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Thinking of applying for a Development related Internship? Second year International Development and Italian student Ludwig Ahlqvist blogs about his experience of working as an intern in a Washington D.C based NGO ‘Free The Slaves’ I did a two months internship this summer (2015) at a Washington, D.C. based NGO called...

WOMID is a new global mentoring initiative for women working in international development, facilitating mentorship between early career academics and practitioners. Alex Dorgan and Beth Harrison, who co-founded WOMID based on their own experiences of doing PhDs, explain what WOMID is all about and how you can get involved. This...

Reflections on this year’s DSA conference blog post by Lata Narayanaswamy, Kate Gooding and Anne Tallontire Three CGD members took part in this year’s Development Studies Association Conference “Global Development as Relationship: Dependence, Interdependence or Divide?” which took place 7th and 8th September at the University of Bath. Here they...

Blog post by Hannah Leach which first appeared on the Practical Initiatives Network blog “The world is witnessing its worst refugee crisis since WWII. Hard to ignore, right? And despite waves of videos, cartoons and memes portraying refugee-kicking journalists, fascist border police retaliations and “undercover” ISIS recruits sneaking into the...

Last month Centre for Global Development held its annual Summer School. The theme was The Post-2015 Agenda, and over four days we had an array of lectures, interactive workshops, simulations, debates, talks and presentations from University of Leeds lecturers, guest speakers, practitioners, activists – and 18 fantastic participants from different...

Reflections on ‘The post-2015 development agenda: manifesto for an age of global inequality and turmoil?’ With the Centre for Global Development 2015 summer school sadly at an end I have had some time to reflect on the many interesting discussions and activities that filled the week and made the time...

My name is Franziska and I studied the MA International Communication at the School of Media and Communication this year. I was lucky enough to obtain a departmental bursary to attend the Centre for Global Development Summer School 2015, which was a great experience both academically and personally. It allowed...

Studying a master of science in development studies at Lund University in Sweden, I am evidently interested in the past, present and future trends i.e. theories and practices in international development. Seeing that the field of development to be very heterogeneous and dynamic, I continuously seek to advance my knowledge,...

Yumna M. Usmani and Mahrukh Adnan Shaukat blog about the last seminar in the POLIS Seminar series 2014-15, held on 28th May. Professor Roger Mac Ginty, from the University of Manchester, was invited to talk about his on-going research on top-down bottom-up peacebuilding, focusing on the issues of epistemology. Professor...

Last week’s Summer School was a great success; thanks to all the participants, speakers, funders, organisers and volunteers. We had a fantastic four days of discussion, debate, seminars, masterclasses, presentations and socialising.