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Angelina Jolie Delivers Inaugural Lecture at the LSE

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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 of the co-founders of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) – which aims to “raise awareness of the extent of sexual violence in situations of armed conflict and rally global…

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

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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 at Durham mocked the “irrelevant grandstanding” of student union leaders during his NUS Delegate campaign, promising to build a statue of Malia Bouattia, the current NUS President. “We are a…

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

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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 public event hosted by the South Asia Centre. The former UN under-secretary general filled the Sheikh Zayed Theatre as he spoke thoughtfully and confidently about “the need for atonement” for…

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

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

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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 goods. With John Major, Ed Miliband and new LSE director Dr Shafik among the audience members, individuals from a plethora of political backgrounds gathered to seek guidance from the figure…

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

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

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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 has warned. These three sectors in London are still largely reliant on immigrants from the European Union, according to findings published by the London Assembly’s economic committee. Indeed, EU-born immigrants…

German Symposium Predictably Efficient

German Symposium Predictably Efficient

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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 to Germany, this year related to the theme of “Managing Risk”. The Symposium has long been the most prestigious German event in the UK related to current affairs, drawing sponsorship…

LSE Cleaners Vote To Strike on 15th and 16th March

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by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor LSE cleaners who are members of the United Voices of the World union have returned a 100% yes vote for strike action. The strike dates are 15th and 16th March. This will be the first strike by outsourced staff in the 126 year history of the LSE. The LSE outsources cleaning to Noonan, an Irish firm who provide ‘strategic outsourcing solutions’ to the LSE. The…

This Week’s By-Elections: What you need to know

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Why Don’t Referenda Work? Blame Older Voters

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Teaching Excellence Framework: Beneficial to Whom

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