In the midst of working on my log frame for my upcoming paper (trying to get a head start on the papers due after break), I was perusing this fantastic email that I received from LSE regarding development events taking place this month. Needless to say, after looking at this extensive list, I’ve become incredibly excited for the lectures in the coming weeks! For anyone that hasn’t seen this yet, check it out! I’ll definitely be at 70%+ of these:
|Monday 1st February||1pm-4pm||International Volunteering Fair||SOAS*|
|Monday 1st February||4pm||Seminar: How to fund your volunteering abroad||SOAS*|
|Tuesday 2nd February||12pm-1pm||Presentation: Save the Children, Ben Dempsey, Media Manager||U8|
|Friday 5th February||1pm-2pm||Seminar: Introduction to Careers in International Development, Shaun Harris, LSE Careers Adviser||D502|
|Tuesday 9th February||1pm – 2pm||Presentation: Nick Roseveare, Chief Executive of BOND “Prospects for the International Development Sector in 2010” Nick will review the current state of the sector, key moments coming up in 2010, and the threats and opportunities of a likely change in the UK government this year.||D302|
|Wednesday 10th February||1pm-3pm||Skills Session: Rob Wilson, founder of READ, “How to set up a charity”||NAB204**|
|Wednesday 10th February||6pm-8pm||Government Aid Agency Forum, chaired by Prof Stuart Corbridge with speakers from DFID, KFW, GTZ and AusAid||Hong Kong Theatre|
|Monday 15th February||1pm-2pm||Presentation: John Young, Deputy Director of ODI (Overseas Development Institute)
John will talk about how and why he got into international development, and how a veterinarian ended up working on the interface between research and policy, and recently became Deputy Director at ODI – Britain’s leading development think tank.
|Wednesday 17th February||3pm-5pm||Presentation: Sonia Soldati from Medecins du Monde, “A Career Overseas: What does it take?”||Wolfson Theatre|
|Thursday 18th February||1pm-2pm||Presentation: Peter Ryan, Chief Exec, Microloan. An insight into microfinance||NAB104|
|Friday 19th February||1pm-2pm||Lecture: Prof David Lewis, Boundary Crossing
Crossing the Great Divide: What are the experience of people who have moved between government & the third sector/NGOs
|Tuesday 23rd February||1pm-2pm||Seminar: Volunteering: Who, Where, How?
An interactive workshop on how you can find a volunteering placement, where you can volunteer, and why volunteering can help YOU and the wider London community!
|Thursday 25th February||1pm-2pm||Lecture: Prof Catherine Campbell
Tackling HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: from the micro local to the global
|1pm-2pm||Seminar: Introduction to Not for Profit Careers, Danny Wilkey, LSE Careers Adviser||D402|
This is one of the many reasons that I love LSE — maybe I actually will find a job after I graduate! Side note, I’ve been leaning towards finding a job in Europe! If not, I think I’ve decided that I want to be in NY, DC or San Francisco! I realize that’s still pretty broad, but I am narrowing it down <3.
Also, my sister sent me this song and I love, LOVE, LOVE it! Listen if you’re looking for some soul-boosting sounds: