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Welcome to InterDev.

The LSESU International Development Society (InterDev) is a student-run society at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Founded in 2012 by a group of passionate post-graduate students, InterDev has recently been relaunched and is the home of international development on campus.

Welcome to InterDev.

LSESU International Development Society

Challenging Stereotypes.

InterDev is driven by a commitment to challenging traditional assumptions and stereotypes to foster an environment conducive to out-of-the-box thinking and solutions.

Developing Global Ideas.

InterDev aims to develop a deeper and more critical understanding of international development on campus through meaningful engagement with academics and professionals that inspires innovative global ideas.

Driving Positive Change.

Our society encourages its members and partners to work together to develop a platform for positive change, emanating from the heart of London. This interactive platform is fostered through engaging events, social mentoring and leadership transparency.

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Who We Are

In March 2018, a group of passionate undergraduate students interested in international development decided to relaunch the society on campus. See below for the current Executive Committee 2019/20. See past committees

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Nicolas

President

Nicolas is a third-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) student from Germany and the president of InterDev. He was an events subcommittee member last year. He is especially interested in the role that the financial sector plays in development and, having lived in Colombia, in Latin America. He is a seasoned and certified sailor who loves gardening and baking.

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Octavia

Vice-President

Octavia is a second-year BSc Economics student who grew up in Romania and Germany. She is particularly interested in development economics and the work of financial international development institutions – which is why she looks forward to putting more emphasis on this side of InterDev during the year. In her free time, Octavia likes to paint, explore every city’s rooftops and learn random new languages.

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Tianyun

Treasurer

Tianyun is a third year BSc Economics student who grew up in Guangzhou, China. Tianyun is especially interested in the role of technology, institutional design and social enterprises in international development. She is also passionate about the intersection of behavioural sciences and development. Tianyun is excited to bring more appealing events to LSE with the committee. She hopes that InterDev will encourage more students from different academic backgrounds to explore and engage in the field of development.

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Lucrezia

Secretary

Lucrezia is a second year BSc Environment and Development undergraduate who grew up in Italy. She has a deep interest in sustainability and especially enjoys researching how more environmentally friendly processes and products can be introduced in the business world. She is excited to work with the rest of the committee to encourage her peers to consider alternatives to current business strategies. Lucrezia enjoys researching innovative solutions to environmental issues in her free time as well as learning about art and history.

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Sebastian

Head of Events

Sebastian is a third-year BA History student from Acton, West London.
He is especially interested in the vast interconnectedness of ‘Wicked Problems’ as well as educating, engaging and empowering others to recognise that International Development is as much an idea to be adapted, debated and developed as it is a physical phenomena.
To quote Prof. Mike Hulme’s aphorism: “It is the unfolding story of an idea and how this idea is changing the way that we think, feel and act.”
Sebastian loves mangoes, mountain turtles and those who are not afraid to be different!

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Frances

Chair

Frances is a fourth-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) student from Manchester. Co-refounding InterDev in 2018, Frances first served as vice-president, now to return as chair. In her free time, Frances enjoys traveling, photography and beginner’s rock climbing. Frances’ development interests include political economy and the Middle East.

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Misha

Chair

Myung Won (Misha) Seong studies MSc in Economics and has graduated from BSc in Government and Economics. He aspires to become a development economist. He co-refounded InterDev in 2018 during his undergraduate degree and is excited to serve again as a committee member. In his free time, Misha can be found playing a guitar borrowed from his flatmate, listening to Korean indie music, or reading the Handbook of International Development.

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Nicole

Head of Conferences

Nicole is a third-year BA History student. She is half Italian-half Ukrainian and grew up in both Italy and Singapore. She is especially interested in the humanitarian aspect of development – namely nutrition, gender and education. Nicole is excited to lead the first London Development symposium. In her free time she enjoys taking photos, going to art galleries and of course napping!

"Poverty is not only about income levels, but for the lack of freedom that comes from physical insecurity."
― Jacqueline Novogratz
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Our Events

Explore our events on Facebook. For more information about accessibility, please email int.development@lsesu.org.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
― Nelson Mandela
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Our Partners

InterDev is seeking sponsors and partners to help support our work. Please contact int.development@lsesu.org to connect with our Outreach Team and see below for our current confirmed event and individual partnerships for the 2018/2019 academic year.

UN World Food Programme

UN World Food Programme

1 event.

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International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund

1 event.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

1 event.

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Kaampus

Kaampus

Are you an employer looking to contact our rich list of members? You can upload an email to our members on Kaampus and we will send it on if we feel it matches our members’ interests.

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SponsorMySociety.com

SponsorMySociety.com

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KCL International Development Society

KCL International Development Society

1 event.

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UCL IDEA Society

UCL IDEA Society

1 event.

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Get Involved

InterDev is built on transparency and collaboration. There are many ways to get involved in our work, from joining the sub-committee to purchasing membership (Associate and LSESU). We constantly welcome feedback and strongly believe our members should be involved in defining the priorities and direction of the society. Sub-committee positions will open in September 2019.

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"Poverty is the worst form of violence."

— Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader

The Department of International Development (ID) was established in 1990 as the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) to promote interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change. The LSE ID Department is now ranked one of the world’s top five institutions for development studies. InterDev is built on this strong foundation and collaborates regularly with the ID Department.


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