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Prashant Rao: From LSE’s Beaver Editor to AFP’s Baghdad Bureau Chief and The New York Times

By Taryana Odayar.  Prashant Rao is the current Deputy Business Editor for Europe at The New York Times, and the former Baghdad Bureau Chief for Agence France-Presse (AFP). He was assigned to the Baghdad Bureau by the AFP for five…

“The Philanthropist’s Tale” with Dr. Laurie Marsh

By Taryana Odayar. Dr Laurie Marsh is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, but you’ve probably never heard of him until now. As one of Britain’s biggest philanthropic entrepreneurs, he developed and operated hotels and theatres in London and…

Last Editorial: Goodbye Beaver!

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. This is my last ever Editorial – the very last one! Can you believe it?! Looking back over my time as Exec, I feel proud of everything we have achieved as an Editorial Board, and…

The Amartya Sen Interview: on Democracy and Justice

By Taryana Odayar and Sonali Campion.  An aged gentleman wearing a bright yellow raincoat slowly shuffles into the lobby of LSE’s Old Building. He is unaccompanied and moves gingerly with unhurried yet deliberately measured steps. He takes a seat on…

In conversation with the indefatigable Julia Gillard

By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor.  Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), and the first woman to hold the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister & Leader of a major party in Australia. She is currently…

Fadumo Dayib: From Refugee to Somalia’s first female Presidential Candidate

By Taryana Odayar.  Fadumo Dayib was born in a displacement camp in Kenya to Somali parents who had travelled there after losing eleven previous children to preventable diseases. Her family sold all their possessions so that she could escape to…

Fadumo Dayib: From Refugee to Somalia’s first female Presidential Candidate

By Taryana Odayar.  Fadumo Dayib was born in a displacement camp in Kenya to Somali parents who had travelled there after losing eleven previous children to preventable diseases. Her family sold all their possessions so that she could escape to…

From Freedom Fighter to Presidential Candidate: Can Joice Mujuru topple Mugabe?

By Taryana Odayar.  Joice Mujuru was the first Vice President of Zimbabwe, serving from 2004 – 2014, and is a Presidential candidate for the 2018 elections. She was a panellist for the ‘Women Leaders on the Global Stage: lessons for…

From Freedom Fighter to Presidential Candidate: Can Joice Mujuru topple Mugabe?

By Taryana Odayar.  Joice Mujuru was the first Vice President of Zimbabwe, serving from 2004 – 2014, and is a Presidential candidate for the 2018 elections. She was a panellist for the ‘Women Leaders on the Global Stage: lessons for…

Will Financial Stability and Capitalism always be at odds?

By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor. In the opening scene of Boom, Bust, Boom, a documentary starring ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones, Jones is seen standing in the middle of Wall Street where he infamously proclaims, “This film is about…