AFLSE Washington, DC: Presentation by Dr. Borge Wietzke and the LSE Institute of Public Affairs

DC area LSE alumni and friends are invited to join us for a speakers event featuring a keynote lecture by current LSE Professor Dr. Wietzke.

LSE Professor Dr. Wietzke will speak about his research on the politics of poverty alleviation and welfare programmes. Following the keynote will be a related presentation by current MPA students on the effect of non-farm enterprises on livelihoods in rural Ethiopia.


Tuesday April 1st, 2014 from 5:45 until 7:30pm

Roetzel & Andress
600 14th St NW #400, Washington, DC

This event is free for attendees, but an advance RSVP is required, and must be received by noon on Monday, March 31st.

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Professor Borge Wietzke
Dr. Wietzke teaches and lectures in the International Development stream of the Public Administration programme (MPA) at LSE. His teaching focuses on poverty and inequality analysis, governance reform, international aid and trade, and the design and politics of poverty alleviation and welfare programmes in low and middle income countries. Borge has also worked for several years as a local governance and social protection advisor for the World Bank in Madagascar and has extensive research experience in South Asia and Central America. He was trained in political science and international development at the Universities of Hamburg and Leipzig, and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris.

The LSE Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is one of the world's leading centres of public policy. They run two academic teaching programs, perform cutting edge research, and engage in highly innovative public-engagement initiatives. The MPA (Master of Public Administration) is a two year-long interdisciplinary postgraduate degree developed to meet the needs of government departments,public agencies and private sector organisations for highly skilled and professional policy-makers. The curriculum emphasises a core set of skills in economics, policy evaluation and political science, and shows how these can be applied to analyse policies in a broad range of settings

For questions about the AFLSE Washington, DC chapter please contact Anne Wingate, AFLSE DC Chapter Chair, at


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