr Hakan Seckinelgin, Social Policy Department, LSE.
    Thursday 3 February, 5pm, H102, Connaught House, LSE

The week concludes with Pure - party for your conscience!, a fundraising auction for WaterAid on Thursday 3 February at 7pm in the Quad, East Building, LSE.

All events listed are free and open to all with no ticket required, with the exception of Ian Goldin's lecture on Thursday 3 February which will be ticketed, and the auction on Thursday 3 February - entry to this is £2 with all proceeds going to WaterAid.

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For more information or to reserve a press seat for any of the above events, contact the LSESU Development Society, email Vishna Gandhi at su.soc.development@lse.ac.uk| 

Further details for Ian Goldin's lecture will be posted here when confirmed, or at www.lse.ac.uk/events| 

Notes:

The above events are organised by the LSE Students' Union Development Society is a newly founded society that aims to promote an interest in and to raise awareness of, important international developments.

Updated 31 January 2005

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