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A Literary Stay in Paris’s Fifth

PARIS — For centuries creatives have flocked to Paris. Its cafe culture, beautiful cobbled streets and joie de vivre have been a magnet for the greatest writers, artists and thinkers of their day. The Fifth Arrondissement Among its many neighbourhoods, Paris’s Fifth Arrondissement is its oldest. It is steeped in history, dotted with the remnants of Roman temples and […]

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Want a career in international development?

Last week I spoke at Kings College London’s International Relations Career Challenge about my winding road into the international development sector. I spoke at the same event the previous year and published this blog with my top tips: Follow the link there or read more below. I’ll be writing an updated version soon! Want a […]

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Cambodia’s Killing Fields: What brutal histories can teach us

It’s always instructive to learn from history. It feels particularly so now, given the rise of extreme divisions in political debate around the world. Last week I visited the Choeung Ek Genocide Centre – aka Killing Fields – in Phnom Penh. Today butterflies flit around the former orchard site. But between 1975 and 1979, almost […]

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