Message from Professor David Lewis
I will be moving to the LSE's Department of International Development from 1 September 2021.
I just wanted to thank everyone who has made my quarter century in the department so memorable - from early days in the Centre for Voluntary Organisation / Civil Society in the 1990s, to the MSc Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries (SPPDC) programme during the 2000s, and then later as head of department in the mid 2010s.
Throughout my time here I have had the pleasure of working with amazing people - students, support staff, and faculty.
I decided to make the move for two reasons. The first is that after such a long time I've felt the need to make a change, shake things up a bit, and take on new challenges. The second is that my work has always focused on international development issues and ID seems the logical place to develop it further.
I'm very much looking forward to this new phase of university life, and it also feels like a good time to reflect on how much I've learned and benefited from being in one of the School's most influential and important departments.
I look forward to keeping in touch in the future, and I wish the department every success during the years to come.