Thinking about a career in international development? There are loads of different areas and sectors that fall under the umbrella of international development, and many different career path possibilities! Here’s … Continue reading 2021 Guide to Careers in International Development
2020 stands out as a year of staggering political turbulence in the United States. With over 340,000 deaths from COVID-19 in 2020 alone, widespread Black Lives Matter protests and a … Continue reading Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.
In what sense can it be said that indigenous people are ecologists and poor people environmentalists? How are continuities and discontinuities between humans, living kinds and other objects in the … Continue reading Prof. Laura Rival: Can Development Policies Help Conserve Both Biological and Cultural Diversity?
On 11 February, 31 years ago, Nelson Mandela was liberated from his 27-year toil in prison. This climactic event would mark the beginning of the end for the Apartheid regime. … Continue reading 31 Years Later, South Africa’s Battle With Apartheid Is Not Yet Won
Farmers in India have been protesting against three farm acts passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. But what exactly is going on? Narrated by Talha Islam and … Continue reading Farmers at War: A Short Introduction to India’s Agricultural Plight
Volunteering tourism – “voluntourism” – might be a popular choice among some gap year students, but could it be doing more harm than good? Based on an interview with Jasper … Continue reading Voluntourism: Gaining More Than You Give
In 2008, the unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip reached 71%. The Palestinian economy is endemically weak, in part due to its split geography between Gaza and the West Bank, … Continue reading Prof. Bashar Malkawi: Stumbling Blocks to Palestinian Development
Growing up in a western European country, it is hard to avoid the terms ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ as a framework for viewing the entire world. A brief online search reveals … Continue reading Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World
Latin America has been one of the worst-hit regions in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 14 million diagnosed cases. Media images of cardboard coffins and bodies being left … Continue reading María-Noel Vaeza: Violence Against Women
Latin America has a long and rich history of feminist collective action, from the Madres de Plaza de Mayo who campaigned against the Argentinian dictatorship government following the disappearances of … Continue reading Dr Julia Zulver: High Risk Feminism
In this podcast with Dr Hla Kyaw, the chairman of the European Rohingya Council, we seek to understand more about the ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims and discuss … Continue reading Dr Hla Kyaw: Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and renewed gross inequalities in global access to education. These inequalities are not new, but the rapid large-scale move to online learning for the majority … Continue reading Educational Inequalities Move Online in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Here at OxSID, we aim to make navigating the world of International Development easier and more accessible to all. To do this, we have created this guide with our top … Continue reading A Brief Guide to Careers in International Development
OxSID President Caitlin Smith speaks with Ruby Weaver co-founder of Our Generation for Inclusive Peace – a new youth-led research and advocacy initiative seeking to revolutionise how we conduct peace … Continue reading Ruby Weaver: Our Generation for Inclusive Peace
Jess Wallis (Middle East Events Officer, OxSID) animates the work of Lauren Johnston (research associate, China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London) based on an … Continue reading Modern China-Africa Relations with Lauren Johnston
Coronavirus has been an inescapable headline for most of this year and stands in a position to dominate discussion for the foreseeable future. Consequently, the analysis of what governments and … Continue reading Partisan Pandemic: Public Health in the Age of Trump
Middle East Events Officer, Caitlin Hennessy, speaks with Dr Sa’ed Atshan Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College and who is currently on sabbatical a Visiting Scholar … Continue reading Dr Sa’ed Atshan: ‘Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique’
Africa Events Director, Priyan Selvakumar speaks with Matthew Page, Chatham House Associate fellow for the Africa programme. He is also the former US intelligence Nigeria expert as well as former … Continue reading Matthew Page: A Day in the Life of a Nigerian Politician
Europe Events Director, Timea Iliffe, speaks with Catherine Woollard, Director of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. Interview by Timea Iliffe. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook
In this podcast with academic and author Professor Cathryn Costello, we discuss the significance of refugee and asylum law for human rights, and investigate the ways that systems of international … Continue reading Prof. Cathryn Costello: Human Rights and Refugee Law During COVID-19
OxSID’s Jess Wallis explains the history and context behind the Syrian Civil War, as well its current situation.
Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Watts, the Global Environment Editor at The Guardian Newspaper. Jonathan has been a journalist at the Guardian for 24 years, taking up roles … Continue reading Jonathan Watts: Journalism and Climate Activism
Many in the UK suspected the Prime Minister’s somewhat awkward utterance from behind the dispatch box two weeks ago—‘yes of course Black Lives Matter’—of being hollow. That it was belated is … Continue reading If Black Lives Matter, don’t merge DFID with the FCO
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