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Breaking the Pledge: Why is the LSE yet to Divest?

Why has the LSE broken its pledge on divestment? The recent decision by Kings to fully divest from fossil fuels and armaments by 2022 has once again raised the issue of divestment within the zeitgeist of London students, and highlighted…

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election

  By J Kwong Despite three candidates, the election outcome is unlikely to be a surprise.  In the wake of ever greater societal and political discontent, Hong Kong will select its new Chief Executive, on the 26th of March. The official…

Angelina Jolie Delivers Inaugural Lecture at the LSE

by Tazeen Dhanani, Postgraduate Student On Tuesday, 14 March, students taking the course GI425: Women, Peace and Security (WPS) eagerly filled up the classroom in anticipation of a guest lecture. The prior week featured guest lecturer Lord William Hague, one…

Tom Harwood Pledges to “Make the NUS Ever So Slightly Less Terrible”

by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor Tom Harwood, who ran for NUS delegate on a satirical campaign in which he promised to defeat ISIS through NUS boycotts, has announced that he will be running for NUS President. The 20-year-old Politics student…

Dr Shashi Tharoor Calls For “Moral Atonement” Regarding the British Raj

by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor On the 6th of March, Dr Shashi Tharoor,  author of 15 best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction and sitting member of the Indian Parliament, spoke at the LSE about British imperialism in India, in a…

Professor Michael Sandel Talks Capitalism, Democracy and the Public Good in the Post-Trump Era

by Beth Loynes, Deputy News Editor  Last Thursday night hundreds crammed into the Sheikh Zayed Theatre to hear Professor Michael Sandel, best-selling author and founder of the Justice course at Harvard University, discuss his thoughts on capitalism, democracy and public…

London’s NHS, construction and technology sectors reliant on EU workers

by Carmelo Konmaz, News Editor   In the ambiguous diplomatic environment which has thus-far characterised Brexit negotiations, London’s NHS, construction, and technology sectors will require a heightened transitional period if they are to avoid lasting damage, a recently published report…

German Symposium Predictably Efficient

By Saskia Neibig The German Symposium 2017 last week was the 11th instalment of this annual event and is estimated to be its largest yet. The event brings together economists, business people, politicians, journalists and academics to discuss issues related…

Gone Too Soon : In Memory of Adhil Bakeer Markar

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. Adhil Bakeer Markar started his MSc in Comparative Politics at the LSE only a few weeks ago, having been awarded the prestigious…

British Government bars LSE’s foreign academics from Brexit project

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Up to nine foreign LSE academics specialising in EU affairs, who were working on a Brexit advisory project for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), have been barred from contributing to further government Brexit work.…