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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…

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…