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Fajardo: Opportunities for Columbia

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By Scott Carpenter The former Colombian mayor and professor of mathematics stood atop the stage and declared that he knew nothing. “I know nothing about economics, nothing about business administration, nothing about finance,” he said. “My branch of mathematics, the logic of math, is the most abstract.” And so his head was filled only with impractical knowledge. Of course, then he got to the point. “But we discovered all these…

‘The Philanthropist’s Tale’ with Dr Laurie Marsh

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Interview with Steven Erlanger

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By Taryana Odayar and Alexander Hurst. 

Dean Diplomat

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The Beaver talks with former Italian Prime Minister and new Dean of Science Po PSIA about academia and Eurozone politics.

Interview with Dr Romani ; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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By Taryana Odayar (Features Editor) Expert applied Economist Dr Mattia Romani is the Managing Director for Country and Sector Economics at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Previously, Dr Romani was Chief Economist of the Global Green Growth Institute and worked at the World Bank. The interview was conducted at the LSE-UCL Economics Conference, which was held on the 21st of November 2015 at the LSE, and was organised by both…

Interview with Peter Swann ; Industrial Economist

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By Sebastian Shehadi and Stefanos Argyros (Deputy Features Editors) Note: The following interview was conducted by Sebastian Shehadi (Deputy Features Editor), interview questions composed by Stefanos Argyros (Deputy Features Editor). Professor Peter Swann is an Emeritus Professor at Nottingham University, specialising in Industrial economics, who shared his insights on the future of innovation in his talk on “Where is Innovation Going?” at the LSE-UCL Economics Conference held on the 21st of November…

What do candy, the future of democracy and funk have in common?

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By Mika Morissette (Image courtesy of Mike Stout) Even wonder what the future has in store? I sat down for a chat with Simon Morrison, mastermind behind the upcoming FutureFest, ex-Home Office media exec and Director of Communications at Nesta, the ‘innovation charity’ behind the festival, to talk about innovation, changing the future, and Edward Snowden. Nesta was set up as the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts…

Why is the LSE so stressed about careers?!

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By Mika Morissette A few weeks ago The Beaver published a few articles on employability which caused quite a reaction. So why are LSE students so emotional about careers? I sat down with Jenny Blakesley, the Director of the LSE Career Service, to talk about career anxiety, the pitfalls of too much information and how the Career Service manages the pressures of an incredibly employable student body. Is it just…

Interview with Professor Sonke Neitzel

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This week, the Beaver sat down with renowned academic and Professor of International History at the LSE, Dr. Sonke Neitzel, as we explored the history, changing social attitudes and contemporary politics of Remembrance Day. Dr. Neitzel is an expert on the history of war, especially World War One, World War Two and military culture post-1945, and his latest book, ‘Soldaten. On fighting, killing and dying. The Secret Second World War…

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…