Talks with Visiting Professor Stephen Lintner

Students picked Visiting Professor Stephen Lintner’s brains this week during a session on ‘Careers in International Development: A Field of Professional Practice’.

Careers in international development are often of interest to individuals from a diversity of backgrounds given the opportunity they provide to contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction. The presentation reviewrf the mandates of representative public and private sector organizations involved in international development, the scope and scale of their programs, and the general profiles of their staff. It addressed practical issues concerning how development organizations engage individuals to serve as staff, consultants and interns. The presentation focused on international development as a field of applied professional practice and the challenges presented with work in a non-academic setting.

Stephen F. Lintner is Visiting Professor of Geography at King’s College London and has over 35 years of worldwide experience in environment, infrastructure and water resources management. At King’s he focuses on three complementary themes: policies and procedures for management of environmental and social impacts and risks; assessment and management of transboundary freshwater, coastal and marine resources; and evaluation of historical processes of human modification of environmental systems. Lintner previously held leadership roles at the World Bank; his most recent position, from 2000 to 2014, was as Senior Technical Adviser, with global responsibilities. Prior to joining the World Bank, Lintner served in the United States Agency for International Development, United States Geological Survey and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (USA).


There will be two further seminars with Stephen:

Seminar 1

Thursday 5 February – 17.30 (Pyramid Room)

Stephen Lintner

Process in the evaluation and implementation of projects and programmes


Seminar 2

Monday 9 February – 18.00 (Pyramid Room) 

Panel discussion with Stephen Lintner and Chris Perry

Fifty years of water development and allocation: what could possibly go wrong