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Jolie’s appointment does not change fundamental gender relations in universities

Miriam E David.  No it’s not her latest movie role – Angelina Jolie is to become ‘professor in practice’ at the London School of Economics. And this appointment illustrates the argument of my new book Reclaiming Feminism: Challenging Everyday Misogyny

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Education and peace-building in the Somali region

Tejendra Pherali On the afternoon of 1st Nov, we were having lunch in a Yemeni restaurant in Hargeisa, Somaliland when I heard the news about deadly attack in Mogadishu that morning. The Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu was stormed by Al-Shabab

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The challenge of uniting a country: Myanmar’s momentous election day

Marie Lall On Sunday – 8th November – Myanmar will go to the polls. In essence this is the first ‘real’ election since 1990. It is only the second time since 1960 and the third if you count 2010, which

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Low fee private schools in developing countries: separating ideology from evidence

Carolina Junemann and Stephen Ball It was 15 years ago that James Tooley first drew attention to the significant number of very disadvantaged children in developing countries attending private, low fee schools rather than the free (or otherwise cheaper), public

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A New Year’s message of hope? Martin Luther King’s dream to ‘end racism today’

Martin Luther King's dream

Heidi Safia Mirza This Christmas marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral on his way to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. On 6 December 1964, when I was just six years old

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Posted in International development, Social sciences and social policy
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