Catriona O’Connor: Dinner party development

Catriona O’Connor’s blog is a runner up in the 2017 Trinity College Dublin and developmenteducation.ie Development Issues blog series The topic of development is one of constant discussion between academics,…

Dillon Hennessy: Development is…

Dillon Hennessy’s blog is a runner up in the 2017 Trinity College Dublin and developmenteducation.ie Development Issues blog series What is development? Does it matter? What does it mean to…

Top 10 videos of the year (so far)

1. Still The Most Shocking Second A Day Video (child refugees)                  Following on from their most shocking second a day video in…

How many Africans?

It always was and still is one of the most useful and telling introductory development education activities as it tells us a lot about people’s perceptions of the world.  Imagining…

10 ongoing bad news stories from 2013

Earlier this month, you may have seen our top 10 good news stories from 2013 we published.  What follows covers some aspects of the other side of the coin. In…

Viral video shows the extent of U.S. wealth inequality

This six-minute video animation is currently doing the rounds online and builds on the pioneering research by economists Michael Norton and Dan Ariely about American attitudes toward wealth. The video…

Rings (of inequality) around the world

The honour bestowed in carrying the flame, kindled by eleven women using the light of the Sun, its rays concentrated by a parabolic mirror in Olympia, Greece. The call to…

Climate change: iceberg right ahead?

Last week the 3 hour documentary Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron aired on television, thanks to the National Geographic, boasting the latest data and computer graphics in reanimating…

Is Capitalism bankrupt?

It would take 4.4 earths for there to be enough for everybody to consume as much as the average American. ‘Counting the Cost,’ a news channel on Al Jazeera asks…

Charles Dickens: the social justice campaigner

Has it been 200 years already? This week marks two centuries since the birth of the great English novelist and social campaigner Charles Dickens, in 1812. One of the best…