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International Development

Developing Global Ideas . Challenging Development Stereotypes.Driving Positive Change.

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About us

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.

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.

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.


InterDev is open to both undergraduates and postgraduates from any academic background. We also offer opportunities for LSE alumni to get involved in our work. We are excited to announce that you can now buy associate membership from InterDev.

It is only £2. Buying membership gives you first hand access to all of our events and socials as well as any collaboration events. The funds will be used for enhancing the experience of the events as well as any logistical necessary formalities.

They will also be utilised for running charity campaigns throughout the year.

Events and Activities

Our eventsformat:  Webinars with High-level Speakers (with Q&As)

Regular Panels (e.g. for Black History Month)

Regular Fireside Chats

Regular Socials (e.g. Wind Down Wednesday)

STAR EVENT: Hina Rabbani Khar ( 7th of October)-Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Pakistan

GIAG Session on the 30th of September with John Van Reenen

Ian Goldin (19th of October)

Discussion with Two Former Ministers of Latin American Countries: Winston Dookeran and Jose Antonio Ocampos (12th of November)

Events highlight 

Guests from 5 different continents and 12 different countries (all from different countries)

14 International Institutions represented (World Bank, IADB, UNDP, EBRD, Development Bank of Southern Africa, OECD, IEA, IMF, Caribbean Development Bank, UN, New Development Bank, ILO, UNIDO and European Commission)

1 CEO of an International Bank Global Markets

3 people who talked at the World Economic Forum

3 former Ministers + 1 current Senior Minister

1 former Vice-President of the World Bank + 3 current Heads of International Institutions (International Energy Agency, New Development Bank and Development Center of the OECD)

Contact Us

We will be offering dedicated one to one drop in sessions with our president who will personally answer any questions you may have over WhatsApp. Please contact us at our email for details and to set up a meeting. We also have a dedicated Facebook group where we will be hosting group chats as well.