Angelina Jolie Delivers Inaugural Lecture at the LSE

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

German Symposium Predictably Efficient

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…

A New Era of LSE SU Elections

A call for more increasing voter turnout and more substantiated campaigning in future elections By Hari Prabu In preparing to watch Lent Term elections unfold for a fourth time, cynicism was very much at the forefront of my mind. I…

Afghanistan’s Incompetent Army

Dire leadership, poor education and corruption: the Afghan army is performing poorly By Cameron Chippindale When NATO formally ended its combat operations in Afghanistan on December 28th 2014, few observers were deluded enough to have high hopes for the independent performance…

Division Will Prevail in Northern Ireland

Unionists losing majority at Stormont will not bring a new unity to the population By Alan Locke Seismic change is happening in Northern Ireland. On 3rd March, for the first time since its formation in 1925, Nationalist (pro-Irish reunification) parties…

Against Capital Punishment

Reject state-sanctioned murder, even if we accept individual responsibility By Eponine Howarth On December 2nd 2016, Nie Shubin was declared not guilty by the Supreme People’s Court, in Liaoning Province, China. It replaced the first verdict from 1995 which had judged…