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A Minute with Moszynski – Catching Up with an LSE Alum

A Minute with Moszynski – Catching Up with an LSE Alum

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LSE alumni have long been a stalwart pillar of the university, going on to contribute greatly to society and further frontiers in various fields. It’s not often, however, that we get the chance to catch up with them personally, so when the chance to interview Michael Moszynski arose, the Beaver took it with enthusiasm. Michael Moszynski obtained his BSc in Economics from the LSE in 1986, and has since gone…

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“Not a Fit and Proper Person to Run the LSE” – John Sweeney Slams Calhoun

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BY JON ALLSOP, EXECUTIVE EDITOR & ALEXANDER FYFE, MANAGING EDITOR Questions opaque Chinese state funding Attacks LSE handling of North Korea doc Criticises Putin meeting and says Calhoun ‘morally dead from neck up’ over tweet Television journalist John Sweeney has slammed the Director of the LSE over his “ridiculous” decision to call for last year’s Panorama documentary ‘North Korea Undercover’ to be pulled, his stance on China and the School’s…

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“The next Tory candidate for Mayor cannot be worse than Boris. Jimmy Savile is dead” – Ken Livingstone Interview

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Ken Livingstone is an oddly affable figure. Sitting across from us in his signature blue shirt and yellowy-gold suit, the former Mayor of London’s nasal voice and quiet articulation seem capable of endearing even those who see no merit in any of his agenda, who admit minimal crossover between their own politics and Livingstone’s, at least personally if not politically. “It’s always pleasant to come back” to the LSE, he tells…

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Muzaffar Khan interview by Sam Povey – Part Two

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Muzaffar Khan is an author, former trader and hedge fund strategist, social entrepreneur and philanthropist.  Khan worked as a banker, trader and strategist both in the City of London and on Wall Street. Following his retirement from the financial services industry he focused on his philanthropic activities. He is currently Managing Director at Alchemy Ventures, a social enterprise which aims to increase social mobility among students. In his role at Alchemy…

Blasted Director: Interview with Katherine Everitt

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BY JOSH JINRUANG PartB sits down with LSE Graduate student Katerine Everitt, the director behind the upcoming production of Sarah Kane’s seminal play Blasted by LSE SU Drama Society and Everitt Productions. Her previous show at the School, The Vagina Monologues was performed here two years ago with much critical acclaim. What in particular brought your attention to the play? To be completely honest with you, I was sitting at…

Alumni Interview: Joe Cross

Alumni Interview: Joe Cross

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By MICHAEL GALLO TransferWise is a London-based start-up that allows consumers to exchange currencies at effective rates very close to the spot price, even for small transactions. Two Estonians, including one who was the first employee at Skype, founded it in 2011. TransferWise has since been named one of London’s hottest start-ups and has received funding from significant investors, including early Facebook investor Peter Thiel. According to the company, they…

Claudio Guarnieri, hacker – letter

Claudio Guarnieri, hacker – letter

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‘We’ve been building technology that should have had a positive impact on our lives, and now we got to know that it has been silently and actively subverted to exercise control over everyone’ Claudio Guarnieri is a core member of The Shadowserver Foundation and the Honeynet Project, two of the longest-living non-profit organisations dedicated to making the Internet a safer place. In this exclusive letter to PartB, he shares his…