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Anne-Marie Slaughter Public Lecture

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Written by Janis Wong (Women Leaders of Tomorrow President) The value of care: Are women in the city better equipped to achieving gender equality? ‘Privilege repeats itself,’ Anne-Marie Slaughter says, demonstrating the significance of the first 5 years of care in a child’s life. In her public lecture hosted by the LSE US Centre last Monday, and book ‘Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family’, Slaughter focuses on increasing the value…

Systematic Abuse of Vulnerable at Medway

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Written by Hannah Pittaway (LSE Postgraduate from Reclaim Justice Network) Are Britain’s vulnerable children bearing the cost of prison outsourcing? When vulnerable children go to jail in England and Wales, society should expect them to be kept safe. However, in a recent BBC Panorama episode, culpable G4S employees are seen discussing their intentions and methods for harm, as vulnerable children are threatened, stabbed with forks, manipulated to become aggressive, systematically…

The Heart Of The City?

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Written by Ritush Dalmia As part of the RAG edition, we take a closer look at the role of charity in the City Young adults scurrying around at 7am with their daily dose of caffeine. Tall, intimidating glass buildings with thousands of computers flashing stock prices every minute. Is there any compassion in The City? Though it may take more than a few scratches beneath the surface to find, the answer…

Corbin’s Cabinet Woes

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Written by Alex Gray Have we come to expect a shadow cabinet too united to ever have a serious debate? At a recent Fabian Society conference, the easiest way to get an applause was to call on the party to focus on the real enemy; the Tories. This is something that even those outside of the Labour Party tend to agree on – Britain does better, as do most democracies,…

The EU: Time to Leave

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Written by Ramone Bedi The EU referendum presents the British people with a chance to significantly change the society they live in; they should use it to vote out. Since the EU was first established it has grown from six member states to twenty-eight member states. This extreme expansion has made it very difficult for the EU to perform its primary function – to create a single market, in which…

The Economics of Migration

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Written by Aristeidis Grivokostopoulos Merkel appears to be the victim of her own kindness, and this plays to the populist right Last week’s public lecture on the “Economics of Migration”, offered by the labour market expert Professor Alan Manning, had two main points one should have taken out of it. The first, and also the most important point concerning the actual topic of the lecture, namely the underlying economics of…

Islam and Gender Equality

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Written by Saleha Malik Islam is often blamed for gender inequality, though a much close analysis is needed Islam and gender with regards to the Middle East has always remained a controversial problem. The prescribed role of women in Islamic theology and law is often argued to be a major determinant of women’s status. However, I believe to hold Islam responsible for gender inequality in the region is too simplistic…

Students4Students: Opening Up Britain’s Elite Universities

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Written by Students4Students Students4Students is a charity seeking to open up elite institutions by providing tutoring to disadvantaged students The State of Higher Education On the global stage, the education system in the United Kingdom is lauded as one of the best, with highly regarded prep schools, secondary schools, and universities. LSE, a perfect example of an internationally recognised university with world-class academics and alumni, is just that. Russel Group…

2015 Was A Shit Year

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Written by Christopher Wilburn A selection of some of the reasons why 2015 was the shittest year we’ve had for a while If a week is a long time in politics, a year is an eternity. 2015 was no doubt one of the most tumultuous years of the past few, with economic issues taking centre stage at many points. The most obvious place to start would be with the general…

The EU: Someone say Referendum?

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Written by Louis Klineberg The referendum is set to be a crucial and lingering debate as we go into 2016 With the turn of the New Year and a referendum promised by the end of 2017, it seems undoubtable that talk will turn to the Europe debate. It seems both Corbyn and Cameron are convinced of the benefits of remaining in the Union, but the issue is clearly splitting their…