Interviews

Interviews by LSE students.

A Conversation on Indian Media: Interview with Siddharth Varadarajan

Bhadra Sreejith sits down with Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of The Wire, to discuss fake news, online advertising, and the Indian media industry. Siddharth Varadarajan is a senior political analyst, LSE alumnus, and the former Editor of The Hindu, the…

Finding Solutions To The Housing Crisis: with Jonn Elledge, Andrew Boff and Dominique Hua
On November 20th last year the Beaver organised a panel discussion on the housing crisis. The speakers were Jonn Elledge, editor of CityMetric, Dominique Hua, an organiser for UCL Cut the Rent, and Andrew Boff AM, the Conservative’s London Assembly…
“The Biggest Mess I Have Seen In My Lifetime” Ken Clarke MP talks Brexit, Trump, and the “Formidable” Lady Thatcher

By Leighton Hughes I was fortunate enough in December to speak with former UK Chancellor (1993 to 1997) Ken Clarke MP. A Member of Parliament since 1970, under 7 different Prime Ministers, he’s held government positions under the Thatcher, Major, and…

Where Things Stand In Afghanistan

Since 2001, the price of the war in Afghanistan has been steep: over $1 trillion spent and 20,000 US military casualties, not to mention the tens of thousands of Afghans who have been killed or wounded. Three successive presidential administrations…

David Drew: Prioritising Conservation Post-Brexit

Features Editor Oli Wheeler speaks to Shadow Environment Minister David Drew about the need to invest in conservation and rural areas post-Brexit A Labour member, I was monitoring the count in my home constituency for my local party in Bristol…

Unboxing The Doughnut: An Interview with Kate Raworth

Features Editor Rajan Soni discusses the challenges facing economic theory in the 21st century with the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, Doughnut Economics Growth. It has become a byword for prosperity, a synonym for success – a yardstick by…

Changing The System: In Conversation with Muhammad Yunus

In an exclusive interview, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus talks to The Beaver about social businesses, criticisms of microfinance, and whether voluntourism is a good idea Muhammad Yunus has no plans to slow down. In 1983, he pioneered the concept…

England’s Catalonia: Canvey Island Demands Autonomy

Roving Reporter Oli Wheeler talks to the leader of the Canvey independence movement Dave Blackwell and tries his hand at proper journalism Canvey Island, a small islet off the coast of Essex, wants to break away from Castle Point Borough…

Gina Miller: “Social Media Is Ghettoising Minds”

In an exclusive interview with The Beaver, businesswoman and activist Gina Miller talks social media, EU reform and Jeremy Corbyn Two years ago, Gina Miller’s name was unheard of in the political sphere. It was only last year, following the…

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…