Notes from the Director’s Q&A: Director Shafik proud of year’s achievements

In the latest student and director Q&A, LSE’s leadership team expressed their pride in all that has been achieved in the last year, the ongoing support from the university and its plans for the future.

Minouche wants to reform the social contract. Let’s start at home.

LSE Climate Emergency Collective and Justice for LSE Cleaners For people and planet, Minouche’s social contract doesn’t just fail to meet the moment: it’s filled with policy ideas that go against everything we need to be fighting for at this…

LSE Limelight #14: LSE in a new decade with Director Shafik

“There are pre-existing mechanisms where people can give feedback if they have concerns about their roles. I think that’s the proper way of dealing with these issues rather than insinuations and allegations.” – Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE. In this episode…

One month on from Black Bloc Day: HK student campaigners juggle community tensions, identity, and going home whilst Minouche visits Beijing

Director Dame Minouche Shafik may have ruffled some feathers with her recent travel plans. As the stakes climb for LSESU’s Hong Kong Student Alliance amid warnings from the Chinese government towards pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong after the latter achieved…

BBC – Minouche top choice for Bank of England Governor

According to the BBC, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik is the conservative government’s choice to lead the Bank of England, replacing current governor Mark Carney.  Shafik has previously served as deputy-governor from 2014 to 2017. If she ends up taking…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…

“Shape the World”, LSE’s 2030 strategy

The LSE’s Director and Pro-Director, Minouche Shafik and Dilly Fung, held the Lent Term Student Forum on Wednesday 13th February to discuss the School’s 2030 strategy, offering all students the opportunity to raise questions. Mental health at the LSE was…

LSE Increases Opportunities To Study Abroad

Why now? The LSE responded to what it deemed as an increasing demand for options to study abroad by announcing the new BSc in Language, Culture and Society starting in 2019/20. This echoes the LSE Director’s recent call for LSE…

LSE’s First Female Director Begins Term

The LSE’s 16th Director, Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik, better known by her nickname Minouche, began her term on the 1st of September 2017 and has since completed her third week. Dr Shafik is the LSE’s first permanent female Director and was…